Pushing up roses dating
More promising than any individual claim they make about how they’re going to fix things, is their claim that they’re incentivized to fix them.
OKCupid famously wrote about Why You Should Never Pay For Online Dating, the answer being that it incentivizes dating sites to keep you single – after all, the longer you’re single, the longer you’ll keeping spending money on dating sites.
Fees which comprise Luna’s revenue only occur in the case of successful communication.
As described in 3.1, when a user receives and reads a message boosted with Stars, they also receive the Stars used to boost that message.
Luna’s last major promise is to use cutting-edge machine-learning techniques to come up with a good match algorithm: Despite significant technological advances in information processing, storage, and retrieval, online dating has yet to optimally integrate machine learning for the user’s benefit.
As this is a voluntary option, it should have no effect on user feedback.
Also, really good information about preferences in exchange for a biased system that favors the wealthy has been the deal Capitalism has been offering since Adam Smith first put quill to paper; it seems kind of weird to back out now.
A more practical issue: how long before someone finds a photo of a supermodel, limits their profile to “I AM A NYMPHOMANIAC”, and watches everyone trip over themselves to send paid messages?
Luna intends to take a small fee for this transaction, but only if the recipient responds to the message within a window of a number of days yet to be determined.
If the recipient does not respond, or only responds after more than this number of days, this fee will be re-paid to the sender.