According to Google’s Marissa Mayer, that might be possible!
I a recent SXSW festival, she took the stage to talk about the “fast, fun future,” including the notion that Google’s information is transparent and could be used for much more than it is currently. She brought up an interesting example, saying that
“There are actually a lot of places that have a lot of data about you that people don’t know. I read the other week that credit card companies know with 98% accuracy two years before that you’re going to get divorced – that’s crazy.
Wouldn’t that be interesting? If a couple’s spending habits together actually predict whether or not they will split?
Although Visa apparently denies that they keep track of marital status, David Evans at OnlineDatingPost seems to believe otherwise, but says that might be a good thing. Apparently, he
would love to see buying habits included in profiles. The information doesn’t have to be public, but credit card companies know an awful lot about us, why not put the data to good use?
Hmm, we’re not so sure about that.
What do you think? Do you think your buying habits have a place in your online dating profile? Or should they remain private as they have been?