Sunday, July 31, 2016

DatePlay: Another HOAX in progress / part 2





They claim:
"We use games to accurately analyse our users' personalities, so that we can suggest matches for you with unrivalled accuracy."
BE ALERTED THAT STATEMENT IS A FRAUD, A HOAX.
THEY CAN NOT PROVE THEIR CLAIMS IN A PEER REVIEWED PAPER.

DatePlay: Another HOAX in progress / part 1
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/dateplay-another-hoax-in-progress.html

See other online dating companies that used "games in the Online Dating Industry" = NEVER PERFORMED AS EXPECTED.

Match is launching a game service for singles.
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2012/05/calling-all-players-match-com-wants-you/
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/stir-events-by-match-and-games-on-match.html
Is Online Dating Ready For Games?
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2006/05/is_online_dating_ready_for_games/
Dating Sites Should Be Infatuated with Social Gaming
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2010/09/dating-sites-should-be-infatuated-with-social-gaming/
PAPER "Enhancing Evaluation of Potential Dates Online Through Paired Collaborative Activities"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-enhancing-evaluation-of-potential.html
Argentinean company plans to launch Photo Match dating app
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/argentinean-company-plans-to-launch.html
Games at eHarmony soon!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/games-at-eharmony-soon.html

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Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html
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The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry 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 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (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 NOISE and perform as placebo.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html
 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

When Tinder is dead, will we still 'swipe right?'

http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-tinder-dead-swipe-right-wp-bsi-20160730-story.html


Social dating is vaporware.
 

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 and big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance.


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


http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-wall-street-swipes-left-for.html
 
The Secret Sauce Behind Online Dating ?  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/the-secret-sauce-behind-online-dating.html


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"

 All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.  



PAPER Recommender Systems for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community

Recommender Systems for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community




 
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences) 

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality similarity between users.


Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?

The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.  


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

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Secret Sauce Behind Online Dating ?

There is no one yet!
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-secret-sauce-behind-online-dating-2016-07-28

eHarmony's secret sauce!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/04/eharmonys-secret-sauce.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/eharmony-revealed-its-secret-sauce.html


About article "Online Dating and the Statistical Dark Arts"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/about-article-online-dating-and.html

Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
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.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations.

Innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to actual online dating sites.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/nearly-1000-online-dating-startups-at.html

The innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.

Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html



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 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!  No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- 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 its members.
but no one can show you a list of compatible persons like this:
( for a prospective male customer / sample but calculated with real values)
“Over 1,000,000 million women database, here is the list of the 12 more compatible with you. Notice that woman#1 is the most compatible with you but she could be more compatible with other men right now.
woman#01 is 95.58476277% compatible
woman#02 is 95.56224356% compatible
woman#03 is 95.52998273% compatible
woman#04 is 94.18354278% compatible
woman#05 is 93.00453871% compatible
woman#06 is 93.00007524% compatible
woman#07 is 92.99738452% compatible
woman#08 is 92.37945551% compatible
woman#09 is 92.29779173% compatible
woman#10 is 92.27114287% compatible
woman#11 is 92.19515551% compatible
woman#12 is 92.12249558% compatible”


The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry 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 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry


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"


 All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

article: Wall Street swipes left for Tinder (Match Group)

http://nypost.com/2016/07/27/wall-street-swipes-left-for-tinder/

“The percentage of people using Tinder that will actually become paying subscribers is a lot lower than many people think,” says Brandon Ross, an analyst at BTIG who predicted the disappointing subscriber numbers in a note to clients earlier this week.


Why Tinder is making women MISERABLE: Men swipe right for an ego boost with no intention of speaking to matches
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/why-tinder-is-making-women-miserable.html

Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (via Seeking Alpha)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q2-2016.html


Be alerted USA FTC goes for Match Group, perhaps no more automatic rebilling clause soon!

The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.

Please see also:
 Match Group Inc (MTCH) Stock Is a Horrible Hook-Up
http://investorplace.com/2016/07/match-group-inc-mtch-stock-is-a-horrible-hook-up/
"There are other big problems with MTCH stock. It is loaded with debt — almost USD1.2 billion of it. It is trying to refinance some of that debt with a USD400 million bond offering, but the rate is effectively in junk territory — 6.375%. It has USD1.3 billion of goodwill on its balance sheet from all of its acquisitions, almost a third of its market cap."



The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.


Suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.  http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html 


Social dating is vaporware.
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 and big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance.


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

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"
.


 

eH+, eHarmony Plus, freezed?

Please see screenshots!



eH+ launched during 2013
eHarmony Admits They Suck, Offers Personal Matchmaking Service For USD5K Instead

eHarmony has launched its new matchmaking service eH+ which is a combination of online dating with an experienced matchmaker who will work personally with the clients. eH+ is priced at USD5K a year.

THAT IS THE SAME TO SAY a computer also uses a typewriter to innovate!
The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters. 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/they-can-afford-usd300-and-not-usd5000.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/eharmony-plus-eh.html


Mission accomplished. eHarmony ship will sink soon!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/mission-accomplished-eharmony-ship-will.html



Next August 2016, eHarmony will be a 16  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/paper-psychometric-properties-of-hexaco.html

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Why Tinder is making women MISERABLE: Men swipe right for an ego boost with no intention of speaking to matches


 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3710505/What-Tinder-strategy-Men-likely-casually-swipe-right-women-match-attract-them.html

Researchers set up 14 Tinder profiles to study how men and women use it
The profiles received 8,248 male matches and only 532 female matches
7 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women sent a message after matching
Women took more time over writing a message compared to men


From paper: "A First Look at User Activity on Tinder"

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/paper-first-look-at-user-activity-on.html

Perhaps Tinder is replacing AshleyMadison, perhaps Tinder is the right place for cheaters.Tinder Expands Outside Of Dating With New Group Feature
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2016/07/21/tinder-expands-outside-of-dating-with-new-group-feature/


New movie "Worst Tinder Date Ever" by Warner (Romantic Comedy) 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/new-movie-worst-tinder-date-ever-by.html 

 

Social dating is vaporware.
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 and big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance.


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

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"

Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (via Seeking Alpha)


http://seekingalpha.com/article/3992205-match-groups-mtch-ceo-greg-blatt-q2-2016-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single

"The Match team is working on artificial intelligence and its matching algorithms."???
Synapse: the Match algorithm?
It is really funny how those "important persons / math geniuses" from big Online Dating Sites can waste precious time with Behavioural Recommender Systems, improving them, "refining" those Behavioural Matching Algorithms, which are all rubbish.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/synapse-match-algorithm.html

Match Japan? It is 3 years from its NEW redesign !!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/match-japan-3-years-from-its-new.html

Be alerted USA FTC goes for Match Group, perhaps no more automatic rebilling clause soon! The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.

Please see also:
 Match Group Inc (MTCH) Stock Is a Horrible Hook-Up
http://investorplace.com/2016/07/match-group-inc-mtch-stock-is-a-horrible-hook-up/
"There are other big problems with MTCH stock. It is loaded with debt — almost USD1.2 billion of it. It is trying to refinance some of that debt with a USD400 million bond offering, but the rate is effectively in junk territory — 6.375%. It has USD1.3 billion of goodwill on its balance sheet from all of its acquisitions, almost a third of its market cap."

Match Group Inc (MTCH) Stock Is a Horrible Hook-Up

http://investorplace.com/2016/07/match-group-inc-mtch-stock-is-a-horrible-hook-up/
"There are other big problems with MTCH stock. It is loaded with debt — almost USD1.2 billion of it. It is trying to refinance some of that debt with a USD400 million bond offering, but the rate is effectively in junk territory — 6.375%. It has USD1.3 billion of goodwill on its balance sheet from all of its acquisitions, almost a third of its market cap."

------------------------------
Good for short term, bad for long term.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/mtch-match-group-q2-2016.html


Be alerted USA FTC goes for Match Group, perhaps no more automatic rebilling clause soon!

Also it  P/E ratio is high, around 30, Insane Value.
 
The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.


Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/law-article-suggests-usa-ftc-goes-for.html

INVESTIGATION: A century of trends in adult human height



https://elifesciences.org/content/5/e13410

Please see also:
EliteSingles USA: distribution ADULT men over 6' 6" tall (198.12 cm)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/elitesingles-usa-distribution-adult-men.html

EliteSingles UK, tallest men in the world
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/elitesingles-uk-tallest-men-in-world.html 

EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) Silly Global Rebrand WITH NO INNOVATION!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-silly.html


(MTCH) Match Group Q2 2016




http://ir.matchgroupinc.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254224&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2188535
http://www.wsj.com/articles/match-groups-profit-rises-as-tinder-heats-up-1469566989
http://ir.matchgroupinc.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254224&p=quarterlyEarnings

Good for short term, bad for long term.

"The company generated 55 cents of revenue per paying user in the second quarter, a penny higher than in the first quarter, but below the 58 cents per user a year ago. "
For me it is clear they do not want to innovate. They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

“There’s no question Tinder was a massive contributor to the quarter,” “We are selling more to our Tinder subscribers,” Match Group Chief Financial Officer Gary Swidler said.
That is why they had overpaid USD575 Million cash for PlentyOfFish, whose owner ran away with cash in his pockets and now
Match Group has a big debt!

Be alerted USA FTC goes for Match Group, perhaps no more automatic rebilling clause soon!

Also  P/E ratio is high, around 30, Insane Value.


article "Is Match Group a Buy Now?"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-is-match-group-buy-now.html


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The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence. 
   about the article "Match Subscribers Unsuccessful In Breaking Up With Dating App"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/about-article-match-subscribers.html

Why IAC Keeps a Foot in the Door of Match Group MTCH = BIG DEBT
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/why-iac-keeps-foot-in-door-of-match.html

The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.



Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/law-article-suggests-usa-ftc-goes-for.html

Mission accomplished. eHarmony ship will sink soon!



http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-eharmony-new-ceo-20160726-snap-story.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2016/07/eharmonys-new-ceo-vows-to-make-the-app-simpler.html



Jeremy Verba wanted to make the app simpler during 2012, but ...
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/07/jeremy-verba-is-leaving-eharmony.html

... The real secret mission of eHarmony was to be the next "Mayflower"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower
eHarmony was intended for Whites with high IQ, AngloSaxon origins and Christians. The founders of a Glorious Nation.

Next August 2016, eHarmony will be a 16  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/paper-psychometric-properties-of-hexaco.html
 

Moreover eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia; also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony. eSynchrony in Singapore, MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc.

During 2013, eHarmony went free/fremium.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/eharmony-went-freefremium-usa-canada.html
and failed in its Globalization Initiative
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/eharmony-to-launch-globalization.html

Also ElevatedCareers by eHarmony WILL FAIL
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/you-have-power-to-make-elevated-careers.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/eharmony-slowly-dying-whale.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/12/see-what-alexa-shows-about-online.html

article "Critics challenge the 'science’ behind online dating"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/article-critics-challenge-science.html

About article "Online Dating and the Statistical Dark Arts"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/about-article-online-dating-and.html

Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
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.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations.

Innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to actual online dating sites.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/nearly-1000-online-dating-startups-at.html

The innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.

Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html



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 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!  No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- 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 its members.
but no one can show you a list of compatible persons like this:
( for a prospective male customer / sample but calculated with real values)
“Over 1,000,000 million women database, here is the list of the 12 more compatible with you. Notice that woman#1 is the most compatible with you but she could be more compatible with other men right now.
woman#01 is 95.58476277% compatible
woman#02 is 95.56224356% compatible
woman#03 is 95.52998273% compatible
woman#04 is 94.18354278% compatible
woman#05 is 93.00453871% compatible
woman#06 is 93.00007524% compatible
woman#07 is 92.99738452% compatible
woman#08 is 92.37945551% compatible
woman#09 is 92.29779173% compatible
woman#10 is 92.27114287% compatible
woman#11 is 92.19515551% compatible
woman#12 is 92.12249558% compatible”


The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry 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 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry


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"


 All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.  


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bad Q2 2016 for Rocket Internet SE? via AB Kinnevik.

http://www.kinnevik.se/Global/2016/Q2%202016/Kinnevik_Q2_2016_E.pdf


article: How Rocket Internet is falling back to Earth!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/article-how-rocket-internet-is-falling.html

Rocket Internet SE and Global Fashion Group: They fell from three billion to one. Investors react in panic.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/rocket-internet-se-and-global-fashion.html



Do you know that ALL European countries fit in Brazil, Russia, Africa or Australia?
It means: If you want to replicate a big success in Brazil, it will be as hard as the same to replicate it in ALL European countries, but in this case with 1/8 of population and the majority of the persons DO NOT own or WILL NOT use a credit/debit card to buy online!
They will prefer to research online and then buy offline.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/a-very-complicated-interlace-of-jade.html
 


Many if not most, USA, Canadian or European businesses models are unfeasible in Latin American countries, African countries, Russia or even Australia because transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than in Europe. http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/rocket-internets-ceo-oliver-samwer-on.html
  All the domino should fall ...  when they run out of money! 

article "Is Match Group a Buy Now?"



http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/07/25/is-match-group-a-buy-now.aspx

"One other risk I think is worth bringing up is -- you talked about their acquisition history. Twenty-six acquisitions since 2009. They carry a ton of goodwill on their balance sheet -- USD1.3 billion, to be exact. "


Yes they had acquired because Match Group can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry.

"Lastly, looking at their valuation and how to think about this business, on a trailing P/E basis, they're around 30. Their forward P/E is 15.5"


Be alerted USA FTC goes for Match Group, perhaps no more automatic rebilling clause soon!

Match Group, Inc.'s P/E ratio is 48.87 (Insane Value)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/match-group-incs-pe-ratio-is-4887.html

article "Can Match Monetize Tinder's 98% Ad Potential?"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-can-match-monetize-tinders-98.html

A user of the dating website Match, who claims to be a 60-year-old American
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/a-user-of-dating-website-match-who_23.html

article: Match Group (MTCH) Q2 Earnings Preview: What to Expect?
"MTCH is vulnerable to the cannibalization of users and revenues across its competing platforms."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-match-group-mtch-q2-earnings.html

article "Can Match Monetize Tinder's 98% Ad Potential?"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-can-match-monetize-tinders-98.html


Expecting a BAD Q2 2016 for Match Group?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/bad-q2-2016-for-match-group.html

The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence. 

   about the article "Match Subscribers Unsuccessful In Breaking Up With Dating App"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/about-article-match-subscribers.html

Why IAC Keeps a Foot in the Door of Match Group MTCH = BIG DEBT
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/why-iac-keeps-foot-in-door-of-match.html


The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.


The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.



Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/law-article-suggests-usa-ftc-goes-for.html


 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Badoo Survey Examines Dating Behaviors Across the World

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/07/prweb13571993.htm

"With 318 million users in over 190 countries, and over 400,000 new people signing up for a Badoo experience each day, the company is the fastest growing dating platform in the world."

318 million users???
 400,000 new people signing up for a Badoo experience each day???
SEEMS TO BE A HOAX, FRAUD!!!

In Spain "Grupo de Delitos Telem√°ticos" (GDT) / Telematics Crimes Group (a division of the Unidad Central Operativa de la Guardia Civil) was set up to investigate all those crimes committed over the Internet. They alerted about Badoo last February 2011
 
Please see also:

Badoo and Zoosk - Zoosk and Badoo. Both redesigned?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/badoo-and-zoosk-zoosk-and-badoo-both.html


Tinder copycatted Badoo. Zoosk copycats Tinder with Lively.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/tinder-copycatted-badoo-zoosk-copycats.html

The hackers hacked? Badoo (2 June 2016)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/the-hackers-hacked-badoo-2-june-2016.html

UPDATE about Match's 6th annual Singles in US America study
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/update-about-matchs-6th-annual-singles.html

Dr. Helen Fisher / article: Has Online Dating Changed the Way We Love Each Other?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/dr-helen-fisher-article-has-online.html




Tinder safe dating spam uses safety to scam users out of money (via Symantec Official Blog)

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tinder-safe-dating-spam-uses-safety-scam-users-out-money


Tinder spam bots trick users into paying for adult content
https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/07/tinder-spam-bots-tricking-users-paying-adult-content/


A user of the dating website Match, who claims to be a 60-year-old American
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/a-user-of-dating-website-match-who_23.html


Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/law-article-suggests-usa-ftc-goes-for.html

about the article "Match Subscribers Unsuccessful In Breaking Up With Dating App"
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/about-article-match-subscribers.html
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Match subscriptions are automatically renewed, making breaking up with the website a tedious undertaking.



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Remember? In the case of Yuliana Avalos and Melissa Midwest former 2014 big lawsuit againts MATCH GROUP, third-party scammers in Africa or wherever were creating fake profiles and catfishing with them. 
IAC and MATCH GROUP were essentially aware of that situation and did nothing to stop it. 
The USA Court ruled that IAC and MATCH GROUP were not responsible. 
Attorney Evan Spencer, said that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, MATCH GROUP failed to use such things as face-recognition software – which would have discovered that her pictures were being used hundreds of times. Yuliana Avalos has argued in a former 2014 big lawsuit against Match that photos of her were posted without her permission on the site as part of a scam that drove a man to commit suicide.  

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/exclusive-match-group-hacked-leaked.html 

Match Japan, 3 years from its NEW redesign !




http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/07/match-japan-new-redesign.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/04/match-japan-certificates-any-member-can.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/12/match-japan-brief-review.html


The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.
Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/law-article-suggests-usa-ftc-goes-for.html

about the article "Match Subscribers Unsuccessful In Breaking Up With Dating App"
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/about-article-match-subscribers.html
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Match subscriptions are automatically renewed, making breaking up with the website a tedious undertaking.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dr. Helen Fisher / article: Has Online Dating Changed the Way We Love Each Other?

http://bigthink.com/videos/helen-fisher-on-the-ancient-brain-and-online-dating


BBC article: The science behind online dating profiles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/bbc-article-science-behind-online.html



article: Dr Love: Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-dr-love-biological.html


The Surprising Way Most People Meet Their Partners
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/the-surprising-way-most-people-meet.html
 

article "Critics challenge the 'science’ behind online dating"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/article-critics-challenge-science.html


About article "Online Dating and the Statistical Dark Arts"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/about-article-online-dating-and.html 

 
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry 2015.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
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.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations.

Innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to actual online dating sites.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/nearly-1000-online-dating-startups-at.html

The innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.

Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html



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 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! 
No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- 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 its members.

but no one can show you a list of compatible persons like this:
( for a prospective male customer / sample but calculated with real values)
“Over 1,000,000 million women database, here is the list of the 12 more compatible with you. Notice that woman#1 is the most compatible with you but she could be more compatible with other men right now.
woman#01 is 95.58476277% compatible
woman#02 is 95.56224356% compatible
woman#03 is 95.52998273% compatible
woman#04 is 94.18354278% compatible
woman#05 is 93.00453871% compatible
woman#06 is 93.00007524% compatible
woman#07 is 92.99738452% compatible
woman#08 is 92.37945551% compatible
woman#09 is 92.29779173% compatible
woman#10 is 92.27114287% compatible
woman#11 is 92.19515551% compatible
woman#12 is 92.12249558% compatible”


The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry 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 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry


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"


 All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.