Online dating and matchmaking system
gets a cut from each customer at Three Day Rule, says Sam Yagan, CEO of the Match Group, which oversees Three Day Rule founder Talia Goldstein says Match approached her company last fall.
Three Day Rule — whose handful of matchmakers serve New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco — plans to add more matchmakers and the cities of Dallas, Boston and Washington by the end of the year.
"We also take historical data into account, as well as distance — people in Dallas are more inclined to date someone far away than someone in Manhattan, who might not want to date someone who lives in Queens," Thombre said.
And it's only going to get more sophisticated from here — in fact, has its sights set on using facial recognition technology to allow users in the future to highlight the features they are most attracted to.
This will help the company provide matches most in tune with their preferences. With more than 1.9 million paid subscribers, Match.com's data pool has been increasing for the past 18 years.
It is the largest dating site in the world and according to the company, has brought more people together than any of the platforms on the web.
Between them, they own the industry, and where do they go from there? "They have two problems — a limited number of people left to reach and a limited price point."Matchmaking has exploded in the past few years.
Reality TV series such as Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker and other copycats have targeted the professional who has plenty of money but not enough time to hunt for a relationship. Traditional dating sites, which have millions of daters, haven't tried to reach this profitable market until now.
One month as a Match member costs about $35; at e Harmony, it's $59.95.