In the gig economy, both customers and service providers now score each other with review systems that help platforms like Airbnb, Task Rabbit, and Lyft weed out bad actors.
Drivers on Uber, for example, rate their passengers on a scale of one to five, a rating the ride-sharing company recently made accessible to its users.
Rad teased me about it several times over dinner one evening, gauging what my score might be as he swiped through a slew of Tinder profiles on my phone.
It was one thing to know my Uber rating, but did I really want to know my Elo score on Tinder?
“Every swipe is in a way casting a vote: I find this person more desirable than this person, whatever motivated you to swipe right.