Undressed: What's the deal with the age gap in relationships? by OkCupid

In college I studied Computer Science and forgot how to talk to women. There just weren’t any of them, anywhere (or if there were, they were in hiding). As the only straight woman within reach, I soon became the de facto dating consultant for my male friends, despite my waning expertise. They were even more eager to pick my brain on all things female when I started working as an engineer and data scientist at OkCupid, where I analyzed data from millions of daters to get a sense of the “correct” way to date for men, women, and everyone in between. But what I soon realized was that sometimes the best way to date is to go off script. So that’s what this column, Undressed, is about: gender, social norms, dating rules — and what happens when we break them.