Thursday, June 22, 2017
TC article about "Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises USD70M for monetization push and overseas expansion"
Other article says: "Tantan now claimes 90 million registered users. Excluding the fake and banned accounts, the number of valid users boils down to 60 million, roughly the size of the population of Italy. Among them, “post-90s” account for more than 75%. The DAUs reached 6 million and the second-day return rate is around 75%. Users have made over 3 billion matches in total, the firm disclosed."
3 billion matches in total == that is the same to say out of control machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
Recently Zoosk (IPO failed some time ago) booted its female CEO.
Tinder, Match, Meetic, Ourtime, PlentyOfFish, MeetMe (MEET), Hinge, Happn, CoffeeMeetsBagel, OKCupid, Bumble, Zoosk, Badoo and many more: in a WAR between themselves, no one will win!
Social dating is vaporware.
Online 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".
Match is adding video features in dating profiles.
article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
Rubbish research from Hinge: How Vices Affect Your Dating Life