Facebook Officially Jumps Into The Dating Pool With Graph Search

David Evans Dating Site Technology, Matchmaking, Social: Dating & Networking

Facebook had an invite-only press event today and boy did they deliver. Facebook announced a feature so stunning and ridiculous and crazy and amazing that it could quite possibly render wide swaths of various industry to waste. One things is for sure, the dating industry is sure to feel the effects of Facebook’s latest developments, to what extent it’s too …




Denied by Eharmony & LikeIt (TheCompleteMe)

David Evans Dating Site Technology

  Interesting to see the “Sorry you are not eHarmony material” put-down and then the newly rebranded TheComplete.me saying my Facebook account does not meet their minimum quality standards. Can’t a guy get a break around here? To make matters worse, I have been unable to log into LikeIt (new name for TheComplete.me) for several days. The site says it …




Online Dating Industry News For 11-19-12

David Evans Dating Industry Finance, Dating Markets, Dating Site Features, Dating Site Technology

Two great great dating site videos. “There’s something you should know about Jen, she voted for Dennis Kucinich”, Ha! Great marketing piece to pander, I mean cater, to liberals and conservatives. Political affiliation-based dating sites are definitely a niche, but given the divisiveness in the US, this is a great idea with a huge market. Quick, go register texassecessiondating.com. Love the clean look of …




Facebook Relationship Prediction Algorithm Challenges Dating Industry Efforts

David Evans Dating Site Technology, Profiles & Matching

Facebook is able to predict with great accuracy the probability for two people exchanging casually on the network to become romantically involved, says Frederic Filloux, writing in Monday Note about how Big Data can change the economics of digital publishing. The internet already provides the necessary tools to see who is visiting a web site, what he (she) likes, etc. The …




Mindblowing Futuristic First Date Scenario

David Evans Dating Site Technology, Online Dating Industry, Online Dating Innovation

Dating site executives, investors and the media often ask me what I think the future of online dating will look like. My usual response is that the 30th generation of Match Synapse will include DNA and genetic testing, full credit card report analysis, behavioral and test results based on terabytes of our social exhaust and verified personal assessments from our friends. …




eHarmony Prospers Thanks To Big Data

David Evans Dating Industry Finance, Dating Site Technology, Profiles & Matching

Nobody, and I mean nobody, is crushing social media marketing like HowAboutWe, but I do like some of the social media stuff coming from eHarmony. How Ironic that most of the eHarmony posts on this blog are about their technology. Its crazy that the media is *still* regurgitating the four-year-old self-published stats that an average of 542 people married every day …




Mobile, Social and Big Data Will Revolutionize Online Dating

David Evans Dating Site Technology, Dating Sites & Startups, Mobile Dating, Online Dating Innovation, Social: Dating & Networking

Happy Friday, I actually remembered to #followfriday some dating industry peeps on Twitter today. Follow me at @datinginsider. The dating industry is going to love Narrative Data. This paragraph from Monday Note supports my longstanding belief that dating sites are going to have to become more data-intensive like OKCupid to truly benefit from the submerged value just waiting to be discovered in …




Cupid Fights Dating Site Scammers With Scamalytics

David Evans Dating Safety, Dating Site Technology, Marketing, Online Dating Industry, Profiles & Matching

In 2008, IntroAnalytics launched their recommendation system for dating sites. As I expected, because every matching system vendor does this, they broadened their focus into anti-scam and e-commerce. Why? In part because getting dating sites to license a third-party matching system is incredibly difficult and behavioral matching works across all sorts of industries. The company changed their name to RecSys, broadened …