With Facial Recognition Partnership, Match.com Users Can Find Dates Based on Exes

Pic: Jiri Hodan (PD)

Pic: Jiri Hodan (PD)

For a cool $5K, a matchmaking service will find you a new mate who looks like your ex.

“People have a type and it’s not necessarily about height or race or hair color, but a lot of it is about face shape,” Talia Goldstein, the founder of Three Day Rule, told Mashable.

But the option comes with a price: Three Day Rule’s premium service costs $5,000 for a six-month package. This user base is typically a small demographic of high-end clients who don’t have time to find dates. Premium members are assigned professional matchmakers, who coach the client, meet with them, get to know their preferences and even go on pre-dates with potential mates as to not waste the member’s time. (The matches come directly from both Match and Three Day Rule’s database or the matchmaker’s personal network.)

Now, the matchmakers will ask for pictures of premium member’s ex-girlfriends or boyfriends to gauge the face shape its clients like most from those databases and networks.

“I’ve noticed over my years in matchmaking that people have types,” Goldstein said. “I always ask my clients to send me photos of their exes. They say that they don’t have a type, but when I see the photos, to me they look very similar. The ex’s may be different ethnicities, or have different hair color, but their facial structures are the same.”

via With Facial Recognition Partnership, Match.com Users Can Find Dates Based on Exes.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    I like that idear–NSA administering a matchmaking site.

    • InfvoCuernos

      Yup, it totally sounds like someone is collecting data on known associates. – “can we get some photos of former girlfriends so we can feed them into facial recognition software?” -nope.

      • Number1Framer

        Maybe they got fired from the NSA for ex-stalking then sold the idea to the matchmaking service. Gotta make up for that lost pension somehow…

        • InfvoCuernos

          Ya, the scariest thing about the NSA is that it seems like they have a hard time letting go…

  • InfvoCuernos

    .. or you could just cut out the exs all together and give them a picture of your mother.
    I like how they make it sound like they’re doing you a favor looking for people like your ex.

  • Rhoid Rager

    Not enough time to find a mate = I don’t give a shit about anything but my career, so you’ll be lucky to see me when we’re ‘partners’
    This facial recognition ‘love’ service package likely also includes couples’ counselling services and crisis interventions–it’s the fine print at the bottom of the Web page.

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    ÿ say we adopt the Japanese™ example and legalize digital avatars marriage

    easier to program an algorithm
    than it is a meatbag℠

    also, an ethical solution to the Idiocracy Principle®