Fernando Ardenghi thinks behavioral matching on dating sites doesn’t work. To support his argument he’s put together a list of academic papers supporting his belief that the dating industry needs to implement the 16PF5 Questionnaire instead.

A few weeks ago I went to Dallas to spend some time with Match.com. During my visit I got to spend an hour with the brains behind Match.com’s recommendation system. After seeing what they have been up to and the behavioral matching that has been baked into the site, I came away impressed. I’ll have more on this in upcoming posts.

What do you think matches people more effectively, a modern personality test or behavioral recommendation system, a blend of both or something completely different?

1- “Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? A Differential Approach to Similarity Effects in the Association Between Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction in Intimate Relationships” 2011
Katrin Furler & Veronica Gomez.
2- “Personality similarity between self, partner and parents” 2011
Dick P. H. Barelds & Pieternel Dijkstra.
3- “An assessment of positive illusions of the physical attractiveness of romantic partners” 2011
Dick P. H. Barelds, Pieternel Dijkstra, Namkje Koudenburg and Viren Swami.
4- “Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners’ Personality and Similarity” 2010
Pieternel Dijkstra / Dick P. H. Barelds.
5- “Personality similarity, perceptual accuracy, and relationship satisfaction in dating and married couples” 2011
Mieke Decuyper, Marleen De Bolle and Filip De Fruyt.
6- “Goal Complementarity in Intimate Relationships: Is Couples’ Perception of Acting in Concert Positively Related to Subjective Well-Being?” 2011
Karin Stadler & Veronica Gomez.
7- “It’s that time of the month: The effects of hormonal shifts on female mate value, depressive symptomology, and short term mating orientation.” 2011
Heather Adams and Victor Luévano.
8- “The Relations Between Actual and Perceived Similarity in Personality” 2011
Jessica Wortan & Dustin Wood.
9- “Similarity predicts relationship satisfaction in Brazil” 2011
Erina Lee, Gian Gonzaga.
10- “Assortative mating, convergence, and satisfaction in married couples” 2010
Gian Gonzaga, Steve Carter and J. Galen BuckWalter.
11- “Predicting relationship and life satisfaction from personality in nationally representative samples from three countries: the relative importance of actor, partner, and similarity effects.” 2010
Portia Dyrenforth et al.
12- “Why Mate Choices are not as Reciprocal as we Assume: The Role of Personality, Flirting and Physical Attractiveness” 2010
Lars Penke, et al.
13- “What lies beneath: The linguistic traces of deception in online dating profiles. Journal of Communication.” 2010
Toma, C. & Hancock, J.T.
14- “Genetic and environmental influences on personality trait stability and growth during the transition to adulthood: A three wave longitudinal study.” 2010
Hopwood, C.J., Donnellan, M.B., Blonigen, D.M., Krueger, R.F., McGue, M., Iacono, W.G., & Burt, S.A.
15- “Is spousal similarity for personality a matter of convergence or selection?” 2010
Mikhila N. Humbad, M. Brent Donnellan, William G. Iacono et al.
16- “From Dating to Mating and Relating: Predictors of Initial and Long-Term Outcomes of Speed-Dating in a Community Sample” 2010
Lars Penke, et al.
17- “The attraction–similarity model and dating couples: Projection, perceived similarity, and psychological benefits” 2010
Marian M. Morry, Mie Kito and Lindsey Ortiz.
18- “Personality influences on marital satisfaction: Integrating the empirical evidence using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) model” 2009
Charania & Ickes.
19- “Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?” 2009
Alvergne & Lummaa.
20- “Human oestrus” 2008
Gangestad & Thornhill
21- “Only the congruent survive – Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences” 2008
Rammstedt & Schupp.
22- “Personality trait change in adulthood.” 2008
Roberts, B. W. & Mroczek, D.
23- “Do People Know What They Want: A Similar or Complementary Partner?” 2008
Dick P. H. Barelds & Pieternel Dijkstra.
24- “Personality Trait Similarity Between Spouses in Four Cultures” 2008
McCrae, Martin, Hrebícková, Urbánek, Boomsma et al.
25- “Love at first sight or friends first? Ties among partner personality trait similarity, relationship onset, relationship quality, and love” 2007
Dick P. H. Barelds & Pieternel Dijkstra.
26- “Preferences for symmetry in faces change across the menstrual cycle.” 2007
Little, A. C., Jones, B. C., Burt, D. M. & Perrett, D. I.
27- “Assortative mating for perceived facial personality traits. Personality and Individual” 2006
Little, AC, Burt, DM & Perrett, DI.
28- “The ideal romantic partner personality” 2006
Figueredo, Sefcek & Jones.
29- “Social Structure and Personality Assortment Among Married Couples” 2006
Bekkers, van Aken & Denissen.
30- “A New Method for Dimensionality Reduction using K-Means Clustering Algorithm for High Dimensional Data Set” International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887) Volume 13– No.7, January 2011
31- “Addressing the new user problem with a personality based user similarity measure” 2010
Marko Tkalcic, Matevz Kunaver, Andrej Kosir, Jurij Tasic
32- “Towards to Psychological-based Recommenders Systems: A survey on Recommender Systems” 2010
Maria Augusta Nunes
33- “Design and User Issues in Personality-based Recommender Systems” 2010
Rong Hu

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