Tuesday, February 27, 2018

about article: The Strange Secrets of the Online Dating Industry



https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/mb5xe4/the-strange-secrets-of-the-online-dating-industry

The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/article-brits-are-returning-to.html
 

Two Silly Conferences for the Online Dating Industry, same time, same place
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/two-silly-conferences-for-online-dating.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 Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-article-how-to-build-netflix-of.html


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.  

Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

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.
  

 
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
 
 
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



Friday, February 23, 2018

Badoo founder does not consider Tinder a competitor



https://peopletalk.ru/article/eksklyuziv-osnovatel-badoo-andrej-andreev-ne-schitaet-tinder-konkurentom/
http://www.the-village.ru/village/business/interview/302781-badoo

READ BETWEEN LINES: CODE FOR TINDER - BADOO & BUMBLE WAR

Badoo NOT ON SALE, Founder talks at GQ magazine
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/badoo-not-on-sale-founder-talks-at-gq.html


Be alerted, be informed Bumble is backed by Badoo (80%, majority-owned by Badoo)
It is said Badoo is related to Russian mafia of white hat hackers in the spyware business.
Badoo is in big war with Tinder (Match Group)


When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (7 years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.
Then Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder (last December 2014).

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/badoo-and-bumble-at-noah17-london.html






Momo Agrees To Buy Tantan for USD 735 Million?

Crazy

https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2018/02/23/chinas-online-dating-giants-forge-a-new-relationship/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-23/momo-is-said-to-agree-on-735-million-deal-for-tinder-like-rival
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/momo-agrees-to-buy-tantan-20180223-00078


Momo started as an online dating app and has now progressed to being a full social media company
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/momo-started-as-online-dating-app-and.html

TC article about "Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises USD70M for monetization push and overseas expansion"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/tc-article-about-tantan-chinas-top.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/chinese-tinder-like-tantan-soon-to.html




The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/mistakes-at-behavioral-economics-of.html


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, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SA article: How The Network Effect Will Allow Match Group To Dominate For Years To Come


https://seekingalpha.com/article/4148258-network-effect-will-allow-match-group-dominate-years-come 


"The company has been a serial acquirer, acquiring PlentyOfFish in 2015, and working on acquiring one of its' biggest rival 'Bumble'."
Match Group never discloses revenue per its each and every 45 brands.
It has big debt, in the range of USD 1.3 Billion.
"The company has been a serial acquirer", as they can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry, they acquire to show illusory success to investors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/match-group-mtch-reports-full-year-2017.html
The new CEO wants to feminize Tinder, and will not acquire Bumble at all.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/match-group-ceo-talks-she-is-going-to.html
And moreover, there are other problems in the near future, as Legislation that can forbid automatic rebilling clauses for Online Dating Sites.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/eharmony-pays-usd-12-million-to-settle.html

TechCrunch article: Facebook should actually be Tinder too
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/techcrunch-article-facebook-should.html

Monday, February 19, 2018

LemonSwan can not take off and offers free membership




http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/innovativen-lemonswan-prinzip-it-is.html

LemonSwan is another eHarmony copycat style online dating site, using obsolete Big Five normative test. (LemonSwan Prinzip)
 
LemonSwan imitation game from Parship and ElitePartner
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/lemonswan-imitation-game-from-parship.html




The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/mistakes-at-behavioral-economics-of.html


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: Getting Cozy with Hicky.io, the Online Dating Solution on the Blockchain



https://themerkle.com/getting-cozy-with-hicky-io-the-online-dating-solution-on-the-blockchain/


Other proposals like the one from Snap Interactive, Viola.AI, MatchPool, LUNA and others are using blockchain technology.

Where is exactly the innovation with Hicky?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/new-ico-dating-app-hicky-and-blockchain.html


The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
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) or other system that learns your preferences (READ machine learning)
Also do not mistake "artificial intelligence" with a behavioural recommender system.
Please do not call AI to any silly recommender system that learns your preference.


 


Sunday, February 18, 2018

article about Have Silicon Valley singles given up on the algorithms of love?


http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180217/have-silicon-valley-singles-given-up-on-the-algorithms-of-love

Match Group CEO talks she is going to feminize Tinder.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/match-group-ceo-talks-she-is-going-to.html


Remembering "Operation Match"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/remembering-operation-match.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.


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.
  

 
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
   

 
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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Remembering "Operation Match"



http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/16/operation-match/

 Operation Match 1966 USA.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/how-ai-can-help-you-find-date.html


50+ Years later, all Scientific Research shows: The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests". 
 

At the paper  "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity
The authors had written
".... mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
The present study's results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity."
  

 

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.  


Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

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.
  

 

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
  
 
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


TechCrunch article: Facebook should actually be Tinder too


https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/facebook-matchmaker/

Facebook wants to copycat WATSON IBM, a Personality Based Recommender System.

about Chief Scientist At eHarmony Cavorts With The ... Facebook
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-chief-scientist-at-eharmony.html
My bet: He is copycatting WATSON IBM, in same manner as Dr. Galen Buckwalter did, but using HEXACO model of personality (BIG FIVE, or OCEAN is obsolete now)

eHarmony and other dating sites are collaborating with big AI players like IBM Watson ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-and-other-dating-sites-are.html

Do you remember?
Facebook's Graph Search not good for Online Dating purposes.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/facebooks-graph-search-not-good-for.html

Facebook / “graph search” feature / fun dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/facebook-graph-search-feature-fun-dating.html

Facebook overhauls News Feed in favor of 'meaningful social interactions'
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/facebook-overhauls-news-feed-in-favor.html

Facebook uses GPS, location services to suggest new "friends" via AOL
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/facebook-uses-gps-location-services-to.html

Facebook Is NOT Primed To Disrupt Online Dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/facebook-is-not-primed-to-disrupt.html



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.
Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

about article "Industry of dating sites, apps 'very mature,' but fresh investors still take the leap"


http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/business-online-dating-1.4533936

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/both-ceos-talking-about-stupidities-not.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/match-group-ceo-talks-she-is-going-to.html 


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
    

Match Group CEO talks she is going to feminize Tinder.



https://www.barrons.com/articles/match-group-this-new-feature-takes-on-bumble-1518624946
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/tinder-to-adopt-bumbles-ladies-first-feature-in-a-future-update/
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-match-group-ceo-wants-to-make-online-dating-friendlier-for-women-2018-02-14
Tinder in war with Badoo - Bumble.
Badoo NOT ON SALE, Founder talks at GQ magazine
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/badoo-not-on-sale-founder-talks-at-gq.html

Ms. Mandy Ginsberg, CEO Of Match in 2 different BI articles?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/ms-mandy-ginsberg-ceo-of-match-in-2.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.


For me it is clear they do not want to innovate.
They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

study about online dating apps / via Forbes Feb 2018
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/july-2017-study-online-dating-apps-via.html

Match Group (MTCH) Reports Full Year 2017 Results / Q4 2017 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/match-group-mtch-reports-full-year-2017.html


SA article: Match earnings call: Plans for 2H deceleration, mentions tech patent
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/sa-article-match-earnings-call-plans.html

Both CEOs talking about stupidities, not about innovations!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/both-ceos-talking-about-stupidities-not.html

As usual, silly GDI Power Book 2018
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/as-usual-silly-gdi-power-book-2018.html

Happn to relaunch soon, mistakes AI to silly recommender system feature.



http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/02/dating-app-happn-wants-to-become-the-pok%C3%A9mon-go-of-love.html
https://thenextweb.com/insider/2018/02/13/dating-app-happn-wants-become-pokemon-go-love/
They mistake AI with a silly recommender system.

 
Viola.AI, a ‘Siri with empathy’ ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/violaai-siri-with-empathy.html



WallY is only behavioural recommender system and NOT AI
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/wally-is-only-behavioural-recommender.html

July 2017 study online dating apps / via Forbes Feb 2018
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/july-2017-study-online-dating-apps-via.html

It’s been more than a year since Hinge’s relaunch.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/09/its-been-year-since-hinges-relaunch.html
My bet: Hinge will run out of money and close. In same road as Happn, Zoosk and CoffeeMeetsBagel!

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

July 2017 study online dating apps / via Forbes Feb 2018




https://www.forbes.com/sites/curtissilver/2018/02/14/dating-app-study-tinder-badoo-grindr-online/

https://www.ogury.com/ogury_resources/dater-analysis-the-habits-of-dating-app-users-around-the-world/

PAPER: Decline in Mobile Application Life Cycle
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/paper-decline-in-mobile-application.html

USA favorite, and least favorite, social media platforms
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/usa-favorite-and-least-favorite-social.html

NEW and FRESH Online Dating Market 2017 (via Statista)

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/new-and-fresh-online-dating-market-2017.html

Big German Online Dating report 2017 2018
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/big-german-online-dating-report-2017.html

featured article: Mobile app startups are failing like it’s 1999
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/featured-article-mobile-app-startups.html


article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html


As usual, silly GDI Power Book 2018



https://media.globaldatinginsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/13163035/GDI-PB2018-V5.pdf
https://globaldatinginsights.com/2018/02/14/gdi-power-book-2018/

The Online Dating Industry does not need a report on the events of the past 12 months.
It does need INNOVATIONS!


about Chief Scientist At eHarmony Cavorts With The ... Facebook
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-chief-scientist-at-eharmony.html
Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html


Badoo NOT ON SALE, Founder talks at GQ magazine
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/badoo-not-on-sale-founder-talks-at-gq.html

Two Silly Conferences for the Online Dating Industry, same time, same place
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/two-silly-conferences-for-online-dating.html

Both CEOs talking about stupidities, not about innovations!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/both-ceos-talking-about-stupidities-not.html


New Silly Report "The Happiness Index: Love and Relationships in USA" by eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/new-silly-report-happiness-index-love.html


Facebook (FB) to copycat Tinder (MTCH), Badoo, Zoosk, OKCupid and other social dating site?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/facebook-fb-to-copycat-tinder-mtch.html


Soon, GDI Power Book 2017 Launches In Just One Week
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/soon-gdi-power-book-2017-launches-in.html


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.


Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

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.


At the paper  "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity
The authors had written
".... mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
The present study's results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity."
  


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




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
    


UK online vigilantes who expose dating fraudsters

conning thousands of pounds out of those searching for love.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/5564767/meet-the-online-vigilantes-who-expose-dating-fraudsters-conning-thousands-of-pounds-out-of-those-searching-for-love/

Biggest scammers are not from Ghana or Nigeria, they are precisely marketing online dating executives, who use credit card trickery like automatic rebilling and fake profiles to entice customers to subscribe. They create fake profiles from inside and also allow external scammers in their databases.

Online-Dating: 187 Portale nutzen Fake-Profile

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/germany-online-dating-these-portals.html


Chinese dating apps shut after ‘sexy girl’ chats found to be run by robots
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/chinese-dating-apps-shut-after-sexy.html

EliteSingles and TinEye Reverse Image Search
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/elitesingles-and-tineye-reverse-image.html
about article EliteSingles full of fake profiles / Beware of sharks in the dating pool
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/about-article-elitesingles-full-of-fake.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-spark-networks-se-nyse-american.html

Many 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 / WAS creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html



Article by female Journalist: Dirty tricks from Match?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3191461/From-automatically-renewing-subscriptions-secretly-boosting-profiles-dating-sites-use-cynical-tricks-stop-leaving.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/article-by-female-journalist-dirty.html
UK Journalist Melissa Kite, 43, tried online dating after being single for six months.
After no success she decided to cancel her subscription.
When she tried to cancel suspiciously eligible men began contacting her.


LAWSUIT Chad Perkins et al. v. Match Group Inc. et al., case number 1:17-cv-2988
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/lawsuit-chad-perkins-et-al-v-match.html 


Male model forced to hire DETECTIVE to track fraudsters using his pics to date 40 women
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/male-model-forced-to-hire-detective-to.html


Scammers and Spammers: Inside Online Dating's Sex Bot Con Job
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/scammers-and-spammers-inside-online-datings-sex-bot-con-job-20160201
"They're not the only ones using fake profiles," says Marc Lesnick, organizer of iDate, the industry's largest trade show. "It's definitely pervasive."

 
 
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!

New ICO dating app Hicky and blockchain technology


https://itsblockchain.com/decentralized-dating-hicky/
https://www.newsbtc.com/press-releases/blockchain-dating-app-hicky-launches-ico-valentines-day/
http://bitcoinist.com/can-you-really-trust-your-partner-hickys-blockchain-powered-dating-platform-will-help-you-start-to-do-just-that/

Compare to
Viola.AI .. but Match failed with Amazon Alexa
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/violaai-but-match-failed-with-amazon.html
and
about Chief Scientist At eHarmony Cavorts With The ... Facebook
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-chief-scientist-at-eharmony.html

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/both-ceos-talking-about-stupidities-not.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 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.

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.

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.


At the paper  "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity
The authors had written
".... mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
The present study's results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity."
  


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