If employers go out and look for employees, they have to spend time and money looking for the right person, and employees have to print their resume, go to interviews and so forth.You don’t just automatically make the match you’re looking for.They couldn’t find a job for a while, and then it becomes a fulfilling prophecy.Employers see you’ve been out of work for a year, and they make an assumption that you’re a lemon, when in fact, you just had bad luck.We lived in Princeton at the same time, but we’d never met each other. As I honestly needed to, I put on my profile that I was separated, because my divorce wasn’t final yet.
And it just says, look, there are frictions in finding a match.
You have to set up your dating profile, you have to go on a lot of dates that don’t go anywhere.
You have to read profiles, and you have to take the time to go to singles bars if that’s the way you’re going to try to find somebody.
And so I started online dating, and immediately, as an economist, I saw this was a market like so many others.
The parallels between the dating market and the labor market are so overwhelming, I couldn’t help but notice that there was so much economics going on in the process.
And so, this is where I think the dating sites have started to make some inroads.