Feb 192013
 

If you love, respect, and have fun with a particular friend or family member, ask them to set you up because good people know other good people. In The Brave New World of Dating, New York magazine asks: Who makes the better Cupid: a Jewish mother, an ex-boyfriend, or the algorithms of OKCupid? If you guessed the Jewish mother, you’re inside my head. Apparently, Facebook is there, too. I’ve always wondered: Why can’t I filter your friends’ friends such that I find their single male pals who live in my city? Here’s the hook: “Graph Search helps you find people, places and things—and explore Facebook in a whole new way [...] Find more of what you’re looking for through your friends and connections.”

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Learn about Graph. Like me, most of my single friends are looking for romances with sane, stable, healthy, fun and interesting people. Once Graph is active on your account, to matchmake, type: “Find friends of ____ who are [insert gender] and [insert relationship status] and live in [insert your city].” Behold! Your bar mitzvahed mama, Mark Zuckerberg, gives you a personalized list of your friend’s eligible friends, complete with details such as who you know in common, what they do for a living, where they went to school, and hot photos of them from their last vacation.

Facebook just got more interesting. And, in a very real way, kind of creepy.

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