Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ElevatedCareers by eHarmony CLOSED, SOLD and REOPEN again.



http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/technology/article167462457.html


You Have the Power to Make ElevatedCareers Better, I received that email.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/you-have-power-to-make-elevated-careers.html

eHarmony just closed ElevatedCareers, please see by your own!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-just-closed-elevatedcareers.html

Please be alerted, be informed ElevatedCareers by eHarmony was a HOAX, a FRAUD, it only overpromised.
The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

ElevatedCareers by eHarmony promised more that what it can really offered, delivered job matches as a machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
It is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use the Big Five normative test in year 2017.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-part-1-of-3.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-part-2-of-3.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-part-3-of-3.html 

Compare to WayUp
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/wayup-same-road-as-elevatedcareers.html

PAPER: Personality, personnel selection, and job performance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/paper-personality-personnel-selection.html

Google (Alphabet Inc.) launched Google Hire, a new job application service.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/google-alphabet-inc-launched-google.html

article: Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/article-why-brands-need-to-understand.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
Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PAPER Personality Based Song (Indian) Suggestions







https://www.ijariit.com/manuscripts/v3i4/V3I4-1238.pdf


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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. 


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.
 
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
  !!!

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

Security article: Can Online Dating Apps be Used to Target Your Company?




http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/can-online-dating-apps-be-used-to-target-your-company/
 

PlentyOfFish (POF) is revealed as the most dangerous dating app in Britain
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/plentyoffish-pof-is-revealed-as-most.html

USA FTC article: How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/usa-ftc-article-how-fast-will-identity.html

Mozilla’s First Internet Health Report Tackles Security and Privacy
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/mozillas-first-internet-health-report.html

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


A dating site leaked over a million accounts because of bad security
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/a-dating-site-leaked-over-million.html

Security Problem Exposes User Information at Match ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/security-problem-exposes-user.html

Monday, August 14, 2017

WSJ article: "OkCupid Bets That Swipe Left, Swipe Right Is a Dated Concept"






https://www.wsj.com/articles/okcupid-bets-that-swipe-left-swipe-right-is-a-dated-concept-1502676480

WSJ: What is the biggest change happening in online dating right now?

MR. SEIDMAN: I think we are moving away from novelty. Swiping apps went through a novelty phase, with many people trying them out because of their novelty, whether it was really right for them or not. This was great. It helped expand the entire dating-app category and changed the perception of online dating, eradicating any stigma. We’re no longer in that phase of pure novelty, and as new customers choose what dating app to use, they have a range of options, each with a different focus.

Now the question isn’t how you make a dating app, what features you have, but its values—who goes there and what do you stand for? That’s the next frontier in the industry: Why would I use one instead of the other?


I agree, the Online Dating Industry needs innovations. 

Please see also graph of Unique Visitors to dating sites and apps in June in USA.
June 2016: 42.7 Million
June 2017: 36.8 Million

From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html
Alexa and SimilarWeb show the rising tide is not happening for Online Dating Industry 2017
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/alexa-and-similarweb-show-rising-tide.html

Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q2-2017.html

PlentyOfFish (POF) is revealed as the most dangerous dating app in Britain
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/plentyoffish-pof-is-revealed-as-most.html

About OKCupid and A list, then lawsuit
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/about-okcupid-and-list-then-lawsuit.html

No one can call Match Group and say them "Hey, Tinder was created as copycat of Badoo, but can not outperfomr it, and also Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder" ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-group-q2-2017-revenue-flat-arpu.html
Also innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to companies that are past their prime and reached operating ceiling like PlentyOfFish, Tinder, Match, OkCupid.
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.


WSJ: Some studies show the pages you like on Facebook can say more about your personality than what close friends and family members know. Where do big data and algorithms fall short when it comes to love? How much is big data and how much is nondigital things like chemistry?

MR. SEIDMAN: They’re both super important. The thing that we at OkCupid have going for us is that while we cannot replace real-world chemistry, what we can do is find a lot of people with shared sensibility. In that sense, the advent of apps has been amazing but it doesn’t replace, and it is not meant to replace, the real world.


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.
Please see article: "Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/article-why-brands-need-to-understand.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"

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

Saturday, August 12, 2017

article: Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential



http://www.adweek.com/digital/why-brands-need-to-understand-personalities-in-order-leverage-ais-potential/

"The trouble is it’s hard for scientists—much less marketers—to understand what makes a person … well, a personality.  "

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


Please DO NOT mistake  "artificial intelligence" with a proposal like a Personality Based Recommender System.

Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html

Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.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


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. 


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.
 

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
  !!!


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 

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Meet Group (MEET) Presentation At Canaccord Genuity 37th Annual Growth Conference





http://ir.themeetgroup.com/Cache/1500102435.PDF?O=PDF&T=&Y=&D=&FID=1500102435&iid=4392695
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4098003-meet-group-meet-presents-canaccord-genuity-37th-annual-growth-conference-slideshow

Please notice: MTCH group is 16 times bigger in revenue than MEET group.

Weak point of MeetMe as Q2 2017:
Mobile Revenue Meet Group (MEET) USD 23.3 Million is 74.44% of Total Revenue USD 31.3 Million
and
63 % of Total Revenue Meet Group (MEET) comes mainly from Advertisement, USD 19.57 Million, not Subscriptions as Match Group, or other online dating sites!


The Meet Group's (MEET) Q2 2017 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/the-meet-groups-meet-q2-2017-results.html

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PlentyOfFish (POF) is revealed as the most dangerous dating app in Britain




https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4196937/plenty-of-fish-is-revealed-as-the-most-dangerous-dating-app-in-britain-as-investigation-links-hundreds-of-rape-stalking-violent-assault-blackmail-and-child-grooming-cases-to-online-dating/

The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish last July 2015 (It was insane, USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 3 years ago).  

The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-group-q2-2017-revenue-flat-arpu.html


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.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/about-sa-article-match-dating-in.html

Bad News, Match Group overpaid USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/bad-news-match-group-overpaid-usd-575.html

 

Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: LOV) Releases Q2 2017 Financials

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3287426-spark-networks-reports-q2-results
http://investor.spark.net/static-files/8b9bc090-dd5a-481d-807b-e4c5d0269339
High operating losses: USD 2.5 Million compared to revenue USD 6.6 Million.

Please remember Spark Networks will "merge" with Affinitas GmbH.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/for-elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate.html
Spark Networks is like a lifesaver made of lead for Affinitas GmbH.

compare to
SNAP Interactive Releases Q2 2017 Financials
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/snap-interactive-releases-q2-2017.html

NEW eHarmony New Zealand micro site



http://www.eharmony.com.au/dating-new-zealand/
Not sure when it was launched that micro site, but surely it is part of eHarmony - EliteSingles war!

(Winter time now in August 2017 in South Hemisphere)


new eHarmony Marketing campaign "Right from the Start"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/new-eharmony-marketing-campaign-right.html


Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html

Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html


 
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.

Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Online dating in a world that has chat bots that really sound like humans

http://www.techzim.co.zw/2017/08/online-dating-in-a-world-that-has-chat-bots-that-really-sound-like-humans

Please do not mistake "artificial intelligence" with a proposal like it is or it was "Synapse, a behavioural recommender system"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q2-2017.html

Good Bots, Bad Bots: Changing the Way We Approach Cybersecurity?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/good-bots-bad-bots-changing-way-we.html
Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/match-to-focus-on-dating-events-as-it.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"

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

SNAP Interactive Releases Q2 2017 Financials

http://www.snap-interactive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SNAP-Q2-2017-Earnings-Call-Deck_FINAL.pdf
 

Net loss for Q2 2017 of USD 1.5 Million and YTD net loss of USD 2.5 Million
 
Adj. EBITDA for Q2 2017 of (USD516) Thousand and YTD Adj. EBITDA of (USD729) Thousand




Snap Interactive (STVI-OTC) research July 25, 2017
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/snap-interactive-stvi-otc-research-july.html


Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: STVI), beta launch of 50more
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/snap-interactive-inc-otcqb-stvi-beta.html

Snap Interactive (STVI) Reports Q1 2017 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/snap-interactive-stvi-reports-q1-2017.html

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NEW 2017 fresh paper "Assortative mating and couple similarity: Patterns, mechanisms, and consequences"



http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/spc3.12337/abstract

from same 2005 author
Assortative Mating and Marital Quality in Newlyweds: A Couple-Centered Approach
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-882304.pdf

Page #19 of PDF whitepaper
Page #322 of magazine
"................
People may be attracted to those who have similar attitudes, values, and beliefs and even marry them (at least in part) on the basis of this similarity. However, once individuals are in a committed relationship, IT MAY BE PRIMARILY PERSONALITY SIMILARITY THAT INFLUENCES MARITAL HAPPINESS. This suggests that attitude and value similarity may play a different role in relationship development than personality similarity does. For example, whereas similarity in attitudes and values appears to be important early on in the relationship and may play an important role in relationship progression, personality similarity becomes more important as the relationship reaches greater commitment. Our empirical findings and this proposition are certainly consistent with "filter" or "process" theories of relationship development (e.g., Kerckhoff & Davis, 1962; Murstein, 1980) that hold that patterns of similarity and complementarity on different individual-difference domains play differential roles at different points in the relationship development process.
……………. FUTURE RESEARCH designed to better understand these underlying processes is needed.
.................................."


http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/03/latest-research.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/02/top-45-scientific-papers-for-online.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/05/sentimental-dynamics-accounting-for.html

Please see also another paper
Assortative Mating and Personality in Human Couples
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/new-paper-assortative-mating-and.html

and
Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html
 

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 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.

 

At the paper  "Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity
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."


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



Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from




the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
BIG FIVE NORMATIVE TEST WAS REVEALED AS INCORRECT AND INCOMPLETE MODEL OF PERSONALITY !!!
http://www.eharmony.com/blog/science-behind-eharmony/

Please see from here
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130603006491/en/eHarmony-Ranks-1-Online-Marriages-Marital-Satisfaction

slide from Marital Satisfaction by Meeting Place.
eHarmony 5.86, Other Dating sites 5.63, Other Online sites 5.61, All Other 5.52

SAME AS SAYING eHarmony is performing as placebo!!!

"Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues"
http://www.pnas.org/content/110/25/10135.abstract
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that 35% of couples married between 2005 and 2012 met online and that these couples were slightly more likely to stay together and "associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction among those respondents who remained married," according to the report.
Yes, of course, they had met online thanks to eHarmony online dating site, but those married persons are not representative of the universe of eHarmony's members database. They are a minority.
eHarmony's members are like gamblers in a Big Online Casino, the ones who can win are less than 10% of them.
The majority of eHarmony's members are not going to succeed. They are going to fail in reaching a long term monogamous relationship with commitment. Wasting time and money!

eHarmony's "closely-guarded matching algorithm" is performing as placebo, as a machine gun shooting flowers; with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of its matching algorithm (less than 10%), in the same range as searching by your own.


"Assortative mating, convergence, and satisfaction in married couples"

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/02/eharmonys-latest-research.html
"A Third of Recently Married Couples Met Online "
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/a-third-of-recently-married-couples-met.html
eHarmony Marriage Metrics Study / HOAX
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
and
"Personality Similarities Predict Relationship Satisfaction in 23 Countries"
Erina Lee, Gian Gonzaga, and Emily M. Maywood (from eHarmony Labs) 2012
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/10/international-association-for.html

eHarmony had closed eH+ and ElevatedCareers
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/about-eharmony-closed-eh-and.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-just-closed-eh-eharmony-plus.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/eharmony-ceo-and-article-online-dating.html
 

Also remember
eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like
the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Chile, Mexico; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia;
also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony;
esync (eSynchrony) in Singapore,
MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc.,
Marrily in India
and now
LemonSwan in Germany and other countries.

new eHarmony Marketing campaign "Right from the Start"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/new-eharmony-marketing-campaign-right.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
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.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

Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html



Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html
  

Monday, August 7, 2017

PAPER Personality matters RELEVANCE AND ASSESSMENT OF PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS





http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/personality-matters_8a294376-en

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"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html

All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo!


Please see:
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html

Mixture Modelling of the HEXACO Personality Inventory
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/mixture-modelling-of-hexaco-personality.html

PAPER: A Personality-Based Recommender System for Semantic Searches
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/paper-personality-based-recommender.html