Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A new eHarmony database hacking incident?




https://www.zataz.com/une-nouvelle-base-de-donnees-eharmony-piratee/
Since a few hours, a database of more than 950,000 users of the eHarmony dating site is spreading among hackers.

VP and GC of eHarmony Battles Cyberattacks With Knowledge, Careful Planning
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/12/vp-and-gc-of-eharmony-battles.html


Multiple Chinese Dating Apps Focusing US Citizens Exposed 42.5 Million Records Through A Single Open Database
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/multiple-chinese-dating-apps-focusing.html

CNET article "Online dating has me totally burned out. What should I do?"


https://www.cnet.com/news/online-dating-has-me-totally-burned-out-what-should-i-do/#


"Mr Right or Ms Right" or "the one" or "your soulmate" or a "perfectmatch" does not exist! It will only exist a pool of compatible persons, not more than that.
No online dating site can promise you to find you "Mr Right or Ms Right"  or "the one" or "your soulmate" or a "perfectmatch".
Moreover the person you are looking for does not exist or if it exist, he/she does not want to meet you because your are not compatible.

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.  
 

FUNNY: IDEA's Project 0d8 Helps Dating Services Improve
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/funny-ideas-project-0d8-helps-dating.html
Improvement is not innovation!
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/opw-state-of-dating-industry-in-2019.html

PAPER: Content-Based Personalized Dating Recommendation System






https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1314/1/012104/pdf

https://www.statista.com/outlook/372/117/online-dating/china#market-globalRevenue
http://www.iresearchchina.com/content/details7_52941.html



A Fog-based Recommender System
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/11/a-fog-based-recommender-system.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)
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/05/paper-beyond-personalization-research.html
 
That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity.

In case you did not notice: Recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five model to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old. 

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

Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena? 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF6 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 16PF6 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

article about "Facebook's new dating service is flopping."




https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2019/11/08/facebook-new-dating-service-flopping-tried-for-week-find-out-why/LT6j2wsvMepzTA9Y19CqqJ/story.html
 

Facebook Dating: 80 percent of people who used it in test countries came back every week
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/facebook-dating-80-percent-of-people.html


SA article: Match Group: Super Like It
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/11/sa-article-match-group-super-like-it.html

Funds managed by Blackstone (BX) are taking a majority stake in MagicLab
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/11/funds-managed-by-blackstone-bx-are.html


Match Group Stock Is Rising After Analyst Says Facebook Dating Isn’t a Threat ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/match-group-stock-is-rising-after.html




The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Friday, November 8, 2019

Funds managed by Blackstone (BX) are taking a majority stake in MagicLab



https://seekingalpha.com/news/3517254-blackstone-takes-controlling-stake-magiclab
https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17693241-blackstone-take-majority-stake-magiclab-owner-bumble-badoo-3-billion-valuation
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-magiclab-stake-blackstone-group/blackstone-takes-majority-stake-in-bumble-parent-values-firm-at-about-3-billion-idUSKBN1XI1ZM
https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-to-take-majority-stake-in-magiclab-owner-of-bumble-and-badoo-at-$3-billion-valuation

"Bumble is now a billion-dollar organization" ???
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/bumble-is-now-billion-dollar.html

Bumble founder gets GBP 4 Million dividend ahead of potential float ???
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/bumble-founder-gets-gbp-4-million.html


Article about "hedonistic life of Bumble's queen bee"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/article-about-hedonistic-life-of.html

BIASED and INCOMPLETE article: "Forbes interviewed 13 former employees of Magic Lab (Badoo, Bumble and others)"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/biased-and-incomplete-article-forbes.html

 

Badoo under UK fiscal fraud investigation?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/11/badoo-under-uk-fiscal-fraud.html


KEY interview (Former) CMO Of Badoo / July 17, 2012 via OPW / 7 years ago
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/key-interview-former-cmo-of-badoo-july.html