Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bumble by Badoo seeks online dating collaboration with Facebook ???



https://www.campaignlive.com/article/bumble-seeks-online-dating-collaboration-facebook/1465094

"Bumble has contacted Facebook to explore a collaboration after the social media giant announced it is entering the online dating world."

READ AS: Bumble (Badoo owned) wants to be acquired by Facebook.

It seems eHarmony is REALLY collaborating with Facebook dating app!
https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/17/facebook-wants-to-play-dating-game-its-lawyers-could-face-ip-trade-secrets-challenges/
IAC CEO very afraid of Facebook dating app (via CNBC)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/iac-ceo-very-afraid-of-facebook-dating.html

FT article: A match made in Silicon Valley: can blockchain reinvent dating?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/ft-article-match-made-in-silicon-valley.html

TC article: How Bumble's founder turned a dating app into a movement ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/tc-article-how-bumbles-founder-turned.html

Some Tinder users have noticed a terms and conditions
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/some-tinder-users-have-noticed-terms.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FT article: A match made in Silicon Valley: can blockchain reinvent dating?


https://www.ft.com/content/39c91b6a-57cc-11e8-bdb7-f6677d2e1ce8


Other proposals like the one from  Hicky, Viola.AI, MatchPool,
PeerStream and others are using blockchain technology.


LUNA: another online dating app using blockchain technology?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/12/luna-another-online-dating-app-using.html

Please do not call AI to any silly recommender system that learns your preference.
DO NOT mistake "artificial intelligence" with a behavioural recommender system.

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 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.

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, 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!
but no one is scientifically proven!

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 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


 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dating app Paktor is heading towards an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange ?


https://e27.co/dating-app-paktor-going-public-new-york-stock-exchange-20180513/

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1731946/000104746918003716/a2235259zf-1.htm
M17 Entertainment, a company that includes 17 Media, a Taiwanese live streaming service and Singaporean dating app Paktor, has is hoping to raise USD 115 million public on the New York Stock Exchange.
M17 made just over USD 90 million in 2017, but operated at a loss of USD 61.8 million. In Q1 2018, the company made USD 37.9 million and is operating at a loss of USD 26.9 million.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2015/09/joseph-phua-ceo-and-co-founder-of-paktor-interview.html

I hope they fail, like Zoosk failed its IPO some years ago.
Dating app Paktor is no innovation at all!!!

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-copycatting-tinder-and.html


"Paktor’s AI or machine learning algorithm. How does it ensure quality matches for the user?"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/paktors-ai-or-machine-learning.html
 

Kaspersky October 2017 research: Dangerous liaisons: Investigating the security of online dating apps (part 2)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/kaspersky-october-2017-research.html

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

IAC CEO very afraid of Facebook dating app (via CNBC)


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/09/iac-ceo-on-facebook-cannot-just-uproot-us.html

  •     IAC CEO Joey Levin penned a letter assuring shareholders the Match Group parent company was well-positioned to compete with Facebook in the dating space.
  •     In his note to investors, Levin came across as cautious — but he resolved to gear up for an inevitable battle for dominance.
  •     Shares fell despite that IAC beat on first quarter revenue.

Match user alleges site spams paying users with fake profiles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/match-user-alleges-site-spams-paying.html

My bet Tinder is cannibalizing Match site.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com

Match Group Reports Q1 2018 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/match-group-reports-q1-2018-results.html

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-copycatting-tinder-and.html

Match user alleges site spams paying users with fake profiles



https://legalnewsline.com/stories/511412066-match-com-user-alleges-site-spams-paying-users-with-fake-profiles
A Bensalem, USA Pennsylvania consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a dating website over allegations of fake and fraudulent profiles.
https://www.classaction.org/media/ditnes-v-match-group-llc.pdf

A Match "glitch" reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/a-match-glitch-reactivated-bunch-of-old.html


MTCH is still in war with Badoo - Bumble (Russian mafia in spyware business)
Facebook will copycat Tinder and Bumble features, in an independent app from Facebook, perhaps.
Tinder is cannibilizing Match site.
MTCH reached operating ceiling. Decadence is next.



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


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

Remember last August 2011 when a U.S. Class Action Called Match a 'Scam' / More than 90% of potential dates are "phantoms," suit charged then Match had morphed its marketing campaign.

 
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.


Please see also:
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  
 



about FT article: "Match Group profit blossoms on revenue gains"


https://www.ft.com/content/914ad4c6-52f6-11e8-b3ee-41e0209208ec


It was a peak. My bet Tinder is cannibalizing Match site.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com


A Match "glitch" reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/a-match-glitch-reactivated-bunch-of-old.html


Match Group Reports Q1 2018 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/match-group-reports-q1-2018-results.html

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-copycatting-tinder-and.html




Facebook seeks right formula as it courts dating market


https://www.ft.com/content/84d2a954-5002-11e8-a7a9-37318e776bab
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/ft-article-facebook-threatens-to-upend.html
 

 
 "Facebook gets into dating, but there’s little scientific evidence online personality matching works"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-gets-into-dating-but-theres.html

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-copycatting-tinder-and.html
 
Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.

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.
 

Lack Of Innovation and 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 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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Match Group Reports Q1 2018 Results



Q1 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
   
• Total Revenue grew 36% over the prior year quarter to USD 407 Million , the highest quarter-over-quarter revenue growth since the IPO.
• Tinder Average Subscribers were 3.5 Million in Q1 2018, increasing 368,000 sequentially and 1.6 Million year-over-year.
As of March 31, 2018 , the Company had USD 288 Million in cash and cash equivalents and USD1.3 Billion of long-term debt.
The Company has a USD 500 Million revolving credit facility, which was undrawn as of March 31, 2018 and currently remains undrawn.
http://ir.mtch.com/news-releases/news-release-details/match-group-reports-first-quarter-2018-results
http://ir.mtch.com/static-files/4969f909-5c91-4efe-9489-e533adbc4d3e
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.


about SA article: JPMorgan downgrades Match, expects Tinder adds to drop by half
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/02/about-sa-article-jpmorgan-downgrades.html


Match Group Settled intellectual property litigation against TanTan
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/match-group-settled-intellectual.html

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-copycatting-tinder-and.html

SA article: Tinder Points To Bigger Problems With Mobile
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/sa-article-tinder-points-to-bigger.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

Badoo, eight times more users than Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/badoo-eight-times-more-users-than-tinder.html

Match Group Settled intellectual property litigation against TanTan,

which will result in both a redesign of their U.S. app and annual royalty payments tied to the size of their U.S. userbase, reinforcing the strength and value of MTCH market-leading innovations.

https://seekingalpha.com/filing/4012699
 

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

but not with Bumble Badoo
Russian - USA war: LAWSUIT Match Group, LLC (MTCH) v. Bumble backed by Russian Mafia of Badoo (it is said they are in the spyware business)
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

No word about Match Group Is Defending Itself In A Patent Lawsuit Filed In January By PersonalWeb Technologies ?
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


New York Times article: Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/new-york-times-article-tinder-and.html

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-copycatting-tinder-and.html

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Facebook is copycatting Tinder and Bumble (via Recode)




https://www.recode.net/2018/5/6/17321108/facebook-online-dating-service-explained-no-ads
  • Facebook’s new online dating service won’t have ads and users will have to create a new, separate dating profile.
  • Facebook will make some recommendations based on interests and other data == READ as social dating == vaporware.
  • Facebook is building a separate messaging experience just for this dating feature. Either person can send the first message, but they’ll only be allowed to send that one unless the recipient replies.
  • Who is building this product? Facebook won’t really say. MY BET: With the help of eHarmony Team of course!
  • Facebook hopes to begin testing the feature in the coming months.

SA article: "Match Group Is A Clear Sell On Facebook News"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/sa-article-match-group-is-clear-sell-on.html


Badoo, eight times more users than Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/badoo-eight-times-more-users-than-tinder.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"
 
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 

     
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
    

Friday, May 4, 2018

SA article: "Match Group Is A Clear Sell On Facebook News"



https://seekingalpha.com/article/4169764-match-group-clear-sell-facebook-news


I agree with this article mainly because:
- MTCH shares are terrible overvalued.
- Match Group has big debt, in the range of USD 1.2 Billion.
- Many of their online dating sites, are past their prime and reached operating ceiling.
- MTCH is fully contolled by IAC, "owned" by one person, Barry Diller, 76+ and can be severely ill now.
- MTCH is in big war with Russian mafia believed in the spyware business, owner of Badoo and Bumble.
- Match Group C level executives think they are a monopoly and nobody can enter the Online Dating Industry and challenge their leadership

and there is an interesting poll from 39 Internet Dating CEOs That Weigh-in On Facebook Dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/about-idea-white-paper-39-internet.html

They talk stupidities. No one of those CEOs can innovate and revolutionize in the Online Dating Industry.

They are afraid from new Facebook dating app!


TC article: Facebook hired eHarmony’s chief scientist… but not for its new dating feature
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/tc-article-facebook-hired-eharmonys.html

"Facebook gets into dating, but there’s little scientific evidence online personality matching works"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-gets-into-dating-but-theres.html

article about: Grudge Match: Bumble vs. Tinder (Badoo in war with Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/article-about-grudge-match-bumble-vs.html

A Match "glitch" reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/a-match-glitch-reactivated-bunch-of-old.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

Badoo, eight times more users than Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/badoo-eight-times-more-users-than-tinder.html


TC article: Facebook hired eHarmony’s chief scientist… but not for its new dating feature


https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/03/facebook-dating-eharmony/

Perhaps Dr. Carter can not disclose he could be copycatting WATSON IBM  but using HEXACO model of personality because eHarmony uses BIG FIVE model, aka OCEAN model that is obsolete now!
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.
 

Dr. Galen Buckwalter talks about the HEXACO model of personality in article: Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/article-why-brands-need-to-understand.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
Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html



------------------------------
about IDEA White Paper: 39 Internet Dating CEOs Weigh-in On Facebook Dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/about-idea-white-paper-39-internet.html

"Facebook gets into dating, but there’s little scientific evidence online personality matching works"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-gets-into-dating-but-theres.html

about Chief Scientist At eHarmony Cavorts With The ... Facebook
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-chief-scientist-at-eharmony.html

about IDEA White Paper: 39 Internet Dating CEOs Weigh-in On Facebook Dating






http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/05/white-paper-39-dating-industry-ceos-weigh-in-on-facebooks-entry-into-dating.html

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/files/idea---ceos-weigh-in-on-facebooks-entry-into-dating.pdf

They talk stupidities.

No one of those CEOs can innovate in the Online Dating Industry.

MySpace a social dating site
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/12/myspace-social-dating-site.html

"Facebook gets into dating, but there’s little scientific evidence online personality matching works"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-gets-into-dating-but-theres.html


Please see:
PAPER "Only the congruent survive - Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/paper-partnership-longevity-and.html
 
PAPER "Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/only-congruent-survive-personality.html

 
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.
 
Lack Of Innovation and 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 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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

"Facebook gets into dating, but there’s little scientific evidence online personality matching works"




https://theconversation.com/facebook-gets-into-dating-but-theres-little-scientific-evidence-online-personality-matching-works-95935

Facebook is taking on Tinder with new dating features
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-taking-on-tinder-with-new.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.

 
The Five Factor Model aka 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 2018) 
The same for eDarling and EliteSingles/SilverSingles sites!

 
“Top 45 Top Scientific Papers For The Online Dating Industry”
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/02/top-45-scientific-papers-for-online.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/internetdatingscience/2012/02/top-45-top-scientific-papers-for-the-online-dating-industry.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, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.

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."

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/05/big-punch-to-behavioural-recommender.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/two-papers-debunking-behavioural.html

Please see also:
"Only the congruent survive - Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/paper-partnership-longevity-and.html
"Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/only-congruent-survive-personality.html

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.
 

 
Lack Of Innovation and 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 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


TC article about: Badoo adds Live Video chat to its dating apps



https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/02/badoo-adds-live-video-chat-to-its-dating-apps/

article about: Grudge Match: Bumble vs. Tinder (Badoo in war with Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/article-about-grudge-match-bumble-vs.html

Badoo next feature: Virtual & Augmented Reality ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/badoo-next-feature-virtual-augmented.html

Tinder tests two-second looping video profiles to help you 'show more personality' ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/tinder-tests-two-second-looping-video.html

Match is adding video features in dating profiles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/match-is-adding-video-features-in.html
FT article: Facebook threatens to upend online dating market
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/ft-article-facebook-threatens-to-upend.html

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Meet Group Reports Q1 2018 Financial Results



GAAP net loss of USD 4.2 Million

http://ir.themeetgroup.com/file/Index?KeyFile=393305757
http://ir.themeetgroup.com/Cache/1001236389.PDF
http://ir.themeetgroup.com/Cache/1001236390.PDF

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

Lovoo relaunches? reinvention?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/lovoo-relaunches-reinvention.html

Please notice: MTCH group is 10+ times bigger in revenue than MEET group.
Same for MOMO, 10+ times bigger in revenue than MEET group
and MEET group can not innovate at all and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.


FT article: Facebook threatens to upend online dating market
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/ft-article-facebook-threatens-to-upend.html

FT article: Facebook threatens to upend online dating market



https://www.ft.com/content/338924e2-4d78-11e8-8a8e-22951a2d8493

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-dating-tinder-f8-a8331636.html


Facebook had previously failed in the Online Dating Arena last 2013 with Facebook Graph Search.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/facebook-is-taking-on-tinder-with-new.html
Recently Match suffered a severe "glitch" that reactivated several old profiles = READ as most probably hacking incident.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/about-sa-article-sharp-replies-from.html
It seems Facebook plans to copycat Tinder but improved. eHarmony team is working with Facebook.

Anyway they are not primed to disrupt the Online Dating Industry.