For anonymity's sake, we'll call him Eros, and what he has created is nothing short of god-like: a way for the tech savvy to exploit loopholes in the dating site RSVP to get more dates with people you actually like.
This is how to hack a dating site to your advantage.
The script sought out and contacted members with a specific Kiss message when they met the criteria Eros was looking for, and paired with his RSVi P subscription, he was able to message thousands of users a day.
He uploaded 30 pictures to both OKCupid and Hot Or to figure out which ones would get him the most replies from members (he's not a bad looking guy in the first place, mind), and combined it all together to create his own special brand of automated matchmaking.At the height of Eros's popularity he was getting around four dates per week from various women he had contacted on RSVP, and continued dating various girls for over six months.All this attention saw the RSVi P search algorithm promote him to the top of all Sydney search results.He was ranked #1 out of the Top 100 guys in Sydney, which brought on even more attention.The owners of Australia's biggest dating sites have agreed to a marriage of convenience.
RSVP and Oasis have said “I do” after their parents, Fairfax Media and Ten Network, agreed that the two businesses were a suitable match.It specifically mentions on the site that users can't automate their actions using scripts.Section 7.2 of RSVP's terms of service deal explicitly with what our friend achieved: 7.2You also agree not to: a) use any robot, spider, or other device or process to retrieve, index, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the RSVP Sites; "frame" or "mirror" any part of the RSVP Sites without our prior written authorization; b) use code or other devices containing any reference to the RSVP Sites to direct other persons to any other web page; c) except and only to the extent permitted by law, modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the RSVP Sites or cause any other person to do so.After the script was complete and had begun working its magic, he set about studying relationship surveys from other dating sites.OKCupid proved the most useful with its toolkit, advising the right things to say, do and wear to impress a date.After a bit of study, Eros worked out that he could actually exploit certain loopholes in RSVP to his advantage, and set about building a Perl script to make it happen.