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Match.com to use facial recognition to help find people that look like your ex

By Shawn Knight
Jun 17, 2014
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  1. Over the years, online dating sites have managed to shed the early stigma of being reserved for creeps and the socially awkward. For those that aren't into the bar scene, enrolled in college or would rather screen potential mates before...

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  2. Wow, I feel like this defeats the purpose...
     
  3. That would be cool If your new GF looks a like and a little better than your ex. Show your ex your upgrade
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,453   +565

    And then your ex finds out you found Version 2.0 on a dating website and promptly laughs herself into tears.
     
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  5. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Booster Posts: 243   +47

    Its not really "a person that looks like your ex", its just you are drawn to a certain type of person, whether it be dark hair, or blonder hair. Skinny face, round face. Big cheek bones, small cheek bones. Like it or not, your ex falls in your taste-range and is calculable.
     
  6. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105

    If I wanted to date a new version of my ex, I'd date my ex.
     
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  7. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Enthusiast Posts: 225   +20

    LOL
     
  8. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    Fixed that for you. :)
    I don't want to date another woman who looks like my ex.
     
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  9. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    $10,000 per year.... Thats like trying to get someone to pay $10,000 a year to use facebook... actually its the EXACT same thing....
     
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  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,212   +776

    And you find yourself stuck with a clone when you could've had the original.
     
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  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,212   +776

    This looks like it has all the hallmarks of a racket or scam to me but as the saying goes, different strokes... and if they're willing buy into it I guess they believe money can buy you love.
     
     
  12. Hmm, failed first time, may as well get a clone.
     
  13. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +17

    Perfect for those of you that just can't let go of that look that no longer wanted anything to do with you. Just plain creepy.
     
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  14. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,453   +565

    I think most of us understand that. People like the attributes they like, but the way they've advertised it here is rather ridiculous.

    Can't let go of a look? I think you've missed the point of their system. If you change your physical preferences on the basis of a bad relationship, you've got deeper issues.

    The real problem is that it only matches facial attributes. Last I checked, those things come attached to bodies. If they can't match preferred facial attributes to preferred body attributes, the system is just broken, I tell you, broken!
     
  15. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Wow this a boatload of creepy.
     
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  16. ^ ditto, The first thing I want to do is be reminded of my ex every time I see them.
     
  17. Gamesinner

    Gamesinner TS Rookie Posts: 81

    I met my wife on Match and we've been married two years. I had a lot of fun dating several women I met on match. It was like a buffet of ***.
     
  18. OR your twins fantasy could true , your "ex" and your "new"
     
  19. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +17

    I understood their point, my coment was meant to be taken in a comical sort of way ))
     


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