One in three relationships today start online.

Pew Research Center

Jess Carbino, PhD

Relationship & Online Dating Expert

Dr. Jess Carbino is a relationship and online dating expert who has been called by The NY Post "the Dr. Ruth of the swipe right generation" and by the Host of This American Life "the Nate Silver of online dating."

Dr. Jess, as she is fondly referred to, served as Sociologist for Tinder and Bumble, leading research for each of the two companies. She has conducted hundreds of focus groups across the world and analyzed hundreds of thousands of profiles.

Since Tinder and Bumble, Dr. Jess has been working with individuals doing relationship and online dating coaching through the company she founded, Relapy, as well as with a variety of companies including Netflix, Google, and Ford.

Dr. Jess was named one of the 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company magazine. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including The New York Times, Time Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Men’s Health, New York Magazine and The Colbert Report. She has appeared on many TV programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, The Doctors, CNN and Huffington Post. Dr. Jess also regularly speaks at conferences and events, most recently at the Oxford Union.

Dr. Jess received her PhD in sociology from UCLA. Her doctoral research has broadly focused on sex, dating and relationships. Dr. Jess' dissertation, “Dating in the 21st Century” used data from several online dating sites to answer the age-old question: “what do men and women want?”

She is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Emory University, where she graduated with High Honors in three years.

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Online daters are 32% more likely to commit than their offline counterparts.

Dr. Jess, Modern Dating Myths Study