Saturday, June 24, 2017

USA FBI IC3 Releases Annual Report Highlighting Trends in Internet Crime




https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/ic3-releases-2016-internet-crime-report
https://pdf.ic3.gov/2016_IC3Report.pdf
https://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/2016State/StateReport.aspx#?s=6

article: Fraud and identity theft a real problem for online dating sites!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/article-fraud-and-identity-theft-real.html


Brazilian article about Tinder bots invasion!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/brazilian-article-about-tinder-bots.html
 

Match: Soldier frustrated after his photo was used in online dating scam
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/match-soldier-frustrated-after-his.html
 

article: "Tinder is a dating site currently being used by scammers."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/article-tinder-is-dating-site-currently.html


article: Bots roam the internet, threatening businesses and consumers
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/article-bots-roam-internet-threatening.html

Tinder statement about spam bots invasion

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/tinder-statement-about-spam-bots.html 


scam alert at Match and Tinder, in Chile
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/scam-alert-at-match-and-tinder-in-chile.html

Nanny, 22, shocked to find photo of her posing in boyfriend’s Army uniform being used on DATING SITE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/nanny-22-shocked-to-find-photo-of-her.html

Friday, June 23, 2017

Why Tinder DOESN'T work for Long Term Mating:

Study says evaluating someone based on their physical attractiveness alone is 'pointless'



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4630964/Study-says-evaluating-based-looks-pointless.html

  •     Suggests daters need to keep in mind that perception changes when they meet
  •     Those deemed very good looking in their pics were not found to increase ratings
  •     Study said this is the 'ceiling  effect' and they cannot get much better
  •     The middle has room to grow and their personality increased attractiveness
Social dating is vaporware.

Tinder is like an out of control machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/out-of-control-machine-gun-shooting.html
 


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/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html


Please see also:
article: Why Tinder won't find you love!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/article-why-tinder-wont-find-you-love.html

Tinder users: Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths knows who you should marry ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/tinder-users-cognitive-scientist-tom.html

PAPER and article about "Tinder is for instant gratification only"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-and-article-about-tinder-is-for.html

Please remember: Tinder was created as copycat of Badoo!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/tinder-boost-to-boost-match-group.html

article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html

Thesis / Paper: A STUDY OF MOMO AND THE STIGMA OF “FLIRTING APPLICATION”
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/thesis-paper-study-of-momo-and-stigma.html

PAPER Tinder: True Love or a Nightmare?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/paper-tinder-true-love-or-nightmare.html

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

PAPER A First Look at User Activity on Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/paper-first-look-at-user-activity-on.html

TC article about "Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises USD70M for monetization push and overseas expansion"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/tc-article-about-tantan-chinas-top.html

The vast majority of daters are actually for looking something more long-term.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/the-vast-majority-of-daters-are.html

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html

article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html

Thursday, June 22, 2017

TC article about "Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises USD70M for monetization push and overseas expansion"


https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/21/chinas-tantan-raises-70-million/


Other article says: "Tantan now claimes 90 million registered users. Excluding the fake and banned accounts, the number of valid users boils down to 60 million, roughly the size of the population of Italy. Among them, “post-90s” account for more than 75%. The DAUs reached 6 million and the second-day return rate is around 75%. Users have made over 3 billion matches in total, the firm disclosed."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/chinese-tinder-like-tantan-soon-to.html
3 billion matches in total == that is the same to say out of control machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).


Recently Zoosk (IPO failed some time ago) booted its female CEO.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/zoosk-announces-management-changes.html

Tinder, Match, Meetic, Ourtime, PlentyOfFish, MeetMe (MEET), Hinge, Happn, CoffeeMeetsBagel, OKCupid, Bumble, Zoosk, Badoo and many more: in a WAR between themselves, no one will win!
Social dating is vaporware.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/hinge-two-old-months-interview-where.html
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".

Match is adding video features in dating profiles.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/match-is-adding-video-features-in.html

article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html

Rubbish research from Hinge: How Vices Affect Your Dating Life
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/rubbish-research-from-hinge-how-vices.html

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Match is adding video features in dating profiles.


http://mashable.com/2017/06/21/match-stories-video-dating-profile/

Badoo is in war with Zoosk and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.
Tinder is in big war with Badoo, and can not outperform it.
The mission of Tinder was to kill Badoo, but it seems Tinder is killing Match.
It seems there is an internal war between Tinder and Match App.
If Tinder is cannibalizing Match and Match Group now wants to promote more Match App and not much Tinder because Tinder is not monetizing as expected?

 
TC article: Bumble is launching video stories
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/tc-article-bumble-is-launching-video.html

Snap Interactive (STVI) Announces Proposed Merger With Group Video Chat Platform Paltalk
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/snap-interactive-stvi-announces.html

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

Video is now a focus for Tinder. / Match Group.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/video-is-now-focus-for-tinder-match.html
CNET article: Match is using geolocation technology to help you find the guy or girl next door.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/cnet-article-match-is-using-geolocation.html
Match Group Q1 2017, Revenue flat, ARPU flat, Match in decadence
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/match-group-q1-2017-revenue-flat-arpu.html
Match Group Launches New Dating Brand for Singles 50 and Over in Europe
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/match-group-launches-new-dating-brand.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.  
  

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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.

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"
 
The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html

Chinese Tinder-like Tantan soon to monetize after raising USD 70 Million Series



http://technode.com/2017/06/21/chinese-tinder-like-tantan-soon-to-monetize-after-raising-usd70m-series-d/

Tantan, the country’s top dating app, announced today that it has raised a USD 70 Million worth in a Series D, raising the startup’s total fund raised to USD 120 Million.
The app chooses to monetize through membership. .... Tantan will explore artificial intelligence technology and expand to new markets in the future in an attempt to enable more accurate and personalized social experience.
Tantan now claimes 90 million registered users. Excluding the fake and banned accounts, the number of valid users boils down to 60 million, roughly the size of the population of Italy. Among them, “post-90s” account for more than 75%. The DAUs reached 6 million and the second-day return rate is around 75%. Users have made over 3 billion matches in total, the firm disclosed.


3 billion matches in total == that is the same to say out of control machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/out-of-control-machine-gun-shooting.html


Social dating is vaporware.
article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html

 

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 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.   

Rubbish research from Hinge: How Vices Affect Your Dating Life

http://hingeirl.com/hinge-reports/hinge-reports-how-vices-affect-your-dating-life/
 



same as Rubbish research from OKCupid
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/06/okcupid-low-effective-level.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/okcupid-research-rubbish.html
 
same as Rubbish research from Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/tinder-users-cognitive-scientist-tom.html
 
Hinge: A two old months interview where the CEO explains he can not beat Tinder and will waste over USD 20 Million ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/hinge-two-old-months-interview-where.html

article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html


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

FAILED and BIASED article "Mathematician reveals formula to find a perfect mate"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/failed-and-biased-article-mathematician.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-how-successful-is-digital.html
Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-of.html

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Angry customers with Parship in Germany.



http://www.focus.de/digital/internet/gebuehrenfalle-beim-online-dating-parship-knoepft-nutzern-bis-zu-400-euro-ab-wenn-sie-abspringen_id_7263960.html

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/parship.de
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/big-five-german-failures-in-online.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/parship-hoax-part-2.html

PARSHIP ELITE Group GmbH. 2015 financials
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/parship-elite-group-gmbh-2015-financials.html

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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.

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"
 
The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html

Has Brexit affected the dating scene? FT article


https://www.ft.com/content/11916a18-4ac5-11e7-a3f4-c742b9791d43
"Mark Brooks, a US-based consultant to the dating industry, says politics is one of the most important criteria used on dating site profiles and in the algorithms such services use. "

He is totally wrong!

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.
and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.

funny article: Brexit won't harm EliteSingles as "people always need love"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/funny-article-brexit-wont-harm.html

featured article: Online dating study shows too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/featured-article-online-dating-study.html

UK based, Online dating company Venntro eyes growth after restructure ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/online-dating-company-venntro-eyes.html



In the paper "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity" Pieternel Dijkstra / Dick P. H. Barelds / University of Groningen, The Netherlands
The authors had written
".... mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
The present study's results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity."

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/05/big-punch-to-behavioural-recommender.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/two-papers-debunking-behavioural.html

Please see also:
"Only the congruent survive - Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/paper-partnership-longevity-and.html
"Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/only-congruent-survive-personality.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.

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"
 
The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html
 


 

Online dating company Venntro eyes growth after restructure ???

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/southeast/online-dating-company-eyes-growth-after-restructure
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/fake-profiles-are-wooing-lonely-hearts.html


Is it a big joke? Venntro Joins UK Online Dating Association As Member

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/is-it-big-joke-venntro-joins-uk-online.html

Venntro CEO Ross Williams Appears On BBC Business Live ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/venntro-ceo-ross-williams-appears-on.html


Venntro Launches Anti-Hookup Site For Serious Daters
http://globaldatinginsights.com/2016/02/01/venntro-launches-anti-hookup-site-for-serious-daters/

Venntro: please remove all fake profiles and get out of the market.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/venntro-please-remove-all-fake-profiles.html
but before return  all the money you had stolen.


a thief from UK with 25,000 online dating sites ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/a-thief-from-uk-with-25000-online.html

Venntro trying to take daters to the next level
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/venntro-trying-to-take-daters-to-next.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/article-love-business-how-venntro.html
White Label Dating (Venntro) achieves 50 million registrations ?
How many are real persons, active daters and not bots?

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/white-label-dating-venntro-achieves-50.html

Channel 4 investigation on Venntro / Globals Personals (Whitelabel dating)
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/11/uk-global-personals-allegedly-uses-fake-profiles.html


Saturday, June 17, 2017

PAPER: Item Silk Road: Recommending Items from Information


Domains to Social Users

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.03205.pdf

PAPER: Studying Personality through the Content of Posted and Liked Images on Twitter
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/paper-studying-personality-through.html

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.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity.

In case you did not notice, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five model to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old. 

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.
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

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!!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tinder users: Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths knows who you should marry ???

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/tinder-users-cognitive-scientist-tom-griffiths-knows-who-you-should-marry-20170615-gwrq6o.html

"PlentyOfFish can now predict who you will marry."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/05/plentyoffish-screenshots.html

featured article: Online dating study shows too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/featured-article-online-dating-study.html

CoffeeMeetsBagel: Dating Apps And The Gale-Shapley Algorithm ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/coffeemeetsbagel-dating-apps-and-gale.html

http://globaldatinginsights.com/2017/06/09/need-dating-app-understands-nashs-equilibrium/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_problem


The one or your soulmate or the perfect match does not exist.
It will only exist a pool of compatible persons, not more than that.
They can not promise "the one" or "your soulmate" or a "perfect match".


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

FAILED and BIASED article "Mathematician reveals formula to find a perfect mate"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/failed-and-biased-article-mathematician.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-how-successful-is-digital.html
Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-of.html

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


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Zoosk Announces Management Changes (please read CEO GAME OVER)


http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/zoosk-announces-management-changes-2221969.htm

Perhaps Zoosk had lost the war against Badoo.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/articles-about-badoo-redesign.html

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/zoosk.com
 

Lively App by Zoosk can not take off and Zoosk sinking ship
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/informant-says-lively-app-by-zoosk-can.html


Is Zoosk a sinking ship and its CEO is an optimistic person?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/is-zoosk-sinking-ship-and-its-ceo-is.html
Since her tenure:
 
* Zoosk hacked.  
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2016/05/a-hacker-is-selling-57m-accounts-on-the-dark-web.html
* Zoosk failed its IPO.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/no-ipo-for-zoosk.html
* Founders booted
 
https://techcrunch.com/2014/12/17/zoosk-ipo-founders-kelly-steckelberg/
* LayOffs
 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/zoosk-lays-off-15-of-staff.html
* Decadence and no innovation.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/zoosk-app-is-betting-on-wearables-for.html  
Tinder copycatted Badoo. Zoosk copycats Tinder with Lively.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/tinder-copycatted-badoo-zoosk-copycats.html

 
Zoosk co-founder talking about illusory success ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/zoosk-co-founder-talking-about-illusory.html

Zoosk can not innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.  

featured article: Mobile app startups are failing like it’s 1999
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/featured-article-mobile-app-startups.html

featured article: Mobile app startups are failing like it’s 1999


http://andrewchen.co/mobile-app-startups-are-failing-like-its-1999/

How things worked in 1999
 

  •     Raise millions in funding with an idea and impressive founders
  •     Spend 9 months building up a product
  •     Launch with much PR fanfare
  •     Fail to hit product/market fit
  •     Relaunch with version 2.0, 6 months later
  •     Repeat until you run out of money

How things work today

  •     Raise funding with an idea and impressive founders
  •     Spend 6 months building up a product
  •     Submit to the app store and launch with much PR fanfare
  •     Fail to hit product/market fit
  •     Relaunch with version 2.0, 6 months later
  •     Add Facebook Open Graph
  •     Try buying installs with Tapjoy, FreeAppADay, etc.
  •     Repeat until you run out of money

Not much different, unfortunately.


That is for Zoosk, Once, Happn, Hinge, CoffeeMeetsBagel, DatePlay and many more.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/hinge-two-old-months-interview-where.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/online-dating-app-once-receives-usd56.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-dating-apps-broaden-their-reach.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/happn-wants-to-be-acquired-by-badoo-or.html

Funny video: Post-Conference Review 48th iDate Mobile Dating Business Expo And Summit 2017 Los Angeles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/funny-video-post-conference-review-48th.html

KP INTERNET TRENDS 2018 Next Big Thing: PERSONALIZATION!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/kp-internet-trends-2018-next-big-thing.html


The future of mobile is desktop!


Planning in a Multi-Platform World
http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2016/Planning-in-a-Multi-Platform-World

Digital Future in Focus
http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2016/Digital-Future-in-Focus

REPORT: The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/report-state-of-broadband-2016.htmlSome fresh data from Alexa about major online dating sites in USA and CA
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/some-fresh-data-from-alexa-about-major.html

article: Half Of US Smartphone Users Don't Download New Apps
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/article-half-of-us-smartphone-users.html

Article: "The app boom is over. Your phone is full of apps, and you're done downloading new ones."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-app-boom-is-over-your-phone-is.html
  
Mobile-first but not mobile-only and comScore Digital Future in Focus
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/mobile-first-but-not-mobile-only-and.html


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What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.
Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (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. 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

featured article: Online dating study shows too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction

http://news.wisc.edu/online-dating-study-shows-too-many-choices-can-lead-to-dissatisfaction/


Standard Article at Wiley: "Online Dating" by Catalina Toma
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/standard-article-at-wiley-online-dating.html

Traces of Deception in Online Dating Profiles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/05/traces-of-deception-in-online-dating.html



In the paper "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity" Pieternel Dijkstra / Dick P. H. Barelds / University of Groningen, The Netherlands
The authors had written
".... mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
The present study's results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity."

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/05/big-punch-to-behavioural-recommender.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/two-papers-debunking-behavioural.html

Please see also:
"Only the congruent survive - Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/paper-partnership-longevity-and.html
"Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/only-congruent-survive-personality.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.

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"
 
The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html