eharmony CEO “Skeptical” of DNA Dating

In a new interview, eharmony CEO Grant Langston has spoken about the benefits of artificial intelligence in online dating and the future of his service under Parship Elite Group.

The German dating organisation, which oversees platforms such as Parship and Elite Partner, took 100% ownership of eharmony in a deal worth $85 million.

Langston told Thrive Global the two companies are just focused on joining together at the moment, and it could be at least a year before all the changes are made and they start working on new projects.

He also discussed how AI can benefit online dating companies by making more accurate and effective matches, as long as users feel safe.

eharmony is currently working to develop an anti-ghosting chatbot that will analyse members’ profiles, and suggest potential conversation topics if an interaction appears to have broken down.

On the possibility of a potential breakthrough in DNA dating sites, Langston explained to Thrive Global: “While I’ve seen presentations on the integration of DNA matching into an online dating setting – I’m skeptical of people’s willingness to provide samples.”

Founder of DNA Romance Dr. Timothy Sexton wrote a guest post for GDI recently, explaining why he believes DNA dating has massive potential. It considers three forms of human attraction.

Read the full interview here.

Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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