Monday, November 20, 2017

Many investors are betting against Match Group, the parent company of Tinder.


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/will-tinder-succeed-or-fail-commentary.html

I agree. Because:
  • Several 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 creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???
  • Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder (last December 2014).
  • Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish last July 2015 (It was insane, USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 3 years ago). 
  • The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
    Perhaps Tinder steals paid members from Match, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish, cannibalizing it!
    The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence.
     
     
  • Match Group has a big debt now, in the range of USD 1.2 Billion

Match Group still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over USD 1 Billion ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/match-group-still-in-talks-to-acquire.html

 
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html  

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

about article: 'I paid GBP 3,000 to a dating agency, but there weren't enough men'



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/paid-3000-dating-agency-werent-enough-men/
The dating industry has recently come under scrutiny following concerns about unfair contract terms and practices.


The UK CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law by a company in the online dating sector.
https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/online-dating-services

 The CMA is concerned about potential unfair contract terms and unfair commercial practices including:

  •     how online dating services are advertised and described to consumers
  •     privacy and use of consumers’ data
  •     subscription, cancellation and variation contract terms

Please see:

Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html

Also be alerted several 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 creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???
 
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 


Consumer advocates complain about privacy at online dating sites in Germany.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/consumer-advocates-complain-about.html


USA FTC and Western Union Refunds
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/usa-ftc-and-western-union-refunds.html
 

Female Journalist from The Sun UK testing EliteSingles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/female-journalist-from-sun-uk-testing.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


EliteSingles USA compared to tallest 2 active USA NBA players 221 cm (7 ft 3 in).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/elitesingles-usa-compared-to-tallest-2.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/if-elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-creates.html

7ft 7in British actor; the UK's tallest man, dies of heart failure, aged 36 / Please compare with EliteSingles UK and USA
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/7ft-7in-british-actor-uks-tallest-man.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

Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online? (part 1)
Kaspersky August 2017 research: Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/kaspersky-august-2017-research.html

the most sophisticated algorithms cannot predict a successful romance



https://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/the-sunday-times-magazine/tech-dont-believe-in-the-matchmaking-powers-of-dating-apps-w6qtkklt8


video: Panel: The Future of Online Dating - NOAH17 London
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/video-panel-future-of-online-dating.html


FAILED and BIASED article "Mathematician reveals formula to find a perfect mate"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/failed-and-biased-article-mathematician.html

"Mr Right or Ms Right" OR The one or your soulmate or the perfect match 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 "the one" or "your soulmate" or a "perfect match".
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.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/09/online-dating-pioneer-algorithmic.html
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 exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests or political views".

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.
.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-how-successful-is-digital.html
 

Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

USA FTC and Western Union Refunds



https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs
Because of joint investigations by the FTC, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Western Union agreed to pay USD 586 Million and admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud. DOJ is now using that money to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using Western Union to pay scammers.
Please remember:


USA FTC article: How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/usa-ftc-article-how-fast-will-identity.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



Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online? (part 1)
Kaspersky August 2017 research: Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online?

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/kaspersky-august-2017-research.html

Security article: Can Online Dating Apps be Used to Target Your Company?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/security-article-can-online-dating-apps.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

and
In the case of Yuliana Avalos and Melissa Midwest former 2014 big lawsuit againts Match Group, third-party scammers in Africa or wherever were creating fake profiles and catfishing with them.
IAC and Match Group were essentially aware of that situation and did nothing to stop it.
The USA Court ruled that IAC and Match Group were not responsible.
Attorney Evan Spencer, said that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, Match Group failed to use such things as face-recognition software – which would have discovered that Yuliana Avalos's pictures were being used hundreds of times.
Yuliana Avalos has argued in a former 2014 big lawsuit against Match that photos of her were posted without her permission on the site as part of a scam that drove a man to commit suicide.

----------------------------------------------------
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html


Also be alerted several 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 creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ??? 

  
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 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Clues To Your Health Could Be Written All Over Your Face






http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/11/07/clues-to-your-health-could-be-written-all-over-your-face_a_23270031/


Facial Shape Analysis Identifies Valid Cues to Aspects of Physiological Health in Caucasian, Asian, and African Populations
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01883/full

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.



AGAIN the obsolete Big Five normative test.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/again-obsolete-big-five-normative-test.html

Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-of.html

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Match Group still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over USD 1 Billion ?


https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/match-group-is-still-in-talks-to-acquire-bumble-with-a-valuation-over-1b/

Bumble as puppet of Badoo, revealed by Forbes
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/bumble-as-puppet-of-badoo-revealed-by.html

But Match Group has a big debt now, in the range of USD 1.2 Billion
and
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 and Bumble in big war with Tinder.
When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (6+ 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/sa-article-match-group-time-to-sell.html
The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish last July 2015 (It was insane, USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 3 years ago).
The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
Perhaps Tinder steals paid members from Match, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish, cannibalizing it!
The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

a Nobel-Prize-winning algorithm ???


https://globaldatinginsights.com/2017/11/14/new-dating-app-pears-people-really-like-back/


Please remember:
A stable marriage as an economic function (as a complex mental process) is a HOAX.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/bbc-article-science-behind-online.html
They propose: a stable marriage can be predicted using mainly Gale_Shapley algorithm, General Equilibrium Theory and Non_cooperative Game Theory.
The Gale-Shapley algorithm is not good enough to solve the stable marriage problem because is based on initial preferences (attraction, fantasies, infatuation) and does not take into account temporal patterns of relationship variables.

It does not take into account personality similarity between prospective mates.
Also Gale-Shapley marriage problem does not take into account marital satisfaction.
A marriage can be stable, but miserable.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/a-marriage-can-be-stable-but-miserable.html


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".

FAILED and BIASED article "Mathematician reveals formula to find a perfect mate"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/failed-and-biased-article-mathematician.html


"The one" or "the perfect match" does not exist.
It will only exist a pool of compatible persons, not more than that.
They can not promise "the one" or a "perfect match".
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-how-successful-is-digital.html
Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-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