Friday, October 31, 2014

Will Ashley Madison be next?

Recently JDI Dating Fined USD616K For Fake Profiles
Will Ashley Madison be next?
The FTC claimed that JDI dating and its owner William Mark Thomas misrepresented their fake members to lure consumers to pay for memberships.  Called "virtual cupids," fake profiles were indicated by a small “v” encircled by a “C” and observed within the profile. The FTC viewed the icon as difficult to both see and understand.

Ashley’s Angels message with Guest users, but not with Members.  Ashley’s Angels contact users through computer generated messages, including emails and instant messages.  Ashley’s Angels may offer, initiate or send winks,  private keys, and virtual gifts.  Ashley’s Angels message with multiple users at the same or substantially the same times.  Not only is this feature for your entertainment, but Ashley’s Angels allows us to collect messages, instant chat and/or replies from individuals or programs for market research and/or customer experience and/or quality control and/or compliance purposes. Ashley’s Angels are NOT conspicuously identified as such.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Jason Lee from Dating Website Review:
"I am pleased to share the U.S. Federal Trade Commission today levied a substantial fine against (JDI Dating) which covers misleading billing practices and completely fake dating profiles that were sending emails to unsuspecting victims in order to trick them into paying upgrade fees. Here is a copy of FTC complaint again JDI Dating and the company owner William Mark Thomas."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Twitter teams with IBM for business analytics

IBM will analyze Twitter data and turn it into something actionable for the enterprise.

Please read:
IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets ?

PAPER System U: Automatically Deriving Personality Traits from Social Media for People Recommendation

 What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  

Report about Q3 2014, IAC (nasdaq IACI)

From Seeking Alpha

"Also a huge shift to mobile. In 2010 only 8% of our North American users accessed products via mobile. In 2014 that 8% has become 81%. Now Tinder drives a big part of that, but even excluding Tinder, that number is up to 67%."
"In terms of Tinder Premium, Tinder Premium is going to launch soon, but it's going to launch in a variety of ways, in a variety of prices, in a variety of markets. This stuff is not religion. This is stuff you optimize your way into, which is sort of what I've said before. So it's not like you’re going to wake up one day and there is going to be sort of this big premium feature launched globally across all geographies at a common price point. This stuff gets innovated and tested throughout and that’s going to start very soon."

The mobile concept is evolving. What means mobile for the majority of the persons? SmartPhones? Tablets? All-in-one computers with wi-fi you can take from dining room to the bedroom?
In the near future everything will be mobile.

Do you remember Chatroulette? Lots of persons want to use it, but nobody wants to pay for it.
It seems Tinder is like Chatroulette but it will collapse like Skout (problems with minors using it).

Please see this information from Alexa and Compete, they show their sites reached operating ceiling!

Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/eDarling/EliteSingles, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia's Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).
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.

Please read also:
Plenty Of Fish Bets It All On Mobile

"POF CEO & Founder, Markus Frind, says that for people under the age of 35, 90% of POF’s visits now come from phones rather than web browsers."


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! 
No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.


DNA Dating Site SingldOut Raised USD600,000 ?

via GDI
"SingldOut Offers Genetic Matchmaking" but ...
that proposal is a HOAX, a big FRAUD in the Online Dating Industry.

SingldOut  will be a "Stupid Investors' series" case of study.

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

where the World’s youngest and oldest people live

These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?

My bet: South America.
I have the theory that if something is successful in Argentina, it could be a success in the World.
If it can NOT be a success here in Argentina, it will definitely NOT be a success in the World.

NO online dating company (for serious daters) has success here in Argentina nor Brazil or other Latin American country.

Please see also:
comScore report: Argentina Digital Future in Focus (2014)
comScore report: 2014 LATAM Digital Future in Focus
State of Social Media in LATAM countries 2014
2013 Latin America Digital Future in Focus Report by comScore
Brazil Digital Future in Focus 2014

compare to
U.S.A. Digital Future in Focus 2014 (comScore Report)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PAPER: Dyadic Relationship Values in Chinese Online Daters: Love American Style?


Documented differences exist between Eastern and Western attitudes and beliefs about romantic relationships, but some authorities argue that dyadic relationship values are becoming increasingly Westernized. Accordingly, we surveyed current beliefs structures in a large sample (n = 11,300) of male and female subscribers to a major matchmaking site in China, drawing on Sternberg’s classic Triangular Theory of Love (passion, intimacy, and commitment). Consistent with previous findings, dyadic relationship values conformed to a unidimensional Rasch model, although the relative importance of these values varied by age and sex. As predicted, themes related to the component of commitment, and to some extent intimacy, were consistently rated as more salient than themes associated with passion. Unexpectedly, values reflecting passion tended to be rated as more salient than themes related to family/status. Men across all age brackets rated passion and ambition as more salient than the women did, whereas both sexes agreed on the relative importance of financial security. Over all, the results substantiated specific cultural differences reported in the literature but also revealed trends suggesting that contemporary Chinese society is moving closer to love “American style.” 

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.
Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern.  Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed 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"

Please see: "How to calculate personality similarity between users"
Short answer: the key is the ENSEMBLE!
(the whole set of different valid possibilities)

Worldwide there are over 5,000 online dating sites, no one uses the 16PF5, no one is scientifically proven yet, and no one can show you compatibility distribution curves, i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.
Please read also
An exercise of similarity.
How LIFEPROJECT METHOD calculates similarity. 
Personality Distribution Curves using the NORMATIVE 16PF5.
Innovations: to take the 16PF5 test 3 times.
Why your brain distorts!