Launches a New Evolution in the Aging Online Dating Industry

Share Article launches this week with a free, social twist to online dating. Software Engineer Jason Barton developed to utilize socially collaborative matchmaking, in which real people estimate the likelihood of a good match between singles looking for a selection of appropriate matches to choose from.

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Wikimatch is unique because it’s the only matchmaking site providing the unusual opportunity for single people to see how others see them., a new type of free online dating service that employs participation from real people, launches this week. Wikimatch is a first-of-its-kind online dating site that collectively puts matchmaking in the hands of other real people, offering dynamic and flexible insight into the likelihood of a match between two people.

The brainchild of Jason Barton, a San Diego software engineer with a BA in psychology, attracts people who like social collaboration and feedback. The site reflects Barton’s philosophical belief that people genuinely want to help each other and will benefit in a similar way to how they benefit from other socially created content, such as Wikipedia.

“Online dating or matchmaking sites haven’t evolved much in a long time,” Barton says. “Wikimatch is unique because it’s the only matchmaking site providing the unusual opportunity for single people to see how others see them.

“This may be the most intriguing aspect initially for people looking for a mate.”

Barton says that some people compare Wikimatch to because of the fun voting aspect. But Wikimatch takes the concept further by allowing people to give more meaningful and useful insight into people’s real and personal lives than Hotornot attempted to do.

When it came to launching Barton chose to concentrate on content, leaving the site’s appearance thin on visual appeal, which is a part of its charm. According to Barton, it’s the quality of the socially cooperative matchmaking formula that is most valuable to people.

Everyone is eligible to participate for free, single or not, by voting and offering their personal insight on the potential of a match between two singles.

Barton’s aim is to offer an evolution of the current two basic types of online dating and matchmaking sites, which are based on computer-generated matches or completely open member contact.

Matchmaking sites like eHarmony require lengthy personality questionnaires for computer software calculations, while open contact sites like simply provide the means for members to contact other members for any reason. Wikimatch adds a new alternative that abandons both computer software matching and random member contact. Instead, Wikimatch provides members with equal, evolving match results to select from, created by organic insight from real people who continuously participate.

Fixing the industry’s problem of pretty females getting flooded with unqualified messages, Wikimatch provides match cutoff scores over which members have control, determining who can and who can’t contact them. Also, a match can be blocked either temporarily or permanently.

Wikimatch is designed to organically adapt to the user’s life circumstances, desires, goals and outlook if they change during the course of their experience.

“Sometimes a personal bio needs tweaking along the line before it really reflects a person’s identity and goals accurately,” Barton says. “If it turns out that their match feedback is not what they expected, they can simply revamp their profile, and option to start over and let the statistical averages naturally rebuild.”

“Anybody, anywhere can drop in to the Wikimatch site from their tablet or smartphone and vote on matches,” Barton says. “It’s free, fun, and it joins a growing number of sites and ways for people to help one another.

“The belief in the power of people voluntarily helping each other is core to the Wikimatch model.”

For more information, visit the website, or call 951-595-7189,


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