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Epinions + Match.com Redux

David Easter visited my office the other day, after I posted my previous entry on combining Epinions and Match.com.

So, Epinions plus Match.com? With Epinions, when you try something and like it, you want to share what you've found with others...
Point taken -- the tendency could be toward negative reviews, whether legitimate in origin or not. However, it seems to me that if one meets someone online and is in the midst of some sort of relationship with them -- whether purely online or in the physical world as well -- then they would be motivated to write well of the person. Returning later to write a negative review would seem suspicious to readers.

I suspect that checks and balances -- as with eBay's rating systems -- could be devised to help deal with the situation and make the idea viable.

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