A new study reveals how personal tracking can change the dating game

With sleep trackers, heart monitors, activity wristbands and other data-logging devices, people today have more numbers to describe their lifestyles than ever before. And research from Newcastle University shows how these numbers pave way to a new human social function: metadating.

Instead of relying on an app or spying through browser cookies, Metadating relies on handwriting. The 11 participants which showed up on the first ever metadating event had to fill out a form where they got to decide what data they wanted to share.

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