Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ARTICLE: Dating app Bumble is partnering with Spotify to help you find suitors who share your music taste

If you like eating chocolate and your neighbour also likes eating chocolate, that does not mean your neighbour likes you at all!

Please read the paper:
"How Shared Preferences in Music Create Bonds Between People: Values as the Missing Link" 2011
How can shared music preferences create social bonds between people? ...  Value similarity is the missing link in explaining the musical bonding phenomenon [and not personality similarity], which seems to hold for Western and non-Western samples and in experimental and natural settings.

The notion of music compatibility was pioneered by Dr. Jason Rentfrow and Dr. Sam Gosling, but never succeed. "roommates with similar personalities were no more likely to enjoy their living arrangement than were roommates with different personalities. However, roommates with similar music preferences enjoyed more pleasant and satisfying relationships and reported a stronger desire to continue living together than did roommates with different music preferences. "
Also read

PAPER Personality Traits Predict Music Taxonomy Preferences
Bizarre Musical Stereotypes
birds of a feather sing together (the 1998 paper)
birds of a feather sing together (the post at SignalPatterns Labs 2008)

Please remember:
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.

 The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY, and not "meet other people with similar interests"

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