However, we invest in those search costs because it’s worth it, because we get something we really want.And so when we think about a place where investing and getting what you really want is particularly valuable, it seems like the market for a life partner is hard to beat.We know your inbox is busy, so we feel honored that you'd like to include us in your email life.Here's what to expect: a weekly update from our founder Ellen, with the latest posts and sneak previews of upcoming launches.
Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Selector .selector_results_container.form_buttons.form_buttons a.form_buttons input[type='submit'].form_buttons .submit_button.form_buttons .submit_button.form_buttons .action_button.hover_menu.hover_menu:before,.hover_menu:after.hover_menu.show_nub:before.hover_menu.show_nub:after.hover_menu.show_nub.white_bg:after.hover_menu .hover_menu_contents.hover_menu.white_bg .hover_menu_contents. In their work, they were able to optimize matches between doctors and hospitals, students and schools, and organ donors and recipients by using a matching algorithm that had been designed to better reveal the true objectives and priorities of each.Being honest with yourself, then, about what your priorities are in a partner, will allow you to make the most successful match.If you want our newsletters to show in your Primary tab, just drag and drop one of our newsletters in there. Download this podcast SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR Idea Cast. I’m talking today with Paul Oyer, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. SARAH GREEN: So Paul, I’d like to just kick off by talking a little bit about the economic concept of search costs.
He’s the author of the book, Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating. Can you just maybe describe what the concept is and how you’ve applied it to this idea of looking for a life partner?