"IAC has owned the online dating space from Match and has bought up many of the 45 sub-brands that make up its portfolio."
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.
The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors. 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 is plenty of room for new players and plenty of room for innovations in the Online Dating Industry.
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!!! i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.
- 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.
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"
Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!