Monday, April 24, 2017

It is not only OKCupid, USA Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating.





 http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-okcupid-dead-profile-lawsuit-bsi-20170424-story.html

Several 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 creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???

Match lost a ruling in Chicago in 2013.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/new-lawsuit-against-match-group-inc.html

OkCupid user: Premium service matched me with 'dead' profiles
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-okcupid-dead-profile-lawsuit-bsi-20170424-story.html

Class Action Calls Match a 'Scam' / More than 90% of potential dates are "phantoms," suit charges
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/08/class-action-calls-match-scam.html

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NEW LAWSUIT against Match Group, Inc. (OKCupid) in Chicago USA



http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/22/ok-cupid-sued-dead-profiles
Case Number: 17-cv-2988
Case Title: Chad Perkins vs Match Group, Inc.
Assigned Judge: Judge Elaine Bucklo
Filed Date: APRIL/20/2017



Fraud action: OKCupid sets users up with premium access premise, stiffs them on 'viable dating options'
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511106984-fraud-action-okcupid-sets-users-up-with-premium-access-premise-stiffs-them-on-viable-dating-options
http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/RecentlyFiledCase.aspx

A man who paid premiums to access A-list dating prospects, only to find out most were dead ends, is suing the company behind OKCupid, accusing the company of setting him and other users up to get stiffed.
Match Group responded and said the bad profiles were the result of a software bug
.

Please remember:
Match lost a ruling in Chicago in 2013.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/match-just-lost-ruling-in-chicago.html

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/dave-evans-said-match-sent-me-12.html
This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"
 

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html

Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


*** Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. *** ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html
 
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html
 

Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/match-to-focus-on-dating-events-as-it.html 


USA FTC: No more automatic rebilling in USA for Online Dating sites?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/usa-ftc-no-more-automatic-rebilling-in.html

Friday, April 21, 2017

Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???

Match  is using Lara, ‘the girlfriend you wish you had’, to surprise and delight its growing number of online daters.
https://www.marketingweek.com/2017/04/21/match-com-brings-first-messenger-dating-bot-uk/

Please see June 29, 2016:
Meetic launches dating bot on Facebook Messenger ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/meetic-launches-dating-bot-on-facebook.html
Lara or Tom, a true "virtual dating assistant."
Through artificial intelligence, the bot is able to adapt its responses depending on the requests of its interlocutor.
Thus, it will help users in creating their profile and will show singles that match their criteria.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, not more bells and whistles!

The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence. 

The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/dave-evans-said-match-sent-me-12.html
This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html


Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


Please see:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign


Full transcript: Badoo CEO Andrey Andreev on his app's redesign, partnerships, and Bumble
http://uk.businessinsider.com/full-transcript-badoo-ceo-andrey-andreev-on-his-apps-redesign-partnerships-and-bumble-2017-4

The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign, Bumble, and why he won't IPO any time soon
http://www.businessinsider.com/badoo-ceo-andrey-andreev-interview-2017-4

- Badoo has partnered with Bumble, the dating app started by a Tinder cofounder.  TechCrunch reported in 2016 that Badoo is the majority shareholder of Bumble, owning 79% of the company. 
- Badoo has been completely redesigned. The new Badoo that you can see today is just a skeleton for a whole load of amazing, game-changing features that are coming live very soon.
- Badoo does deals with other dating apps — but it isn't looking for acquisitions 

Happn wants to be acquired by Badoo or other company?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/happn-wants-to-be-acquired-by-badoo-or.html

- No IPO for Badoo.


Please remember:
Badoo is in war with Zoosk and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.
Tinder is in big war with Badoo, and can not outperform it.
The mission of Tinder was to kill Badoo, but it seems Tinder is killing Match.
It seems there is an internal war between Tinder and Match App.
If Tinder is cannibalizing Match and Match Group now wants to promote more Match App and not much Tinder because Tinder is not monetizing as expected?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/tinder-launching-or-updating-web.html

My bet: Badoo is in the spyware business, no more than that!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/the-hackers-hacked-badoo-2-june-2016.html


Google (Alphabet Inc.) launched Google Hire, a new job application service.


http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/04/14/google-begins-testing-google-hire-a-new-job.html
http://about.crunchbase.com/news/google-tests-invite-applicant-tracking-tool-google-hire-select-companies/

WayUp: same road as ElevatedCareers? Overpromises first?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/wayup-same-road-as-elevatedcareers.html


February 2016 eHarmony launched ElevatedCareers, for match job seekers with employers but it only overpromised, delivered job matches as a machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-just-closed-elevatedcareers.html
Then closed.


For matching job seekers with employers, the best predictor of job performance is always: personality!!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/ft-articles-bank-hiring-wall-st-turns.html
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
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.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happn wants to be acquired by Badoo or other company?


http://www.businessinsider.com/happn-is-getting-paid-subscriptions-and-will-use-ai-to-recommend-matches-2017-4
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2017/04/dating-app-happn-to-introduce-subscriptions.html
"I've been contacted by many companies, including Badoo," Happn CEO said. "Today my concern is not to talk with my competitors about an exit. Today my concern is to build my company."
That is code for "if it can not be profitable, Happn should be sold asap"
To avoid an end ala SmartDate.
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2011/11/smartdate-employees-stiffed-vc-rails-against-ceo.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2011/11/smartdate-forced-to-shut-down.html


Happn in emergency. Plans to reboot next Q2 2017 if it can!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/happn-in-emergency-plans-to-reboot-next.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/stupid-investors-french-social.html

Hinge: A two old months interview where the CEO explains
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/hinge-two-old-months-interview-where.html
he can not beat Tinder and will waste over USD 20 Million ?

Online Dating app Once receives USD5.6 million in funding for its revolutionary concepts in the online dating market.???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/online-dating-app-once-receives-usd56.html



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BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/bi-article-reclusive-ceo-of-dating-app.html

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.

This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"
 https://twitter.com/datinginsider

Please see: 

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html


Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


*** Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. *** ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html

 
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html


USA FTC: No more automatic rebilling in USA for Online Dating sites?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/usa-ftc-no-more-automatic-rebilling-in.html

A Scientific Guide To Selecting A Suitable Partner ?


http://www.vervemagazine.in/arts-and-culture/a-scientific-guide-to-selecting-a-suitable-partner

Beyond horoscopes and religious jargon lies a more scientific method for selecting your significant other

HOAX ALERT! Scientists making money off brain scans and DNA tests to help people find their true love
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/hoax-alert-scientists-making-money-off.html

 
Suggested USA FTC investigate Instant Chemistry Inc. and Gemetrics for SCIENTIFIC FRAUD, misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-instant.html

 

Please remember personality = temperament + character
Personality is composed of two basic types of traits:
traits that an individual acquires, dimensions of character;
and
traits with biological underpinnings, dimensions of temperament (Cloninger 1987)

The key to long-lasting romance; COMPATIBILITY is: STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.


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"

All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

PAPER: Twitter User Personality Prediction 2017

[PDF] Twitter User Personality Prediction



Please see also:

IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/ibm-deciphers-personality-types-from.html

 
paper: Preliminary Investigation on User Interaction with IBM Watson Analytics
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/paper-preliminary-investigation-on-user.html


DatePlay: Another HOAX in progress
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/dateplay-another-hoax-in-progress.html

 
Indian based online gaming company that plans to copycat .... eHarmony! They think they can use 16PF test in a game.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/indian-based-online-gaming-company-that.html

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Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)
That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity.

In case you did not notice, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates!!! 
Because they mostly use the Big Five model to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old.

Online Dating sites OFFERING COMPATIBILITY MATCHING METHODS BASED ON PERSONALITY SIMILARITY have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 normative personality test instead.
The same applies for Personality Based Recommender Systems.

 

Please see also:
People-to-People Reciprocal Recommenders
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/people-to-people-reciprocal-recommenders.html
 

A people-to-people content-based reciprocal recommender using hidden markov models
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2507214&dl=ACM&coll=DL&CFID=589669483&CFTOKEN=18383938 


How AI can help you find a date ?   
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/how-ai-can-help-you-find-date.html  
PAPER: Tensor Methods and Recommender Systems
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/paper-tensor-methods-and-recommender.html


Artificial Intelligence to Help You Meet Your Soulmate ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/artificial-intelligence-to-help-you.html

Friday, April 14, 2017

Humour/Humor & dating & Romantic Attraction & Long Term Mating with Commitment



Laughter, then love: Study explores why humor is important in romantic attraction
https://news.ku.edu/2015/08/27/first-comes-laughter-then-love-study-finds-out-why-humor-important-romantic-attraction

Relationship-focused humor styles and relationship satisfaction in dating couples: A repeated-measures design
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269620891_Relationship-focused_humor_styles_and_relationship_satisfaction_in_dating_couples_A_repeated-measures_design

Psychological Investigations of Humor and Laughter: Honoring the Research Contributions of Professor Rod Martin
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991041/

Personality, Humor Styles and Happiness: Happy People Have Positive Humor Styles
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991042/

Humour, Relationship Maintenance and Personality Matching in automated dialogue: A controlled study
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222578343_Humour_Relationship_Maintenance_and_Personality_Matching_in_automated_dialogue_A_controlled_study

Please see:
Silly humour surveys from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/silly-humour-surveys-from-eharmony.html


Please remember:
"Personality Similarities Predict Relationship Satisfaction in 23 Countries"
Erina Lee, Gian Gonzaga, and Emily M. Maywood (from eHarmony Labs) 2012

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/10/international-association-for.html
 

Marital happiness / dyadic success (stability and satisfaction) is related to STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/02/top-45-scientific-papers-for-online.html

Silly humour surveys from eHarmony

http://globaldatinginsights.com/2017/04/14/eharmony-is-conducting-research-into-using-humour-as-a-matching-tool/
 



















eHarmony Premium, new feature / option from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-premium-new-feature-option.html
 

eHarmony closed eH+ and ElevatedCareers and now offers a new silly option, at USD 30 per month, nobody will care?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/about-eharmony-closed-eh-and.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-just-closed-eh-eharmony-plus.html
eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site and a big fraud. 

The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%. (via reverse engineering by Fernando Ardenghi)
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
 
Please be alerted The Big Five normative personality test used by eHarmony, had been revealed as incorrect and incomplete model of personality. Now it is obsolete and a fraud to use it.
 

Two years ago:
eHarmony to Launch Globalization Initiative; Company Expects Subscriber Base to Grow 40-50% in 2015
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/eharmony-to-launch-globalization.html


then
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/eharmony.com
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/eharmony.ca


Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html

Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.
The Big Five normative personality test is obsolete, it has been proven as an incomplete and incorrect model of personality.
The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. 

Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. 
That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead.


WorldWide, there are over 5,000 (five thousand) online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!!!
but no one is scientifically proven!  No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships (and very low divorce rates) than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.


 

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"
 

The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:
I) Several studies showing contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"
II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless)
III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy. Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment.

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".


Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html
   

Bad Press for MeetMe (The Meet Group)


http://nypost.com/2017/04/13/teen-used-dating-app-to-lure-sexual-assault-victims-cops/
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/19-year-old-indicted-for-allegedly-sexuall-assaulting-10-woman-in-Anchorage-police-say-he-met-victim-using-on-line-app-419411194.html

Big murder scandal with Tinder in Peru
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/big-murder-scandal-with-tinder-in-peru.html
The terrifying true story of how one aspiring serial killer used PlentyOfFish (POF)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/the-terrifying-true-story-of-how-one.html
Skout problems with minors using it (during 2012).
http://mashable.com/2012/06/13/skout-rape/#kepOyzBHtEqX
"Tinder discontinues service for users under 18" via TechCrunch
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/tinder-discontinues-service-for-users.html

about article: 2 Things That Could Bring Down The Meet Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/about-article-2-things-that-could-bring.html

Thursday, April 13, 2017

About article: Matchpool Alpha DevPlan

https://medium.com/matchpool/matchpool-alpha-devplan-7d5f340cf503

Not sure what Matchpool really is, but it seems they want to copycat ...   MeetUp,  that was launched 15 years ago!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meetup_(website)

I do not understand what is new, different or better in Matchpool's approach than what is already available ?

Some news about a big mess with Matchpool
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/some-news-about-big-mess-with-matchpool.html
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The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html


about article: 2 Things That Could Bring Down The Meet Group

http://host.madison.com/business/investment/markets-and-stocks/things-that-could-bring-down-the-meet-group/article_38ae37a1-a8e3-58c5-8cae-bc5e77b9ad64.html

1) Failing to grow users organically
2) Failing to gain a competitive advantage 

I agree, because as October 2016: Revenue from MeetMe (MEET) comes mainly (94%+) from Advertisement, not subscriptions.

MeetMe's 2016 Q4 and FY 2016 earnings conference call.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/meetmes-2016-q4-and-fy-2016-earnings.html


Not to mistake "The Meet Group" with "The Match Group"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/not-to-mistake-meet-group-with-match.html


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The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".  
 

Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PAPER: The Role of Optimal Distinctiveness and Homophily in Online Dating

[PDF] The Role of Optimal Distinctiveness and Homophily in Online Dating




The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:
I) Several studies showing contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"
II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless)
III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy. Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment.

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".


Please see:
article: How successful is digital dating in finding ‘The One’?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-how-successful-is-digital.html


Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html

 
Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
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