If the girls responded in the negative, the script would automatically delete that message from the Mailbox leaving only the actionable responses for Eros to deal with.
From there, Eros took over manually, but not without some help with the right things to say.
After the script was complete and had begun working its magic, he set about studying relationship surveys from other dating sites.
Valentine’s Day is possibly the worst day of the year for the lonely hearts out there.Chances are if you’re reading this site you have some idea of how to use online dating to your advantage, but not like this guy does.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.For the uninitiated, au is one of Australia’s largest dating sites with over 450,000 members logging on every month to try to find their true love, someone to have a drink with or even just someone to spend the night with.
Over 1200 new members are signing up every day, and it claims to be the first online dating site in Australia. It’s free to make initial contact with a member via what’s known as a “Kiss” message.
It’s a flirty way of letting users know that you’re interested in them.
The responding user can then send a Kiss back letting you know that they want to take things further — in which case you send an email which costs money — or they can let you know they’re not interested.
Emails cost a certain amount of money per message, and improved analytics and search rankings can come from being a premium — or RSVi P — member.
When our friend Eros — an IT security guy by trade — wanted a date, his friend showed him RSVP.
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.