Just seen the article at Business Insider
All social dating is vaporware.
Many social dating applications should collapse soon, like Badoo, Hinge, HowAboutWe, LikeBright, in the same road as LikeIt (TheCompleteMe).
Online Dating for serious daters does not
need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient. It
needs to reduce the false positives problem.
HINGE: data scientist used to work for the CIA
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.
The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters.
Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/EliteSingles/eDarling, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia’s Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests"
WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF (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 one 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 for the majority (over 90%) of their members.
Please see also: Tinder: A mix of Badoo, Zoosk, Snapchat, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more?