“The percentage of people using Tinder that will actually become paying subscribers is a lot lower than many people think,” says Brandon Ross, an analyst at BTIG who predicted the disappointing subscriber numbers in a note to clients earlier this week.
Why Tinder is making women MISERABLE: Men swipe right for an ego boost with no intention of speaking to matches
Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (via Seeking Alpha)
Be alerted USA FTC goes for Match Group, perhaps no more automatic rebilling clause soon!
The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.
Please see also:
Match Group Inc (MTCH) Stock Is a Horrible Hook-Up
are other big problems with MTCH stock. It is loaded with debt — almost
USD1.2 billion of it. It is trying to refinance some of that debt with a
USD400 million bond offering, but the rate is effectively in junk
territory — 6.375%. It has USD1.3 billion of goodwill on its balance
sheet from all of its acquisitions, almost a third of its market cap."
The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish
(It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2
years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten
companies to show illusory success to its investors.
Suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Social dating is vaporware.
Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to
be more effective/efficient. It needs to reduce the false positives
problem and big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance.
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement" .