Enough of dating apps that show you images of potential heartthrobs. What if there were a program that could help you calculate where, when, and how you’re most likely to find love? There is. Almost. Sort of. It’s getting close, that is.
On today’s show, Ben and Jacqueline grapple with their current dating woes, which right now are at opposite ends of the dating spectrum: B’s in the throws of serious-relationship-ville which comes with mutual respect and trust and all that jazz so he can’t really talk about it on the radio as much as he did when we started this show, whereas J is single and frisky and dreaming of a deep emotional connection with the man she hasn’t met yet, but can do shit about it because she hasn’t been feeling well enough to date in a really stupid long time. How can we host a radio show about dating and love when our dating lives are a bit less exciting now? Harumph!
Then we’re joined by Rashied Amini, the founder and engineer behind Nanaya, a program where you plug in a bunch of info about yourself and your life, and then the same kind of algorithm that predict lunar habitation module success spits out where in the world you’ll most likely find your mate, in which social or work circles you’ll have a better chance of finding him/her, and how old you’ll most likely be when you settle down. Does the algorithm work? Does Amini apply it to his own life? Does he think we should be applying more head and less heart to our search for love? And will this help J and B with their current dating conundrums?