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What makes you click?—Mate preferences in online dating

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  • Günter Hitsch
  • Ali Hortaçsu
  • Dan Ariely

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  • Günter Hitsch & Ali Hortaçsu & Dan Ariely, 2010. "What makes you click?—Mate preferences in online dating," Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME), Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 393-427, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:qmktec:v:8:y:2010:i:4:p:393-427
    DOI: 10.1007/s11129-010-9088-6
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    Keywords

    Mate preferences; Dating; Marriage; C78; J12;
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    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure

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