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 alludes to vague plans to “verify” profiles, which could mean anything from “you have to Photoshop a picture halfway convincingly” to “you have to get an actual pretty girl to help with your scam”. Better is their offer to provide data, including how often users respond to messages and how often users meet with other users: When choosing to attach Stars to his message, Bob should receive information such as the number of unread messages in Alice’s queue, an internally calculated reply quality indicator, and confirmation on whether Alice’s account is verified. I have bots pretending to be pretty women try to friend me on Facebook something like once a week, even though I have no idea what their endgame is or how this results in them making money.If Luna gives a real incentive for the scam, they’re going to have to beat Facebook pretty handily if they want to succeed here.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.
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.
Another way to provide incentive for Luna to help achieve its users’ goals is to allow users to tip the platform after the achievement of Stage V in the completion of a successful date.
As described in 3.2.4, we intend to make feedback polls available after dates.
Case in point: Luna, which bills itself as blockchain-optimized dating.
They caught my attention by hiring Aella, previously featured on this blog for her adventures taking LSD megadoses weekly for a year.