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About the PuzzlOR
Analytics Treasure Hunt 2012
The PuzzlOR
Decision Support Puzzles for Applied Mathematicians

As the owner of a new dating website, you’re working on the logic on how to best match men and women together.  Providing people with good dating candidates is important to keep them interested in using the website and for relationship success. So far, your first clients are 10 women and 10 men.

The table below shows the personality characteristics for each person.  The goal is to match pairs (one man to one woman) so that the most number of characteristics match.  For each characteristic that matches, you earn one point.  For example, matching Man 1 and Woman 1, would be worth two points (because the Living Preference and Social characteristics match).

Question:  What is the maximum number of points you can achieve?

Send your answer to puzzlor@gmail.com by October 15th, 2016.  The winner, chosen randomly from correct answers, will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  Past questions and answers can be found at puzzlor.com.

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Person    Politics    Hobby    Living Preference    Social
Man 1    Liberal    Running    Rural    Introverted
Man 2    Liberal    Chess    Rural    Outgoing
Man 3    Conservative    Running    Urban    Introverted
Man 4    Liberal    Running    Rural    Introverted
Man 5    Conservative    Running    Rural    Introverted
Man 6    Conservative    Chess    Rural    Introverted
Man 7    Conservative    Chess    Urban    Introverted
Man 8    Liberal    Chess    Urban    Introverted
Man 9    Liberal    Running    Urban    Introverted
Man 10    Liberal    Running    Urban    Outgoing
Woman 1    Conservative    Chess    Rural    Introverted
Woman 2    Liberal    Running    Rural    Introverted
Woman 3    Conservative    Chess    Rural    Outgoing
Woman 4    Conservative    Running    Urban    Outgoing
Woman 5    Conservative    Chess    Urban    Outgoing
Woman 6    Liberal    Running    Urban    Introverted
Woman 7    Conservative    Chess    Urban    Outgoing
Woman 8    Conservative    Running    Urban    Outgoing
Woman 9    Liberal    Chess    Urban    Introverted
Woman 10    Liberal    Running    Rural    Introverted