"online dating" is a broad concept to define a large group of different proposals: Search ("You can search for the person you want, but most probably that person does not exist or does not want to meet you because you are not compatible with him/her.")/ Matching based on Self-Reported Data - Bidirectional Recommendation Engines / Compatibility Matching Algorithms. Experience had shown serious daters never use social networking sites/applications for dating purposes and online daters belong to 3, 4, 5 or 6 online dating sites at the same time.
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry for years.
The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. There is no/weak Legislation, no ID verification, low reliable background checks, no Quality Norms.
No one compatibility matching method is Scientifically Proven.
The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than 10%). In the same range as searching by your own.
The Online Dating Industry needs a major cataclysm to extinguish the big, old and obsolete dinosaurs.
Please read: Why Online Dating Is Dying and Why It's a Good Thing!
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.
The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!