Saturday, March 17, 2018


Please see also:
Clues To Your Health Could Be Written All Over Your Face

Compare to:
His / Her face may be swollen due to subclinical hypothyroidism
* Normally cycling women versus women using hormonal contraceptive methods.
"Ovulatory cycle and changes in face width: How women can tell when other females are ovulating using clues in their face - and how they may then try to hide their partners from the 'threat' of these fertile ladies (Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle)"
* Her face may be swollen by a pregnancy.
* His / Her face may be swollen due to subclinical hypothyroidism.
* Persons with facial surgery or even worse Photoshopped / altered / retouched images (nose, lips, eyebrows) can introduce bias in the algorithm.

Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, is suing dating app Bumble (via recode)

Badoo, backed Bumble and has its own silly / bogus patent, since 2007.

Bumble is not independent from Badoo structure (servers, database)
There is NO ROOM for Tinder and Bumble in the same boat, they are in war between them now, so if MTCH acquires Bumble, will close it forever (put to sleep).

Badoo, eight times more users than Tinder
Bumble backed by Badoo: Perhaps it is only a revenge against Match Group! No more than that.

Match Group CEO talks she is going to feminize Tinder.
Russian Biggest Social Network "VKontakte" Launched Tinder Clone

Badoo not on sale.

Be alerted, be informed Bumble is backed by Badoo (80%, majority-owned by Badoo)
It is said Badoo is related to Russian mafia of white hat hackers in the spyware business.
Badoo is in big war with Tinder (Match Group)

When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (7 years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.

Then Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder (last December 2014).

My bet: Badoo is in the spyware business, no more than that!

Many complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
Perhaps Only way to sustain that huge revenue is / WAS creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???

Friday, March 16, 2018

Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games ???

I would recommend them to read the article "The Gamification Of Love (via Forbes)"
Etermax, owner of Trivia Crack app failed to launch online dating app similar to Tinder/Badoo last September 2016.

My bet: Zoosk will run out of money and close soon. Zoosk failed its IPO last July 2014, booted founders last December 2014  and booted CEO last June 2017.

 * Zoosk hacked.
* Zoosk failed its IPO.
* Founders booted
* LayOffs
* Decadence and no innovation.

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

about article: Does DNA Dating Pass the Genetic Sniff Test?

Pheramor isn’t the first app to prey on people’s scientific ignorance

Pheramor DNA-Based Dating Using 'Attraction' Genes Attracts Questions

 Genetic Matchmaking is mainly  based on the T_shirt Experiment that only proved:
normally cycling women (not pregnant and not taking contraceptive pills) are (temporarily) attracted by the perspiration scent of clothes used by men with a Major Histocompatibility Complex MHC more dissimilar to theirs,

and not proved: women attracted by those men for long term mating with commitment.
2 Scientific Papers debunk their claims.
1) "Human oestrus" Gangestad & Thornhill (2008)
"Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"
2) "Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?" Alvergne & Lummaa (2009)
".. whereas normally cycling women express a preference for MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) dissimilarity in mates, pill users prefer odours of MHC-SIMILAR men, indicating that pill use might eliminate adaptive preferences for genetic dissimilarity."
"...., Roberts et al. attempted to eliminate these potential confounds by adopting a within-subject design in which women's mate preferences were assessed before and after they began taking the pill. Women starting the pill showed a significant preference shift towards MHC SIMILARITY compared with three months before the pill was taken, a shift that was not observed in the control group of normally cycling women."
Please remember personality = temperament + character
Personality is composed of two basic types of traits:
traits that an individual acquires, dimensions of character;
traits with biological underpinnings, dimensions of temperament (Cloninger 1987)

At the paper  "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity
The authors had written
".... mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
The present study's results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity."


Lovoo relaunches? reinvention?

Fraud with fake profiles / Police Raid on German Flirt Portal Lovoo

NEW Lovoo review as part of Meet Group

Meet Group (MEET) Presents At 30th Annual ROTH Conference

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meet Group (MEET) Presents At 30th Annual ROTH Conference
Slide 9, plans a transition to User Pay Revenue by Q4 2020
82% user pay
18% advertising

Meet Group posted a GAAP net loss of USD 64.2 Million FY 2017
Total revenue of USD 123.8 Million
GAAP net loss of USD 64.2 Million

The Meet Group Layoffs, Shifting Focus To Live Video Streaming

Please notice: MTCH group is 10+ times bigger in revenue than MEET group.

Same for MOMO, 10+ times bigger in revenue than MEET group
and MEET group can not innovate at all and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

Compare to Snap Interactive (STVI) Presents At LD Micro Virtual Conference 2018 - Slideshow

SA article: Tinder Points To Bigger Problems With Mobile 

For me it is clear they do not want to innovate.
They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

about SA article: JPMorgan downgrades Match, expects Tinder adds to drop by half

SA article: I Blew It On Match Group, But It Isn't Too Late

Match Group (MTCH) Reports Full Year 2017 Results / Q4 2017 Results

Badoo, eight times more users than Tinder

The Tinder struggle, visualized
via Washington Post

" It is likely that receiving the notification of a match on Tinder indicating that someone "likes" you, or finds you attractive, would enhance feelings of validation or self-worth."