Saturday, October 1, 2011

A new plague: compatibility matching engines.

Online Dating Sites can be classified as:
1.0: "Browsing/Searching Options, Powerful Searching Engines"
1.5: "Unidirectional Recommendation Engines"
2.0: "Matching based on Self-Reported Data / Bidirectional Recommendation Engines"
3.0: "Compatibility Matching Algorithms"

In previous posts I had written about the:
The PLAGUE of recommender systems for the Online Dating Industry

UltraMatch paid feature from PlentyOfFish
IntroAnalytics People Recommendation Engine.
Daily 6 from Meetic.

Now there is a new plague: Here a list of 55+ compatibility matching engines (the majority by personality).

WeAttract (2003)
PerfectMatch, Duet Total Compatibility System.
MyType from RSVP (it was a copycat of eHarmony in Australia).
"MyType - Discover Your Personality Type"
Match Argentina.
"eChemistry - the science of attraction"
Match Affinity, Meetic Affinity, Dating Direct Affinity (Ulteem), PartnerDE.
Parship / eCift in Turkey.
The PlentyOfFish Chemistry Predictor.
The PlentyOfFish Marriage Predictor.
eVow's compatibility matching method.
Zoosk Scientific Matching Service/System.
Brainiac Dating.
IQ Gorgeous.
FriendScout24 BQ check.
"FaceReader from Profiler1: Personality Traits analysis based on facial features."
Are We Good Together?
Opposites Connect.
"Yangutu, the science-based online dating site"
Energy Profiling.

and many more. All of them are like placebo!
Their daters are victims of human experimentation.

The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with low successful rates.
The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. The Online Dating Industry is selling elixirs, tonics, snake oil liniments and other patent medicine. "One could make any claim and engage in drug making without any credentials." Exactly the same in the Actual Online Dating Industry.

WorldWide, there are 5,000 -over five thousand- online dating sites
 but no one
is using the 16PF5 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!

Actual online dating sites offering compatibility matching methods are only fueled by big marketing budgets and not by serious scientific evidence. No one ( eHarmony, Chemistry, PerfectMatch, PlentyOfFish Chemistry Predictor, MeeticAffinity, Be2, RewardingLove, Parship, True, etc) can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships 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. They are all like placebo, because
* Actual online dating sites offering compatibility matching methods, when calculating compatibility between prospective mates, have less or at least the same precision as searching on one's own. [in the range of 3 or 4 persons compatible per 1,000 persons screened]
* That is because they use:
a) simplified versions of personality traits, instead of the 16PF5 or similar with the complete inventory (16 variables)
b) inadequate quantitative methods to calculate compatibility between prospective mates, like eHarmony which uses Dyadic Adjustment Scale or other sites which use multivariate linear / logistic regression equations o other equations.

To solve that problem I propose:
*) the 16PF5 or similar normative personality test to measure personality of normal persons over 26 years old interested in serious dating.
No actual online dating site offering compatibility matching methods uses the 16PF5 normative test available in different languages.

*) a new quantitative method to calculate compatibility between prospective mates, based on quantized pattern comparison (part of pattern recognition by correlation) named LIFEPROJECT method.
The value of my algorithm is to achieve far more precision than searching on one's own [in the range of 3 persons compatible per 100,000 persons screened, 100 times better than actual competitors]
try to prove if only high level on  personality*  similarity* between mates is the core of relationship stability and satisfaction for normal persons over 26 years old interested in serious dating.
*personality: measured with the 16PF5 normative test in different languages.
*similarity: calculated using the method I had invented, LIFEPROJECT method.

Online Dating sites should begin offering Compatibility Distribution Curves, showing how compatible you are with the rest of other members.

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!

The only way to achieve that 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. The ensemble of the 16PF5 is: 10E16, big number as All World Population is nearly 6.7 * 10E9
- expressing compatibility with eight decimals, like The pattern is 92.55033557%  +/- 0.00000001% similar to the pattern
Using a quantized pattern comparison method (part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation) to calculate similarity between prospective mates.

That is the only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

All other proposals are .............. NOISE

During 2012 I also plan to continue contacting:
* Academics/Researchers in the Online Dating Industry.
* Lawyers who will sue online dating sites.
* Journalists/Writers writing articles about online dating sites
* Consumers' Associations.
* Dissatisfied daters from eHarmony, True, Parship, Chemistry, PerfectMatch, PlentyOfFish, Be2, and others dating sites.
* Investors who plan to invest in other online dating startups
and many more.

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