To Online Personals Watch, the post "Dating Algorithms: Continuing the Conversation..." my answer is:
"online dating" is a broad concept to define a large group of different proposals. (searching by your own, Matching based on Self-Reported Data / Bidirectional Recommendation Engines and Compatibility Matching Algorithms)
There is no innovations since years for the Online Dating Industry!
C level executives do not pay attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry. The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World
Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low
effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than
10%). In the same range as searching by your own.
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!
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 3 latest discoveries in theories of romantic
relationships development with commitment.
I) Several studies showing 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”
II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with
their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other
system that learns your preferences are useless)
III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be
important in making couples happy. Compatibility is all about a high
level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term
mating with commitment.
STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests"
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 7.0 * 10E9
expressing compatibility with eight decimals, like The pattern
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 is 92.55033557% +/- 0.00000001% similar
to the pattern 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206
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 INNOVATE and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
It is all about achieving the eighth decimal!
With 8 decimals, you have more precision than any person could achieve by searching on one's own, but the only way to achieve the eighth decimal is using analysis and correlation with quantized patterns.
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 RUBBISH and perform as placebo.