User Reviews For The Online Meat Market
from the been-there-done-that dept
Consumer reviews, like the ones found on Amazon, have proven to be a useful way for users to find and get opinions on books, DVDs, and electronics. So it’s no surprise that several companies want to extend the idea to potential dates. On these sites, which mainly seem to target women, users can point out which men on internet dating sites are actually married, or whose pictures don’t resemble the uglier reality. One problem is that these sites seem mainly focused on attacking people, as opposed to talking them up (seems there’s some selection bias at work here, good matches are more likely to stay together after dates). Maybe a site should borrow from the Epinions model, in which reviewers get paid if their recommendations lead to a connection — “BravesFan1254 was a great kisser, would have worked out if I hadn’t left for law school”.