Tuesday, October 16, 2018

[New Infographic] Online dating around the world, via GWI


https://www.globalwebindex.com/hubfs/Downloads/Online-dating-across-the-world-infographic.pdf

Online dating could be worth USD 12 Billion — and it's all thanks to Tinder ???
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/10/online-dating-could-be-worth-usd-12.html


NEW and FRESH Online Dating Market 2017 (via Statista)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/new-and-fresh-online-dating-market-2017.html

  


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.

 
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 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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Spark Networks USA, LLC will pay USD 500,000 in penalties

and up to USD985,000 in restitution to customers whose subscriptions automatically renewed
https://patch.com/california/santamonica/online-dating-company-pay-500k-fines-auto-payments

California updates dating services contract law to include sites like Match and eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/california-updates-dating-services.html

Tinder must stop charging its older USA California users more for “Plus” features
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/02/tinder-must-stop-charging-its-older-usa.html

California updates dating services contract law to include sites like Match and eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/10/california-updates-dating-services.html


Info about Spark Networks (LOV) via Maran Partners Q2 2018
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/08/info-about-spark-networks-lov-via-maran.html

Spark Networks Releases H1 2018 Losses
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/08/spark-networks-releases-h1-2018-losses.html

Happily married ex-BBC producer was notified that his photos had been used on EliteSingles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/03/happily-married-ex-bbc-producer-was.html

 
Spark Networks USA, LLC deserves a better and deeper investigation.
FYI: EliteSingles and SilverSingles powered by Spark Networks are solely bad copycats of eHarmony.
They use the Big Five normative personality test to assess personality of their members, but The Five Factor Model aka Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a hoax, a fraud to use it (year 2018) 
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/03/paper-sixth-personality-domain-that-is.html




Saturday, October 13, 2018

DatePlay new version coming soon: It is code to say GAME OVER


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

First look: DatePlay, a new dating app / Nothing new or innovative!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/first-look-dateplay-new-dating-app.html

 
DatePlay, a couple of months to develop an Android version?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/02/dateplay-couple-of-months-to-develop.html

Crown, a new app from Match Group, turns dating into a game
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/crown-new-app-from-match-group-turns.html



Please see: 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 could be worth USD 12 Billion — and it's all thanks to Tinder ???



https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/match-group-stock-price-online-dating-could-be-worth-12-billion-tinder-2018-10-1027612979


Bumble Owner (Badoo) Targets Nasdaq IPO to Become World’s Top Matchmaker
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/10/bumble-owner-badoo-targets-nasdaq-ipo.html





lot of acquisitions, (but) Match Group is still small
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/lot-of-acquisitions-but-match-group-is.html

Some Online Dating Market Reports (January 2015)
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2015/01/some-online-dating-market-reports.html


NEW and FRESH Online Dating Market 2017 (via Statista)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/new-and-fresh-online-dating-market-2017.html

 
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.   


The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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.

 
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 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, October 10, 2018

about 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems



Vancouver, Canada, 2nd-7th October 2018

http://www.recsyschallenge.com/2018/
https://recsys.acm.org/recsys18/
http://www.recsyschallenge.com/2018/#program

Please see also
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/10/eharmony-2007-2018-research.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/05/paper-improved-collaborative-filtering.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/09/tinder-will-use-spotify-to-show-your.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/09/proceedings-of-4th-workshop-on-emotions.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/09/human-computer-interaction-hci-for.html


and notice 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 see, 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 key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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.

 
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 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, October 9, 2018

Match Group Underestimated Tinder ???



http://fortune.com/2018/10/09/match-group-tinder-sean-rad-lawsuit/
https://www.axios.com/match-group-fires-back-at-tinder-1539111319-6803a828-bd67-4a79-9936-9c9607a5b45b.html

Match Group Is The Best Online Dating Bet
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4210536-match-group-best-online-dating-bet

Four Tinder plaintiffs drop out of lawsuit because Match might have quietly changed their contracts ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/08/four-tinder-plaintiffs-drop-out-of.html

about article: Dallas-based Match Group's bumpy road to the top of online dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/09/about-article-dallas-based-match-groups.html


The journalist who provoked the wrath of Tinder is back
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-journalist-who-provoked-wrath-of.html



A (false) STORY behind TINDER - VisualPolitik EN



http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2018/10/internet-dating-the-story-so-far.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsD6EAsvI0s
When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (several years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo in 2012.
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2011/07/match-wants-facebook-profiles-and-how/
https://web.archive.org/web/20110608233059/https://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/okcupid-acquistion-was-50-million-40-million-earn-out/
Then in 2014, Badoo backed Bumble, to fight back Tinder. Perhaps only as revenge against Match Group! No more than that. 



https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/09/mirror-article-scientists-develop-ai.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/03/now-bumble-is-suing-match-group-for-usd.html


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.

 
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 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, October 6, 2018

some NEW online dating papers



Are Tinder and Dating Apps Changing Dating and Mating in the USA?
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-95540-7_6

Facial and self‐report questionnaire measures capture different aspects of romantic partner preferences
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjop.12347

Online Dating: Changing Intimacy One Swipe at a Time?
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-95540-7_4


The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
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.



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, October 5, 2018

Interesting article! The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/10/supply-chain-security-is-the-whole-enchilada-but-whos-willing-to-pay-for-it/#more-45297

Please see:


Please read:    
Qian Xuesen, "Father of China's Aerospace" and "King of Rockets"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qian_Xuesen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_March_Rocket 
 

Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users' Tinder
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/09/facebook-hack-affecting-50-million.html

article: "China's Cyber Spying on the U.S. Has Drastically Changed"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/article-chinas-cyber-spying-on-us-has.html


JOHN MCAFEE: The NSA's back door has given every US secret to our enemies
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/john-mcafee-nsas-back-door-has-given.html
2017 INTERNET TRENDS 2017 Next Big Thing: PERSONALIZATION!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/2017-internet-trends-2017-next-big.html
 

About article Silicon Valley, 6 Chinese Men Indicted in Theft of Code From U.S. Tech Companies
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/about-article-silicon-valley-6-chinese.html
Why USA state spying is good; and Chinese state spying is bad ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/why-usa-state-spying-is-good-and.html


Thursday, October 4, 2018

POF technical issue that was a hacking incident?




Users upset over global outage of dating app Plenty of Fish
https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/users-upset-over-global-outage-of-dating-app-plenty-of-fish/news-story/692da1276ad9a96976a8752996cf2019
https://twitter.com/PlentyOfFish/status/1046892103148527616

Match Group NEW CEO for PlentyOfFish (POF)
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/04/match-group-new-ceo-for-plentyoffish-pof.html

Monday, September 4, 2017
PlentyOfFish (POF) claims 70,000 New Singles Per Day!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/09/plentyoffish-pof-claims-70000-new.html

The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish last July 2015 (It was insane, USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 4 years ago).
The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

but Alexa and SimilaWeb show decadence!
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/pof.com
https://www.similarweb.com/website/pof.com#overview

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

eHarmony 2007 - 2018 research: Computational Courtship:

Understanding the Evolution of Online Dating through Large-scale Data Analysis




Computational Courtship: Understanding the Evolution of Online Dating through Large-scale Data Analysis

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1809/1809.10032.pdf

 


eHarmony selects Redis Enterprise for unmatched real-time performance
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/eharmony-selects-redis-enterprise-for.html


Please remember: 
The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is ONLY a 18+  years old obsolete site, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
The Five Factor Model aka Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a hoax, a fraud to use it (year 2018) 

eHarmony is investing in machine learning to make smarter matches???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/04/eharmony-is-investing-in-machine.html

EliteSingles review via Mashable / June 2018
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/elitesingles-review-via-mashable-june.html  



-----------
Chief Scientist At eHarmony Cavorts With The ... Facebook
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-chief-scientist-at-eharmony.html
My bet: He is copycatting WATSON IBM, in same manner as Dr. Galen Buckwalter did (Soulmates.ai), but Buckwalter used the HEXACO model of personality (BIG FIVE, or OCEAN is obsolete now)

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 see, 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 key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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.

 
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 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, September 28, 2018

Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users' Tinder ...



https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-hack-tinder-instagram-spotify-accounts-2018-9

A Match "glitch" reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/04/a-match-glitch-reactivated-bunch-of-old.html


The "Russians" again?
about article: In Tinder vs. Bumble, a Texas Showdown Takes Shape
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/07/about-article-in-tinder-vs-bumble-texas.html

Espionage is for economic interests
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2013/11/espionage-is-for-economic-interests.html

Why USA state spying is good; and Chinese state spying is bad ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/why-usa-state-spying-is-good-and.html

JOHN MCAFEE: The NSA's back door has given every US secret to our enemies
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/john-mcafee-nsas-back-door-has-given.html

article: What Exactly Are the USA NSA Hackers Trying to Accomplish?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/08/article-what-exactly-are-usa-nsa.html


ALERT Hacktivist collective The Impact Team could be targeting Twitter, Facebook and other giant sites
Like Match Group?

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/alert-hacktivist-collective-impact-team.html
 
ALERT Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them online dating ones.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/alert-russian-speaking-hackers-breach.html

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid ??? via TechCrunch



https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/22/seven-reasons-not-to-trust-facebook-to-play-cupid/
"If you feel moved to text an up-front marriage proposal — feeling 100% confident in Facebook’s data scientists’ prowess in reading the social media tea leaves and plucking your future life partner out of the mix"

If Facebook received help of former eHarmony's team?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/tc-article-facebook-hired-eharmonys.html

Facebook Dating, via Noticias Caracol
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/09/facebook-dating-via-noticias-caracol.html



Chief Scientist At eHarmony Cavorts With The ... Facebook
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/01/about-chief-scientist-at-eharmony.html
My bet: He is copycatting WATSON IBM, in same manner as Dr. Galen Buckwalter did (Soulmates.ai), but Buckwalter used the HEXACO model of personality (BIG FIVE, or OCEAN is obsolete now)

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 see, 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 key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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.

 
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 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, September 22, 2018

Thesis: Predicting Personality Traits Using Smartphone Sensor Data and App Usage Data





https://ecommons.usask.ca/bitstream/handle/10388/10691/KAMBHAM-THESIS-2018.pdf 

AGAIN the obsolete Big Five normative test.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/10/again-obsolete-big-five-normative-test.html



BIG HOAX, SAME AS Watson IBM
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/artificial-intelligence-can-watson-save.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

TERRIBLE BIG DISTORTION!!!


The Big Five normative personality test is obsolete, it has been proven as an incomplete and incorrect model of personality.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/09/online-dating-pioneer-algorithmic.html
The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. 


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, September 21, 2018

Facebook Dating, via Noticias Caracol



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX72_s2b2JI

Facebook Dating: launched in Colombia via TechCrunch
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/09/facebook-dating-launched-in-colombia.html

Please see PAPER: Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/08/paper-aspirational-pursuit-of-mates-in.html
The paper shows no more than "People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. " discovered some years ago. And of course it is
BIG PUNCH to Behavioural Recommender Systems / Recommendation Engines for Online Dating sites.
[No dating apps] are trying to pair you up based on whether you like Colgate or Crest.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/01/no-dating-apps-are-trying-to-pair-you.html

Facebook seeks right formula as it courts dating market
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/facebook-seeks-right-formula-as-it.html

AGAIN the obsolete Big Five normative test.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/10/again-obsolete-big-five-normative-test.html
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.

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.
 

Lack Of Innovation and 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 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