Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Meetic launches dating bot on Facebook Messenger ?

Lara or Tom, a true "virtual dating assistant."
Through artificial intelligence, the bot is able to adapt its responses depending on the requests of its interlocutor.
Thus, it will help users in creating their profile and will show singles that match their criteria.


It is like Tinder automated.

Bad timing to launch a bot in the Online Dating Industry.

The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence.  The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years. 

 Match Group opened the umbrella before it rains?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BeehiveID was GAME OVER March 2016.

Perhaps they discovered the Online Dating Industry does not want innovations nor ID verification.

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. 

Angry users from eHarmony and EliteSingles Australia.

Same for eHarmony

eHarmony: slowly dying whale?

Shamrock: Affinitas GmbH. painting it ALL green?

eHarmony, is a 15+  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.

The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons. 

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 

 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever.  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lovoo: Captain leaves the ship.

CEO escaped and employees to be punished?

Only 477 fake profiles from inside at Lovoo since June 2013 to June 2014?
German Computer Magazine "C’t" previously said the brand used fake profiles to lure customers into paying for the dating site’s premium service.

Lovoo, to cooperate with police means to denounce other scammers/fraudsters like them?
Dating service Lovoo intends to cooperate with investigators

Cooperate? Lovoo should close forever. 


Venntro: please remove all fake profiles and get out of the market.

Fake profiles are wooing lonely hearts on sites far beyond AshleyMadison

MeetMe to acquire Skout for USD54.6M!

MeetMe's (MEET) CEO Geoff Cook on Q1 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (via SA)

No one will innovate in the Online Dating Industry. 

My bet: Only a short term success. Social dating is vaporware. Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient.  It needs to reduce the false positives problem and big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance.  The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests". 
Please see:
Security issues in mobile dating applications: attacks, malware and phishing. (via singleboersen-vergleich)

I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.

Some data about Online Dating sites via SurveyMonkey Intelligence June 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

article: "China's Cyber Spying on the U.S. Has Drastically Changed"
Data Breaches Now Cost USD4 Million on Average

"Espionage is for economic interests, not terrorism"

 JOHN MCAFEE: The NSA's back door has given every US secret to our enemies
About article Silicon Valley, 6 Chinese Men Indicted in Theft of Code From U.S. Tech Companies
Why USA state spying is good; and Chinese state spying is bad ?

Alibaba (BABA) fined for price violations

article: Dating app Happn “perfect for predators” due to GPS technology that shows where you are

The Acting Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said anyone using apps that reveals their whereabouts should think it through carefully.

“The personal information we share online shapes our online identity, and can form a digital footprint that can be difficult to erase,’’ he said.

“Our personal information is one of our most valuable assets, so it’s important we understand what’s collected, who it’s provided to and how it’s used.”

University of Melbourne computer privacy researched Dr Suelette Dreyfus said “people need to pa
use in their headlong rush to social media” because a lot of that “data doesn’t go away.”

Happn like Hinge, will be a "Stupid Investors' series" case of study.

Perhaps Happn will end like SmartDate!

Social dating is vaporware.
The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!

The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry
All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo

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", not 100% better, 100X better.
The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.