Good to see Scamalytics increase their efforts in identifying additional scam vectors on dating and other websites. “As an anti-fraud company we aim to analyze as much relevant data as possible” said Scamalytics co-founder Dan Winchester. “Analysing photos is a natural next step for us. We are picking up more fraud faster by identifying scammers from their […]
Chiara Atik, HowAboutWe’s resident dating blogger has written a book, Modern Dating. Offers advice on a range of topics, from how to send a relatively unembarrassing sext to how to make sure you’re getting into a relationship for the right reasons. It will gently guide you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is […]
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time speaking with experts about matching algorithms. 16PF5, behavioral matching, opposites attract, energetic compatibility, etc. There are hundreds of algorithms being used by the dating industry and we still don’t have a good public effectiveness benchmark that clearly shows that one matching system rises above the rest. How much longer […]
Has anyone seen a dating site that uses people’s real names? Lots of sites use Facebook data and then let people create an alias to hide their FB name – Thread.com was the first to do this, but I’ve never seen a dating site where my profile name was my real full name. YouTube is […]
Here’s How OkCupid Uses Math to Find Your Match.
And so another Valentine’s Day has come to pass. This year I did around 35 media interviews, actually a pretty light load this year. The sheer number of “relationship experts” who asked about guest-posting was unbelievable, probably around 50 people. 10 things dating sites won’t tell you. What does OKCupid want?: The mission of online-dating […]
Facebook’s Graph Search dating examples isn’t the only new dating game in town. Siri lags far behind in terms of quality of results, but it’s still fun to ask her to find you someone. What dating site is going to strike a deal with Apple to power dating via Siri?
It looks like some people are already getting live access to Facebook’s Graph Search. Of course there is a Tumblblog called Actual Facebook Graph Searches. Today’s entry was “Single women who live nearby and who are interested in men and like Getting Drunk.” Dating sites are lucky because many singles prefer to visit a single-purpose site that […]
Here’s another bit of thinking I did about Match and the social graph a while back. Some thoughts on Facebook’s social graph as it relates to Graph Search, and the surprising news that my match profile is partially viewable by anyone without having to log in (confirmed by 20 people just now). A while back, […]