Match Stock Burned As Facebook Unveils Dating Feature

Forget being 'Amazon-ed', Match was just 'Zuck-ed' as the CEO announced that Facebook is rolling out a new dating feature.

Facebook explains that “potential matches will be recommended based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends.

They’ll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events.”

Match is now down almost 20% - it's largest drop ever - as investors question the dating-app's viability in the face of an opt-in Facebook feature designed around dating and building long-term relationships on its social platform.

"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just hook-ups,"

Besides, who knows you better than Facebook?

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???ö? Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

Fuckerberg started Fuckbook as a "Hot or Not" online voting booth for all the low EQ misogynist Harvard jack-offs.

Wonder how many women were depressed and suicidal over THAT and the other nasty juvenile antics of this POS, can't-get-laid sociopath and his zombie band of pee-wee 4-chan hackers.

NoDebt Joe Davola Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:14 Permalink

"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just hook-ups"

Yes, because nothing says "relationship success" to me like a billion narcissists droning on endlessly about themselves and their daily activities building deep and lasting relationships with each other.

I know.  I know.  I'm the only one who thinks this.

 

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wetwipe JBLight Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:10 Permalink

Just when I thought I couldn't hate FB anymore... 

How long before they're scanning your profile for 'pre-crime tendencies' and selling your data to the police so that they can hit their targets for this or that.....

FUCK THIS SHIT

We live in truly hellish times.... Thank god for my support group on FaceBook.

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RAT005 Irrational number Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:20 Permalink

I'm sure the proportion of people soliciting on social media is different in different communities.  If solicitors are walking the sidewalk in heels and mini-skirt, is everyone prohibited from walking the sidewalk?  If the cops get pressure about solicitors they go there undercover and trap people in a sting to clean up that block.  So they could contact the social media solicitors with a similar sting.  Plus consider how social media has already organized itself by community.  If there is a lot of social media soliciting in one community, that community could shut it down.  Another community with no problems can keep going.

My point is free social media like Craigslist were just criminalized and forced to shut down their nation wide networking.  I get a creepy feeling that the Federal (not local!) gov. got involved for some creepy screw-us reason.

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any_mouse NoDebt Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:58 Permalink

Because everyone is so into nuclear family values and everyone has attention spans lasting decades.

The day electronic communications cease globally, will be the day we can take control of and responsibility for our lives.

From the Hebrew mythology, the story of the Tower of Babel might appear to have relevance to the Internet as a virtual tower uniting mankind.

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FireBrander e_goldstein Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:39 Permalink

Facebook tried to take on eBay and Craigslist with its buy\sell Marketplace; what a freaking disaster.

It's been running for over a year and it's still a huge mess that's really a pain in the ass more than it is useful.

IF you can even access the marketplace, the search\sort tool is a joke; hard to believe the y employ such terrible novice programmers.

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FireBrander FireBrander Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:51 Permalink

The only way any dating site can succeed is if they get women to buy into it.

sign up a million guys on a dating site and you've got a million desperate guys.

Sign up a million women and now you've got 10 million guys rushing in...

It will be interesting to see what "tools" are available for users. Can you exclude by skin color, body weight, height? 

Or is Facebook going to decide what's best for you?

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Low-Withers ???ö? Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:12 Permalink

Match will soon be dead.

Didn’t have the vision to implement enough personal data mining tools.

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For a small fee we will assist you in obtaining personal relationship reparations.

 

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ne14truth milo_hoffman Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:48 Permalink

If you have no fakebook then what they know about you is most likely all truth. Better to create a fakebook account with your real name and info and then give it fake info all day....I am a man who has very bad periods, bloody and messy as hell....write about how broke you are financially and emotionally.....write anything but truth. In this way they cannot figure out what is your truth, and the more things you can create that conflict with each other the more messed up they will be. This is how your Gov. keeps you confused, use it against them.

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Downtoolong Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:15 Permalink

How is this different than what Facebook has primarily been about from the beginning?

It seems like a rebranding attempt under a more “socially correct” image for the hundreds of millions who were duped to “Lean In”, but, failed to close the deal the first time.

In other words, a Facebook application of the first rule of being a money grabbing scumbag;

always claim the moral high ground for everything you do.   

Downtoolong hsun85 Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:46 Permalink

Most people have already maxed out on their online activity, especially in regions of the world where social media is available.

So, it’s now all about grabbing market share from others.

I give it three years before Facebook gets into porn. How else are they going to sell enough VR and AR viewers at $1000+ each? They’ll have to do it very quietly under a different brand (to save Face), in which case, for all we know  it may have already happened.

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cheech_wizard Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:31 Permalink

Do they have a section for women whose thighs rub together?

Standard Disclaimer: Captain Peleg asks Queequeg if he's ever harpooned a whale. Queequeg takes his harpoon, points at a small spot of tar in the water, and throws the harpoon so that he hits the spot exactly.

everything1 Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:45 Permalink

If I can connect with foreign girls then yeah, American girls uhh, no more, no thanks.  And, haha, I don't want to bring her here, hell no, I want to expatriate to her country.