"Julie Spira and Northwestern University psychology professor Dr. Eli Finkel tell Nia-Malika Henderson where online dating sites' matching algorithms fall flat."
Three words with different meanings for different persons or companies!
Compatibility / Personality / Similarity
Please read also:
Matching Algorithms for the Online Dating Industry (serious daters)
An exercise of similarity.
How LIFEPROJECT METHOD calculates similarity.
STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY by LIFEPROJECT METHOD.
Personality Distribution Curves using the NORMATIVE 16PF5.
ALGORITHMS & POWER CALCULATION.
Innovations: to take the 16PF5 test 3 times.
Why your brain distorts!
The Online Dating Industry needs innovations
but they will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in
theories of romantic relationships development with commitment: STRICT
PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar
The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:
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.
* 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.
To solve that problem I propose:
1) 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 or similar test.
2) a new quantitative method to calculate compatibility between
prospective mates, based on quantized pattern comparison (part of
pattern recognition by correlation)
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
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!