In this way, rather than recreating disparities which exist between the goals of current dating platforms and their users, Luna’s financial incentives and user goals will coincide.I can imagine all sorts of horrible misalignments between maximizing-number-of-responded-to-messages and maximizing user satisfaction, but for now I’ll just admit this seems nice and I appreciate the effort.Once users have rated their experience, Luna will then allow them to choose whether to leave a tip of their choice in the form of Stars.As this is a voluntary option, it should have no effect on user feedback.Fees which comprise Luna’s revenue only occur in the case of successful communication.As described in 3.1, when a user receives and reads a message boosted with Stars, they also receive the Stars used to boost that message.
Users who want to catch someone else’s attention can bid the local cryptocurrency, Stars, to get their message to the top of another user’s queue; all Stars spent in this way go to the user receiving the message.
The number of Stars transferred to the recipient, however, will remain the same, whether they respond to the message or not.
In this way Luna’s financial incentives will be aligned with users’ goals at Stage IV in the exchanging of messages. Possibility of tipping in case of successful offline dates.
Also, really good information about preferences in exchange for a biased system that favors the wealthy has been the deal Capitalism has been offering since Adam Smith first put quill to paper; it seems kind of weird to back out now.
A more practical issue: how long before someone finds a photo of a supermodel, limits their profile to “I AM A NYMPHOMANIAC”, and watches everyone trip over themselves to send paid messages?