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ECON 159: Game Theory
Online dating is about game theory — not looks
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Strategic dating: The 37% rule
In this activity I invite five student volunteers to come up in front of the class and give their names. I then have each student randomly select one index card with the numbers, "5, 8, 8, 8, and 1. At this point I let the person with the "1" know that they are actually a "10" and I give them a "0" to go with the "1" they are already holding. The idea behind the demonstration is to get the class to realize that we can discern additional information about a person, beyond their looks, by observing who they hang out with. With any person, some traits are unobservable -- like personality, being funny, or an attentive listener -- these traits make some people more attractive overall but you could not tell this just by looking at them so when someone is able to hang with others who are clearly more attractive it signals that they have positive unobservable traits.
We develop three different interpretations of mixed strategies in various contexts: sport, anti-terrorism strategy, dating, paying taxes and auditing taxpayers. One interpretation is that people literally randomize over their choices. Another is that your mixed strategy represents my belief about what you might do. A third is that the mixed strategy represents the proportions of people playing each pure strategy. Chapter 1.