Monday, May 29, 2017

NEW online dating app: Appetence



http://www.salon.com/2017/05/28/dating-app-appentence/

Appetence encourages users to take things slowly while getting to know a prospective partner. By not allowing users to see other’s profile pictures, they must first engage in the art of conversation.
While physical attraction is a huge factor in romantic relationships, it’s often not the most important one. Indeed, profile pics can unnecessarily distract love seekers from exactly what they’re looking for. 



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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".


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 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 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


The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
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


All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.

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




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Match site promoting Chemistry.





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

Recently Chemistry was "redesigned".
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/chemistry-by-dr-helen-fisher-redesigned.html

Please remember: the Chemistry personality test designed by Dr. Helen Fisher during 2004 is IPSATIVE, and not NORMATIVE.
It is only useful for entertainment purposes.

IPSATIVE TESTS ARE OBSOLETE SINCE YEARS.


http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/we-have-chemistry-not.html
article: Dr Love: Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-dr-love-biological.html


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 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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

eHarmony boss says UK politician may cause ‘dramatic decrease’ in Britons looking for love ???


http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/809745/jeremy-corbyn-theresa-may-election-eharmony

eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site. The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017). 

eHarmony is NOT 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.  



Please see also: 
 AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html


article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html


PAPER: "Speeding up Memory-based Collaborative Filtering with Landmarks"



[PDF] Speeding up Memory-based Collaborative Filtering with Landmarks


Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html


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 until now 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. 


Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
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 and another method to calculate similarity.

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
!!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI


The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017) 


https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/26/soulmates-ai-launches-to-help-brands-find-compatible-influencers-using-ai/

"The Ayzenburg Group has launched its new AI-powered platform, Soulmates.ai,............ The fascinating thing? It is being developed in conjunction with Dr. J. Galen Buckwalter Ph.D., the former vice president of research and development of Eharmony.com.

In short, the solution is attempting to match your brand with suitable influencers using multiple signs of compatibility."


THEY ARE ALL INTOXICATED WITH BIG DATA ANALYSIS.

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)

Please see also:
AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html


Meet the French entrepreneur bringing romance back to online dating

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/meet-french-entrepreneur-bringing-romance-back-online-dating/entrepreneurs/article/1434824


Is that a joke?


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


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

USA FTC article: How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?




https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/how-fast-will-identity-thieves-use-stolen-info
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_events/987523/ftc-leakeddataresearch-slides.pdf
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2017/05/planning-future-conference-about-identity-theft
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0009-computer-security

Nobody cares about AFF hacking incident, Management not interested at all.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/nobody-cares-about-aff-hacking-incident.html

AshleyMadison sinking ship?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ashleymadison-sinking-ship.html

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  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

For EliteSingles CEO To Speak At iDate June 2017 Mobile Dating Conference

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2017/05/elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate-mobile-dating-conference-.html

CEO of Affinitas ("EliteSingles") will be interviewed by Mark Brooks on the merger with Spark Networks during the Internet dating conference. The event is taking place on June 1-2, 2017 at the Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center in Studio City, CA. They will discuss the recent announcement that the company is to merge with Spark Networks, to create one of the world's largest online dating providers.





Please Mr. Brooks: Do Notice all this information if you are going to "interview" the CEO.
"interview" == if you are in the payroll and will receive a big envelope with money.

Affinitas GmbH. & Spark Networks Talks Merger Deal & Future Growth Strategy In Exclusive GDI Interview
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-spark-networks-talks.html
 

What I had understood: 
  •     They will run the companies separately, as if there were no intention to merge.
  •     They can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry.
  •     No mention to eHarmony, biggest enemy of EliteSingles / eDarling sites.
For 2017, Affinitas GmbH. approached Spark Networks (LOV) for a merger
"Affinitas GmbH's revenue is USD 86 Million LTM, with USD 8 Million EBITDA." ? Unaudited.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbhs-revenue-is-usd-86.html
 

Spark Networks (LOV) and EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) to Merge, Creating a Global Leader in Online Dating ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/spark-networks-lov-and-elitesingles.html

Match Group is 10 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge.
eHarmony is is 2 or 3 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge.

EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones.
eHarmony has about 750,000 paid subscribers and 10 million active users, which has been steady for the past five years.  eHarmony's sites are 3 times bigger in active users and revenue than EliteSingles's sites.
And worse, Affinitas GmbH. can not beat and will never beat eHarmony Inc. in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and United States.

eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site. The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017) 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-2015-financials.html
 

eHarmony refused to acquire the whole of Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling and others) last May 2012. There is a WAR between eHarmony Inc. and Affinitas GmbH. (EliteSingles / eDarling sites, copycats of eHarmony)
http://theheureka.com/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony
http://theheureka.com/samwer-brothers-edarling-talk-of-failed-exit-completely-wrong
http://www.gruenderszene.de/news/edarling-eharmony-rueckkauf

 
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.uk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ie
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.au
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.nz
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ca
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.za
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.mx
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.cl
And please see also: 
EliteSingles USA compared to tallest 2 active USA NBA players 221 cm (7 ft 3 in).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/elitesingles-usa-compared-to-tallest-2.html 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/if-elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-creates.html

7ft 7in British actor; the UK's tallest man, dies of heart failure, aged 36 / Please compare with EliteSingles UK and USA
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/7ft-7in-british-actor-uks-tallest-man.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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Badoo built its own big-data analytics platform




It is said Badoo is in the spyware business and backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder.

Articles about Badoo redesign.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/articles-about-badoo-redesign.html

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


Please see also:

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html


The Match team is working on artificial intelligence (AI) and its matching algorithms (since 2011). ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/the-match-team-is-working-on-artificial.html

Another HOAX: Dating app uses machine learning to find your most compatible partner
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/another-hoax-dating-app-uses-machine.html


ZOOSK SmartPick (formerly known as Zoosk's Scientific Matchmaking Service (ZSMS) )
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/zoosk-smartpick-formerly-known-as.html
is only a Behavioural Recommender System like Synapse from Match or UltraMatch from PlentyOfFish (POF) and Behavioural Recommender Systems CAN NOT outperform compatibility matching engines based on personality similarity.


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
 

How To Find "The One" Online: Dating Advice From Bumble’s founder


http://lifestyle.one/grazia/news-real-life/real-life/online-dating-advice/

They can not promise "the one" or "your soulmate" or a "perfect match" because they do not exist.
It will only exist a pool of compatible persons, not more than that.


And Bumble is backed by Badoo, in war with Tinder.

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

Articles about Badoo redesign.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/articles-about-badoo-redesign.html

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

article: Dating Apps Broaden Their Reach, Create Platform for Making Friends
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-dating-apps-broaden-their-reach.html

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

article: Insights from eSync CEO

http://themiddleground.sg/2017/05/23/insights-from-chief-matchmaker-lunch-actually/
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/01/esynchrony-dating-site-review.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/12/i-had-reviewed-esynchrony-last-january.html

eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Chile, Mexico; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia; also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony; esync (eSynchrony) in Singapore, MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc. and Marrily in India.


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


 

Short film "Offline" (2016) at Cannes focuses on perils of online dating

http://www.franoi.com/film/short-film-at-cannes-focus-on-perils-of-online-dating



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

Monday, May 22, 2017

AshleyMadison sinking ship?



Do not trust / believe article saying "AshleyMadison is back — and claims surprising user numbers"

http://nypost.com/2017/05/21/ashley-madison-is-back-and-claims-surprising-user-numbers/
 

Remember last October 2013:  


Fortress Investments, a New York hedge fund, will loan Avid Life Media USD50M over two years  
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2013/10/fortress-investments-hedge-fund-invests-50m-in-ashley-madison-.html
http://www.newsweek.com/2013/10/11/wall-street-loves-cheater-238080.html
then Alexa shows The Impact Team was really victorious. 
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ashleymadison.com
It seems no one trust AshleyMadison any more because it seems they STILL use fembots. 
Cheaters will use Tinder instead.  

Soon you will see online dating scam victims hiring hackers and private investigators to fight back bad online dating sites, destroying them from inside, ala AshleyMadison case!   

  
Please see:
AshleyMadison blackmail roars back to life ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/ashleymadison-blackmail-roars-back-to.html



Alexa shows AshleyMadison is a sinking ship.

USA FBI should had closed AshleyMadison forever.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/ashleymadison-turnaround.html


Friday, May 19, 2017

"Find love online with EliteSingles" new TV ads


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43MIe4RywxM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkJOIjovgQ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9xj8NR3JI

Old one was "Ditch the Haystack with EliteSingles"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfHhQQLLxJ4
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/elitesingles-tv-ad-needle-in-haystack.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-ceo-lifts.html

EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones.

eHarmony has about 750,000 paid subscribers and 10 million active users, which has been steady for the past five years. 
eHarmony's sites are 3 times bigger in active users and revenue than EliteSingles's sites.
And worse, Affinitas GmbH. can not beat and will never beat eHarmony Inc. in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and United States.

eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site. The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017) 


http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-2015-financials.html

eHarmony refused to acquire the whole of Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling and others) last May 2012.
There is a WAR between eHarmony Inc. and Affinitas GmbH. (EliteSingles / eDarling sites, copycats of eHarmony)
http://theheureka.com/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony
http://theheureka.com/samwer-brothers-edarling-talk-of-failed-exit-completely-wrong
http://www.gruenderszene.de/news/edarling-eharmony-rueckkauf


http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.uk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ie
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.au
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.nz
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ca
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.za
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.mx
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.cl




7ft 7in British actor; the UK's tallest man, dies of heart failure, aged 36 / Please compare with EliteSingles UK and USA
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/7ft-7in-british-actor-uks-tallest-man.html
 
EliteSingles USA compared to tallest 2 active USA NBA players 221 cm (7 ft 3 in).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/elitesingles-usa-compared-to-tallest-2.html 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/if-elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-creates.html

For 2017, Affinitas GmbH. approached Spark Networks (LOV) for a merger
"Affinitas GmbH's revenue is USD 86 Million LTM, with USD 8 Million EBITDA." ? Unaudited.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbhs-revenue-is-usd-86.html
 

Spark Networks (LOV) and EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) to Merge, Creating a Global Leader in Online Dating ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/spark-networks-lov-and-elitesingles.html

Match Group is 10 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge.
eHarmony is is 2 or 3 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge.



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article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html

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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


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)




http://www.puromarketing.com/12/28785/como-inteligencia-artificial-quiere-ayudar-marcas-encontrar-influencers.html
https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-galen-buckwalter-04139510
http://psyml.co/about/

PAPER: Improved collaborative filtering recommendation algorithm of similarity measure
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/paper-improved-collaborative-filtering.html

article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html

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



PAPER: Twitter User Personality Prediction 2017
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/paper-twitter-user-personality.html

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

Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-of.html



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 until now 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. 


Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
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 and another method to calculate similarity.

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/14/secret-eharmony-algorithm-ignoring-wishes-picky-daters/

The relationship questionnaire, says the website, will ‘help us build a comprehensive personality profile of you and work out which of our members you will be deeply compatible with.’
Yet, the secret to eHarmony’s success may actually lie in ignoring the wishes of picky clients.
The Chief Scientist at eHarmony has revealed that although singles are asked to choose likes and dislikes on a sliding scale, unless they pick the extreme ends their answers will be largely ignored.

 https://iai.tv/video/blind-data








Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html

Proof of FRAUD from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html

eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site. The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017) 


The Match team is working on artificial intelligence (AI) and its matching algorithms (since 2011). ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/the-match-team-is-working-on-artificial.html


Another HOAX: Dating app uses machine learning to find your most compatible partner
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/another-hoax-dating-app-uses-machine.html

 
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".


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 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 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


The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
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


All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.

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