A primary reason it failed was because it didn't engage in a multi-thousand dollar a day old-school advertising campaign (broken record here but your hot new site ain't going anywhere unless you are spending big advertising bucks). Its spammy, has millions of fake profiles, breaks all the rules, and rakes in the cash. Re: The Complete Me, pulling data from Facebook is Fun With API's and a cool project.
Finding psychologists and big data crunchers and behavioral gurus to makes sense of people's Likes and other verbs and how they relate to finding a mate is *really* difficult and nobody has even come close to figuring this out.
Hinge feels less sketchy because you get matched up with your Facebook friends' friends. Ok Cupid proved itself to be nothing but a barrage of unwanted and often gross messages.
I was completely surprised by the app I liked the most.
Love that they are bringing more dynamically-updated profiles to the game, something I have advocated for about six years now.
I'd rather have a Twitter update-style first paragraph in my profile, pulling in FB data like Triangulate did two years ago ($750k down the drain), showing that dynamic profiles are only half of the equation, if that.
There are plenty of other viable alternatives now as well, such as Coffee Meets Bagel and the AWESOME Bumble, which is very similar to Tinder, save for the fact that only ladies can instigate conversations.
Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Match, How About We, and Ok Cupid, filed to go public recently.The ones that fail try to be too clever, or rely on friends matching up friends, both of which lead to a quick demise.I hope someone retries the Thread model, which was almost perfect in terms of execution.As Facebook’s David Marcus said at the time: “Bots can provide anything from automated subscription content like weather and traffic updates, to customized communications like receipts, shipping notifications, and live automated messages all by interacting directly with the people who want to get them.” And the founders of Out Chat – a standalone dating app previously called Jeltee – have claimed to be the first to release a dating bot for the Facebook platform when they launched their bot on 12th June.The Out Chat matchmaking bot lets users create a profile and connect with nearby singles all within Facebook Messenger, without having to install the Out Chat app.The chat is limited to 24 hours, however, after which the conversation deletes – a feature designed to make singles go out on offline dates, instead of “chatting endlessly online”.