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.
The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
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"
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.
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.
PAPER "Only the congruent survive - Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences"
PAPER "Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
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.
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 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!