eHarmony and IAC's Personals will launch new compatibility (personality profiling) sites, both using copycats of the 16PF5 test. I had put them under high pressure revealing in advance their plans to each other. I had challenged them to offer compatibility distribution curves.
I will be posting screenshots and insightful comments soon, comparing both proposals in my blog. My bet is both Match and eHarmony are going to fail with those new sites. They need the knowledge I have about how to compare quantized patterns with high precision.
Remember: eHarmony had stayed 11 years in the Online Dating Industry without innovating, saying "scientifically proven" and eHarmony does not have any proof; with a low success rate and high level of false positives, scamming members with automatic rebilling and other credit cards trickery. (Jazzed failed / eHarmony Japan called iHamoni never launched / eHarmony USA, CA, UK, AU losing traffic) and Match failed with Chemistry, a 6+ years old and obsolete site, a complete fiasco and MeeticAffinity in Europe, another HOAX.
PlentyOfFish, the wolf in sheep's clothing, had been only making noise in the Online Dating Industry, but it can not revolutionize nothing. It failed to be the next free eHarmony with its PlentyOfFish Chemistry Predictor, then renamed to the PlentyOfFish Marriage Predictor, then renamed again PlentyOfFish Chemistry Predictor, then failed with eVow, its entirely paid proposal, then will fail with its new paid UltraMatch feature, a Behavioural Recommendation Engine. (little birdie told me it does not perform as expected, and nearly nobody pays for that feature)
Expect a NEW major Lawsuit in USA against paid dating sites for fraud (fake profiles, inactive profiles and automatic rebilling trickery), like the one about Power Balance Bracelets lawsuit.
Expect a major publicized hacking incident again at PlentyOfFish. Meetic was also hacked last January 2011 was not publicized. In July 4th 2011 Match was hacked but it was not publicized.
True and PerfectMatch will be game over, they both failed to be reconverted.
Zoosk, will be the next Stupid Investors Series, they will lose over USD 40 million.
Badoo will be revealed as a big fraud, full of inactive and fake profiles.
Social Dating is a complete waste of time because "social networks" are for meeting the people you know in advance, not for meeting new people for dating or make new friends. There are 2 papers "The Anatomy of the Facebook Social Graph" and "Four Degrees of Separation" cited in the article "Facebook users average 4.74 degrees of separation"
I had reviewed over 55 compatibility matching engines intended for serious dating since 2003, when I had discovered "the online dating sound barrier" problem.
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.)
The summer will begin soon here in South America, with January the hottest month. The wind blowing from the North is very, very hot. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, see why your brain distorts.