Saturday, March 31, 2018

PAPER: An Homophily-based Approach for Fast Post Recommendation on Twitter





http://openproceedings.org/2018/conf/edbt/paper-96.pdf

Please see also the paper:
Recent Advances in Recommender Systems: Matrices, Bandits, and Blenders
http://openproceedings.org/2018/conf/edbt/georgiakoutrika.pdf
and
PAPER: An Efficient Similarity Measure for User-based Collaborative Filtering Recommender Systems Inspired by the Physical Resonance Principle
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/paper-efficient-similarity-measure-for.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 see, 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.
 

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

 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!!!
i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.

- 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.  
 

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.

eHarmony 2018, instead of innovate in the Online Dating Industry, jokes at April Fools’ Day






eHarmony introduces Furever Love, a canine compatibility companion service
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/94-percent-of-american-dogs-report-theyre-happiest-in-monogamous-relationships-300622030.html
 

Alexa and SimilarWeb show NO rising tide for eHarmony in 2018
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/eharmony.com
https://www.similarweb.com/website/eharmony.com#overview


Compare to eHarmony 2017, instead of innovating in the Online Dating Industry, jokes at April Fools’ Day
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/eharmony-instead-of-innovating-in.html

about "Click Me Maybe: Inside eHarmony's matchmaking machine"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/about-click-me-maybe-inside-eharmonys.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


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eHarmony should be closed forever for fraud!
The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.

eHarmony is ONLY a 17+  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
It is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use the Big Five normative test in year 2018. 

 

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.,
Marrily in India
and
LemonSwan in Germany and other countries. 


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.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Match Group (MTCH) responds to Bumble lawsuit


https://seekingalpha.com/news/3342648-match-group-responds-bumble-lawsuit

It is a WAR in the Online Dating Industry.

Chinese - USA war
LAWSUIT Match Group, LLC (MTCH) v. Tantan Ltd. (MOMO)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/another-bogus-lawsuit-match-group-llc.html


and

Russian - USA war
Great article about 2017, the whole year "Adulation for Whitney Wolfe Herd"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/great-article-about-2017-whole-year.html

 
Now Bumble is suing Match Group for USD 400 Million ??? 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/bumble-clapped-back-at-match-group.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/now-bumble-is-suing-match-group-for-usd.html
Perhaps Russians from Badoo hacked / will hack Match Group to demonstrate they used to create / they create fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe.
To incinerate Match Group ala AshleyMadison case via a new "Impact Team" case?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/tinders-parent-company-match-group-is.html


Also
Match Group Is Defending Itself In A Patent Lawsuit Filed In January By PersonalWeb Technologies
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/03/match-group-is-defending-itself-in-a-patent-lawsuit-filed-in-january-by-personalweb-technologies.html
a case of bogus patents as
Personal Web Technologies, LLC et al v. Match Group, LLC et al

https://insight.rpxcorp.com/lit/dedce-64337-personal-web-technologies-v-match-group
https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigation_documents/12779752

Now Bumble is suing Match Group for USD 400 Million ???



https://www.recode.net/2018/3/28/17174986/bumble-match-group-lawsuit-fraud-400-million-acquisition

It is a case of bogus patents!


October 2008 post "Goodbye dating patents." via PlentyOfFish blog
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/october-2008-post-goodbye-dating.html


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.

http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2011/07/match-wants-facebook-profiles-and-how/
  https://web.archive.org/web/20110608233059/https://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/okcupid-acquistion-was-50-million-40-million-earn-out/

Bumble backed by Badoo: Perhaps it is only a revenge against Match Group! No more than that.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/bumble-backed-by-badoo-perhaps-it-is.html


Match Group Is Defending Itself In A Patent Lawsuit Filed In January By PersonalWeb Technologies
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/03/match-group-is-defending-itself-in-a-patent-lawsuit-filed-in-january-by-personalweb-technologies.html
a case of bogus patents as
Personal Web Technologies, LLC et al v. Match Group, LLC et al

https://insight.rpxcorp.com/lit/dedce-64337-personal-web-technologies-v-match-group
https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigation_documents/12779752


It is said Badoo is run by Russian Mafia in the spyware business.
Now they are in big war with Tinder (Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/tinders-parent-company-match-group-is.html


another bogus LAWSUIT Match Group, LLC (MTCH) v. Tantan Ltd. (MOMO)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/another-bogus-lawsuit-match-group-llc.html


  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

October 2008 post "Goodbye dating patents." via PlentyOfFish blog



https://web.archive.org/web/20110628025256/http://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/goodbye-dating-patents/

Match CEO Downplays Intimidation Accusations in Bumble Brawl (via Bloomberg)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/match-ceo-downplays-intimidation.html

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.

https://web.archive.org/web/20110608233059/https://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/okcupid-acquistion-was-50-million-40-million-earn-out/

http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2011/07/match-wants-facebook-profiles-and-how/

A patent issue from 2007 ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/a-patent-issue-from-2007.html

Patents for the Online Dating Industry
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/patents-for-online-dating-industry.html


Knowledge-based companies always need intangible-assets to show in their balances as part of their valuation. (Many investors / investment rules require it) although some of those online dating and social networking patents could be in the category of "bogus patents"
One of the old tricks to make_up a balance sheet is to appreciate intangible assets.
They had patented each and every stupidity they thought (in USA), and now it seems the patenting era had reached an end.



Even Badoo bought HotORNot for USD 20 Million
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/06/hotornot-relaunch-it-shows-users-attractive-people-near-them.html


Match Group Is Defending Itself In A Patent Lawsuit Filed In January By PersonalWeb Technologies
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/03/match-group-is-defending-itself-in-a-patent-lawsuit-filed-in-january-by-personalweb-technologies.html
a case of bogus patents as
Personal Web Technologies, LLC et al v. Match Group, LLC et al

https://insight.rpxcorp.com/lit/dedce-64337-personal-web-technologies-v-match-group
https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigation_documents/12779752


 
Perhaps Russians from Badoo hacked / will hack Match Group to demonstrate they used to create / they create fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe.
To incinerate Match Group ala AshleyMadison case via a new "Impact Team" case?

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/tinders-parent-company-match-group-is.html


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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dr. John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66




https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/obituaries/john-cacioppo-who-studied-effects-of-loneliness-is-dead-at-66.html

Just by chance read that sad new!
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Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
BIG FIVE NORMATIVE TEST WAS REVEALED AS INCORRECT AND INCOMPLETE MODEL OF PERSONALITY !!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html


A Third of Recently Married Couples Met Online
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/a-third-of-recently-married-couples-met.html

PAPER The common neural bases between sexual desire and love
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/06/paper-common-neural-bases-between.html
and
BrainDesire
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/11/braindesire.html


About article: Rice University evolutionary biologist offers glimpse at future humanity in new book
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/about-article-rice-university.html

Dr. Helen Fisher / article: Has Online Dating Changed the Way We Love Each Other?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/dr-helen-fisher-article-has-online.html



about "Click Me Maybe: Inside eHarmony's matchmaking machine"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/about-click-me-maybe-inside-eharmonys.html

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Update about Elevated Careers


http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/business-plan-challenge/article206780664.html

Where is exactly the innovation for the jobs industry?
 

Candidate.Guru and Elevated Careers Launch New Website
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/candidateguru-and-elevated-careers.html

Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match Group, launches app for professional networking ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/ripple-tinder-spinoff-backed-by-match.html

No IPO for Badoo and no IPO for Bumble?



Some days ago, GDI published an article about
"Bumble Considering an Initial Public Offering, Says Wolfe Herd"

https://globaldatinginsights.com/2018/03/20/bumble-considering-an-initial-public-offering-says-wolfe-herd/

But please see this info from
https://gigaom.com/2010/11/12/419-another-russian-ipo-social-net-badoo-rumoured-for-float/
and
http://uk.businessinsider.com/full-transcript-badoo-ceo-andrey-andreev-on-his-apps-redesign-partnerships-and-bumble-2017-4

BI: In 2012 you said you were unsure about an IPO. Has that changed?
AA: Badoo for me, is like a favourite child. Quite an old baby, though. Badoo is not just a standalone product. It's a massive machine, a factory of features with lots of extremely talented and dedicated people working on it.

An IPO for every company means the beginning of an end, when the structure becomes more co-operative and innovative projects are hard to pass through line managers.

Believe it or not, but after 11 years of Badoo it still feels like a startup. We are open to ideas from every single member of our team. We test, make mistakes and create new exciting products for Badoo. What's not to love? I think I'll stick to it for a little while.




  • 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
 
  • Badoo founder does not consider Tinder a competitor
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/badoo-founder-does-not-consider-tinder.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 
Bumble clapped back at Match Group / Tinder's lawsuit with a full-page ad published in the New York Time
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/bumble-clapped-back-at-match-group.html
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tinder-and-bumble-will-never-be-a-match-and-match-may-be-better-off-for-it-2018-03-20#_=_




It is said Badoo is run by Russian Mafia in the spyware business.
Now they are in big war with Tinder (Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/tinders-parent-company-match-group-is.html


Match CEO Downplays Intimidation Accusations in Bumble Brawl (via Bloomberg)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/match-ceo-downplays-intimidation.html

Friday, March 23, 2018

Match CEO Downplays Intimidation Accusations in Bumble Brawl (via Bloomberg)




https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-23/match-ceo-downplays-intimidation-accusations-in-bumble-brawl-jf47xq2d

It is said Badoo is run by Russian Mafia in the spyware business.
Now they are in big war with Tinder (Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/tinders-parent-company-match-group-is.html


another bogus LAWSUIT Match Group, LLC (MTCH) v. Tantan Ltd. (MOMO)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/another-bogus-lawsuit-match-group-llc.html

Bumble clapped back at Match Group / Tinder's lawsuit with a full-page ad published in the New York Time
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/bumble-clapped-back-at-match-group.html
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tinder-and-bumble-will-never-be-a-match-and-match-may-be-better-off-for-it-2018-03-20#_=_




Match Group Is Defending Itself In A Patent Lawsuit Filed In January By PersonalWeb Technologies
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/03/match-group-is-defending-itself-in-a-patent-lawsuit-filed-in-january-by-personalweb-technologies.html



a case of bogus patents as
Personal Web Technologies, LLC et al v. Match Group, LLC et al

https://insight.rpxcorp.com/lit/dedce-64337-personal-web-technologies-v-match-group
https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigation_documents/12779752

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

about "Click Me Maybe: Inside eHarmony's matchmaking machine"



https://www.cio.com.au/article/635048/click-me-maybe-inside-eharmony-matchmaking-machine/

https://www.cio.com.au/article/635048/click-me-maybe-inside-eharmony-matchmaking-machine/?pp=2

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
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/bbc-article-five-algorithms-that-are.html

eHarmony should be closed forever for fraud!
The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.

eHarmony is ONLY a 17+  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
It is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use the Big Five normative test in year 2018. 

 
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.,
Marrily in India
and
LemonSwan in Germany and other countries. 


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.

another bogus LAWSUIT Match Group, LLC (MTCH) v. Tantan Ltd. (MOMO)






https://dockets.justia.com/docket/texas/txwdce/6:2018cv00081/929613
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/23981793/Match_Group,_LLC_v_Tantan_Ltd
compare to
Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc.
https://dockets.justia.com/docket/texas/txwdce/6:2018cv00080/929326
Bumble clapped back at Match Group / Tinder's lawsuit with a full-page ad published in the New York Time
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/bumble-clapped-back-at-match-group.html
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tinder-and-bumble-will-never-be-a-match-and-match-may-be-better-off-for-it-2018-03-20#_=_

a case of bogus patents as
Personal Web Technologies, LLC et al v. Match Group, LLC et al

https://insight.rpxcorp.com/lit/dedce-64337-personal-web-technologies-v-match-group
https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigation_documents/12779752


Remember
MOMO buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for over USD 600 Million as Chinese social networks consolidate
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/momo-buys-tantan-chinas-tinder-for-600m-as-chinese-social-networks-consolidate/

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/momo-agrees-to-buy-tantan-for-usd-735.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/momos-ceo-on-year-2017-results-versus.html



Match Group is OVERVALUED
http://quotes.morningstar.com/stock/analysis-report?t=XNAS:MTCH&region=usa&culture=en-US&productcode=MLE&cur=

Monday, March 19, 2018

Badoo data March 2018



Badoo is statistically the world's largest dating app with over 370 million users; 60 million active users each month, 300,000 daily sign-ups, 600 million swipes each day and 6 million matches each day
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/cbbs-ashley-james-online-dating-12203116


It is said Badoo is run by Russian Mafia in the spyware business.
Now they are in big war with Tinder (Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/tinders-parent-company-match-group-is.html

Saturday, March 17, 2018

PAPER "CLASSIFYING ONLINE DATING PROFILES ON TINDER USING FACENET FACIAL EMBEDDINGS"



https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.04347.pdf

Please see also:
Clues To Your Health Could Be Written All Over Your Face
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/clues-to-your-health-could-be-written.html


Compare to:
His / Her face may be swollen due to subclinical hypothyroidism
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/his-her-face-may-be-swollen-due-to.html
* Normally cycling women versus women using hormonal contraceptive methods.
"Ovulatory cycle and changes in face width: How women can tell when other females are ovulating using clues in their face - and how they may then try to hide their partners from the 'threat' of these fertile ladies (Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle)"
* Her face may be swollen by a pregnancy.
* His / Her face may be swollen due to subclinical hypothyroidism.
* Persons with facial surgery or even worse Photoshopped / altered / retouched images (nose, lips, eyebrows) can introduce bias in the algorithm.


Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, is suing dating app Bumble (via recode)




https://www.recode.net/2018/3/16/17131728/tinder-bumble-lawsuit-acquisition-patent-infringement-whitney-wolfe
https://es.scribd.com/document/374075381/Match-Group-v-Bumble


Badoo, backed Bumble and has its own silly / bogus patent, since 2007.
https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2007124762A1

Bumble is not independent from Badoo structure (servers, database)
There is NO ROOM for Tinder and Bumble in the same boat, they are in war between them now, so if MTCH acquires Bumble, will close it forever (put to sleep).

Badoo, eight times more users than Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/badoo-eight-times-more-users-than-tinder.html
Bumble backed by Badoo: Perhaps it is only a revenge against Match Group! No more than that.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/bumble-backed-by-badoo-perhaps-it-is.html

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
Russian Biggest Social Network "VKontakte" Launched Tinder Clone
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/03/russian-biggest-social-network-vkontakte-launched-tinder-clone.html


Badoo not on sale.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/badoo-founder-does-not-consider-tinder.html
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.
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2011/07/match-wants-facebook-profiles-and-how/

 



https://web.archive.org/web/20110608233059/https://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/okcupid-acquistion-was-50-million-40-million-earn-out/
https://web.archive.org/web/20110609041326/http://ir.iac.com:80/eventDetail.cfm?EventID=97073



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


My bet: Badoo is in the spyware business, no more than that!

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games ???




https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/16/zoosk-relaunches-dating-app-lively-as-a-way-to-meet-new-people-while-playing-trivia-games/

I would recommend them to read the article "The Gamification Of Love (via Forbes)"
also
Etermax, owner of Trivia Crack app failed to launch online dating app similar to Tinder/Badoo last September 2016.
ONLINE DATING AND GAMES ARE LIKE WATER AND OIL!


My bet: Zoosk will run out of money and close soon. Zoosk failed its IPO last July 2014, booted founders last December 2014  and booted CEO last June 2017.
 

 * Zoosk hacked.   http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2016/05/a-hacker-is-selling-57m-accounts-on-the-dark-web.html
* Zoosk failed its IPO.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/no-ipo-for-zoosk.html
* Founders booted
 
https://techcrunch.com/2014/12/17/zoosk-ipo-founders-kelly-steckelberg/
* LayOffs
 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/zoosk-lays-off-15-of-staff.html
* Decadence and no innovation.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/zoosk-app-is-betting-on-wearables-for.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, March 14, 2018

about article: Does DNA Dating Pass the Genetic Sniff Test?





https://www.nanalyze.com/2018/03/dna-dating/

Pheramor isn’t the first app to prey on people’s scientific ignorance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/pheramor-isnt-first-app-to-prey-on.html

Pheramor DNA-Based Dating Using 'Attraction' Genes Attracts Questions
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/pheramor-dna-based-dating-using.html


 Genetic Matchmaking is mainly  based on the T_shirt Experiment that only proved:
normally cycling women (not pregnant and not taking contraceptive pills) are (temporarily) attracted by the perspiration scent of clothes used by men with a Major Histocompatibility Complex MHC more dissimilar to theirs,

and not proved: women attracted by those men for long term mating with commitment.
and
2 Scientific Papers debunk their claims.
1) "Human oestrus" Gangestad & Thornhill (2008)
"Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/about-article-pheramor-at-gizmodo.html
2) "Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?" Alvergne & Lummaa (2009)
".. whereas normally cycling women express a preference for MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) dissimilarity in mates, pill users prefer odours of MHC-SIMILAR men, indicating that pill use might eliminate adaptive preferences for genetic dissimilarity."
................
"...., Roberts et al. attempted to eliminate these potential confounds by adopting a within-subject design in which women's mate preferences were assessed before and after they began taking the pill. Women starting the pill showed a significant preference shift towards MHC SIMILARITY compared with three months before the pill was taken, a shift that was not observed in the control group of normally cycling women."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/09/dnaromance-introduces-chemistry-to.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)


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."
  



 

Lovoo relaunches? reinvention?


http://www.sz-online.de/nachrichten/lovoo-legt-sein-herz-flach-3897378.html

Fraud with fake profiles / Police Raid on German Flirt Portal Lovoo
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/fraud-with-fake-profiles-police-raid-on.html

NEW Lovoo review as part of Meet Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/new-lovoo-review-as-part-of-meet-group.html


Meet Group (MEET) Presents At 30th Annual ROTH Conference
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/meet-group-meet-presents-at-30th-annual.html