Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners' Personality and Similarity - INTERNET DATING SCIENCE

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Fernando Ardenghi

That paper is a big punch to Behavioural Recommender Systems.

Also the United States boasts one of the highest divorce rates in the world, according to Popenoe & Whitehead (2010), who report that 40% of first marriages, 60% of second marriages and 73% of third marriages result in divorce. Research predicts that only 25% of couples will remain happily married after only ten years of marriage (Popenoe & Whitehead, 2010).

Latest Research in Theories of Romantic Relationships Development shows: compatibility is all about a high level on personality* similarity* between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment?
*personality measured with a normative test.
*similarity: there are different ways to calculate similarity, it depends on how mathematically is defined.

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar test) to assess personality of its members.
Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry
All other proposals are .............. NOISE

Lynn

Compatible or complementary differences are often more important than similar personality types. An introvert is often more comfortable dating an extrovert, for example, because it takes the pressure off of him or her in social situations. Additionally, Dr. John Kappas published a book called "Relationship Strategies" which describes patterns of chemistry and attraction of complementary opposites, and the ways those relationships sometimes come to a crisis and how therapists can help couples overcome these crises in their relationships, in order to prevent divorce.

Barb Elgin, LCSW

Ahhh...this study has unearthed again the often-discussed similarity vs. complementary hypotheses here on this site. I like the irony of the above findings. Much like Match's findings that what singles say they want while on their site doesn't match what they do there...so, in this world of 'chaos' what IS a matchmaking and/or dating expert to do in terms of advising? We ourselves are often confused. Lyn - is Kappas' work based on any credible research? I still like to refer back to Dr. Jim Houran's work with True and the TCT. Has anything come along that's any better? If so, I'd love to know.

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That paper is a big punch to Behavioural Recommender Systems.

Also the United States boasts one of the highest divorce rates in the world, according to Popenoe Whitehead (2010), who report that 40% of first marriages, 60% of second marriages and 73% of third marriages result in divorce. Research predicts that only 25% of couples will remain happily married after only ten years of marriage (Popenoe Whitehead, 2010).

Latest Research in Theories of Romantic Relationships Development shows: compatibility is all about a high level on personality* similarity* between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment?
*personality measured with a normative test.
*similarity: there are different ways to calculate similarity, it depends on how mathematically is defined.

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar test) to assess personality of its members.
Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry
All other proposals are .............. NOISE
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