Floret Gamifies the Stable Marriage Problem in the Name of Romance

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 15, 2014
References: floretapp & techcrunch
This gamified dating app uses the mathematical concept referred to as the stable marriage problem to make love matches. The appropriately named problem is when, as TechCrunch describes it, "elements in a group are matched based on preferences, without any two elements in the group preferring one another over their original match."

Floret will take four women and four men and put them in a ranking game all together. The people in that group will rank everyone from 1 to 4 and Floret will tell you who your matches are based on the stable marriage problem. This means everyone will be guaranteed matches, but will not necessarily get matched up with your first choice.

Similar to other dating apps and site, this virtual romance matchmaking service uses mathematical principles. But rather than algorithms, it relies on a confusing computer science concept.