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article Why The Online Dating Business Is Going To Be Much Bigger Than Anyone Expects
"online dating" is a broad concept to define a large group of different proposals.
Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the
Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest
discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with
Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.
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.
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement", not 100% better, 100X better == a big INNOVATION.
The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design".
In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.
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