Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CONSUMERS ARE HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT ONLINE DATING April 2005




https://www.singleboersen-vergleich.de/dossier-partnervermittlung/us-stanford.pdf

https://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2005/03/yahoo_news_weat.html
https://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2005/05/weattract_updates_online_dating_whitepaper/
 


14 long years ago, then Online Dating Association Publishes “Dating 2024” Consultative Document
https://www.globaldatinginsights.com/news/online-dating-association-publishes-dating-2024-consultative-document/



Matchmakers Emerge as an Antidote to the Agony of Online Dating ???
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/03/matchmakers-emerge-as-antidote-to-agony.html


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

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.
 



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Imagine when you discover fake profiles ... created from inside, from Marketing Units


https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1119633130099318784
 

article about: "Are online dating sites posting fake profiles to lure subscribers?"
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/02/article-about-are-online-dating-sites.html

EXCLUSIVE: MATCH GROUP hacked? Leaked internal docs will reveal they create fake profiles from inside?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/05/exclusive-match-group-hacked-leaked.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

AshleyMadison now has 60 million users?






https://www.thisisinsider.com/why-men-use-ashley-madison-online-dating-2019-4
 

AshleyMadison is DEAD: confirmation.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/08/ashleymadison-is-dead-confirmation.html


Why AshleyMadison Still Isn't Dead ??? It is DEAD
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/04/why-ashleymadison-still-isnt-dead-it-is.html


Alexa and SimilarWeb show AshleyMadison is a sinking ship.

Alexa and SimilarWeb show The Impact Team (endorsed by USA FBI?) was really victorious.


https://www.similarweb.com/website/ashleymadison.com#overview

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ashleymadison.com

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Cultural Algorithm for Determining Similarity Values Between Users in Recommender Systems



https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-16692-2_18

Scientists are studying your tweets, YouTube videos, Instagram posts. Is that ethical?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/04/scientists-are-studying-your-tweets.html



PAPER: A Study on the Accuracy of Prediction in Recommendation System Based on Similarity Measures
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/03/paper-study-on-accuracy-of-prediction.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".  

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.

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.


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
 
 



George Church Wants to Make Genetic Matchmaking a Reality ???



http://discovermagazine.com/2019/may/love-genetically

from same article: Harvard scientist wants your DNA to wipe out inherited diseases
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/03/about-article-harvard-scientist-wants.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."
  


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.

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"

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



  Suggested USA FTC investigate Instant Chemistry Inc. and Gemetrics for SCIENTIFIC FRAUD, misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-instant.html

More fraud from eHarmony UK talking about "Future of Dating 2018"
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/12/more-fraud-from-eharmony-uk-talking.html

about article: Does DNA Dating Pass the Genetic Sniff Test?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/03/about-article-does-dna-dating-pass.html


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
 
HOAX ALERT! Today: DNA Romance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/09/dnaromance-introduces-chemistry-to.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/hoax-alert-dna-romance.html


HOAX ALERT The Genetics of Love: Designing the perfect match through DNA 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/hoax-alert-genetics-of-love-designing.html

ANOTHER HOAX "Pheromone Parties"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/another-hoax-pheromone-parties.html

Basisnote / free online test (DiscoverYourScentType)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/09/basisnote-free-online-test.html

See my reviews of: Basisnote (2009), GenePartner (2008), ScientificMatch (2011)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/09/basisnote-genepartner-scientificmatch.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/about-instant-chemistry-canadian-based.html 


More about DNA matching Instant Chemistry and SingldOut partnership
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/more-about-dna-matching-instant.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/executive-interview-jana-bayad-ceo-of.html

about DNA matching Instant Chemistry and SingldOut partnership
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/about-dna-matching-instant-chemistry.html

Monday, April 15, 2019

Match +1.2% on new Asia GMs, hiring spree ?




https://seekingalpha.com/news/3450656-match-plus-1_2-percent-new-asia-gms-hiring-spree
Match Group Restructures Leadership To Accelerate International Growth
https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17476509-match-group-restructures-leadership-accelerate-international-growth
"new Asia GMs, hiring spree" is code for USA, Canada, European, Australian market stagnated.
But in Asia the competition is high: MOMO & TanTan, YY and other Tinder copycats.


FT article about "Match taps growing market as it tackles competition from Facebook"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/04/ft-article-about-match-taps-growing.html


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

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.