SARAH GREEN: Well, and as you point out in the book, there is one way in which both romantic partners and potential employers try to get you to choose them by signaling either how desirable they really are or maybe at least how much they’re really interested in you.And you had some really great examples of everything from Korean dating sites to high end law firms on how people do this, or law clerkships.
PAUL OYER: Well, it does make the market a lot more complicated as I point out in the book.
Shopping for a house and shopping for, that’s terrible terminology, but trying to find the right life partner are very similar in the one sense where each one is different.
And this is something that when pundits start talking about settling and how more people should just settle, I always want to scream, because I think, but, you’re not just settling for someone. That’s why I was very glad to see you make that distinction.
So how does that kind of mutual choosing option kind of mix things up?
So online dating has actually provided a boon to the market, or at least from my perspective I think of it that way.