[hcs-d] Operation Match - Datamatch's granddaddy?

Samuel Meyer smeyer at college.harvard.edu
Mon Jun 27 22:55:19 EDT 2011


This looks relevant:
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1965/11/3/operation-match-pif-you-stop-to/
sam

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM, Greg Price <gprice at post.harvard.edu>wrote:

> I used to know a bit about it, and the Crimson's archives conveniently
> remind me what I knew:
>
> "According to Price, Datamatch traces its lineage back to 1965, when
> the world’s very first computer dating service, Operation Match, was
> founded at Harvard. ...
>
> In its first year, over 7,800 New England college students paid to
> have Operation Match pair them up, according to a Crimson article at
> the time. Datamatch’s predecessor also strived to make lasting pairs
> based on traits like prestige, security, power, and IQ.
>
> Jeff C. Tarr ’96, the son of one of Operation Match’s founders, helped
> launch the venture that has become Datamatch, said Price. HCS has been
> running the program since 1996."
>
>
> http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2007/2/9/harvard-computer-society-plays-cupid-love/
>
> I bet it's not hard to find that 1965 Crimson article, should you care
> to dig further. (I remember reading it before giving that interview.)
>
> Greg
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 19:18, Kane Hsieh <kane.hsieh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know anything about Operation Match at harvard?
> > http://gizmodo.com/5816038/edating-in-the-1960s-was-no-joke
> > kane
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