Saturday, April 22, 2006

Google Calendar for sharing your Biorhythm and Horoscope.

The recent release of Google's web calendar immediately sparked numerous discussions on the web. However, the main advantage of the Google™ Calendar is not only "it's fast, slick, and stable", but the way it operates. Allowing users to create several calendars and share them with friends, partners, co-workers or the whole world if need be, is what makes Google™ Calendar beat their competitors: Yahoo and Microsoft.

We, at Compatti.com, are very excited to see the first web calendar which complements our philosophy - providing tools like personal biorhythms, horoscopes, compatibility analysis and even a fertility calendar to share with members of users' Social Circle™ or Google™ Calendar. More over, since Compatti® Horoscope and Biorhythm ToGo™ were developed for download using standards like iCal or vCal to Outlook™ or PDA it allowed us seamlessly import Biorhythm and Horoscope files to Google™ Calendar.

Most biorhythm calculators today use only the date of birth. Moreover, they do not convert the results to the local time of the individual. Consequently, the margin of error in calculating high, low and critical days could be up to two days. Compatti® Biorhythm ToGo™ uses not only day but also time and place of birth which calculates your personal biorhythm within a minute of accuracy. Also, taking into consideration your current location, it automatically converts biorhythm to your local time. When imported to Google™ Calendar, biorhythm provides users with accurate reminders of critical days and can display relevant events and products offered by Google™ for user's location, like maps or local search.

All events in Google™ Calendar by default are private. However, users can share some events, like biorhythm, with their friends or colleagues. Sharing biorhythm events could help a football team excel when physical cycle of their key players isn't critical, or avoid making important business decisions when one's intellectual cycle is low or keep emotions under control when they are running high.

Compatti.com also pioneered the new way to deliver personal horoscope to electronic calendars. Unlike newspaper generic horoscopes, Compatti® Horoscope ToGo™ offers up-to-the-minute accurate planetary aspects between celestial bodies like sun, moon or planets, with individual birth chart. Precisely calculated planetary aspects are converted to user's local time and can be displayed as events in Google™ Calendar. It also shows moon phases and indicates periods when mundane and personal moon is void of course.

The fertility calendar is another feature offered to couples who are planning to start a family. The accurately calculated biorhythm with fertility calendar, along with lunar phases, can greatly improve chances to naturally conceive a healthy baby. Having up-to-the-minute accurate biorhythms with fertility cycles for both partners in Google™ Calendar, Microsoft® Outlook™ or PDA, would not only simplify family planning but even help to predict the sex of a baby.

Compatti.com provides a simple way to download personalized Biorhythm, Horoscope or Fertility cycles to the Google™ Calendar.

After sign up with Compatti.com you'll be prompted to create your profile. Select the date as well as time and place of your birth. Indicating your current location would help to convert your calendar to a correct local time.

From My COMPATTI® page, click on Biorhythm or Horoscope and download it to your desktop in iCal format. Google™ Calendar can import iCal file from Settings tab "Import Calendar".

You could also invite your friends to join your private Social Circle™ and peek into their Biorhythm and Horoscope too.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Get pregnant the natural way

One cannot describe the pain and suffering when your beloved is trying to conceive a baby, just to discover every month after month that another opportunity has been missed without success. In a modern society when partners are starting families in their late 30s, the chances of conceiving a healthy child are greatly reduced. Age, health and stress associated with the pressure to conceive before it’s too late are a few of many factors facing modern parents. Knowing your biological and natural fertility cycles may remarkably improve your chances to get pregnant the natural way.

The natural fertility calendar, also known as lunar fertility, has been used since ancient Babylonian times. But only in the mid-1950’s did Dr. Eugene Jonas from Slovakia perform a comprehensive study about pregnancy, which was later confirmed in clinical conditions by Dr. Kurt Rechnitz in Hungary. Their study concluded that women have two fertility cycles: one is the traditional ovulation and the other is personal lunar cycle. The woman’s lunar cycle has more probability for conception and is easily predictable months in advance. Related studies also confirmed that men have similar fertility cycles when they produce a higher than usual amount of sperm.

The accurately calculated biorhythm and fertility calendar, along with lunar phases, can greatly improve your chances to naturally conceive a healthy baby without any drugs or costly artificial insemination like IVF. Having up-to-the-minute accurate biorhythms and fertility cycles, converted to the correct time zone, for yourself and your partner and downloaded to a personal electronic calendar, such as Microsoft® Outlook™, PDA or digital phone, would not only simplify your family planning but even help you to predict the sex of the baby.

Compatti.com offers a simple way to calculate and download your fertility cycle along with other biorhythms as part of the Biorhythm ToGo™ feature. Lunar fertility cycle is a biorhythmic cycle of about 29.5 days, which contains a short window of “high fertility”, when chances of conception are greater, and a “low fertility”, meaning conception is unlikely.

It takes two to make a baby. Therefore, it’s unfair to put all the pressure of conception on women alone. Men have similar lunar fertility cycles, when they produce higher than average amount of sperm. The time for conception should be determined by the men’s cycle as well as women’s. In our case, my wife conceived exactly on the day when my fertility cycle was 100%. Since my wife had kept records of her cycles and intercourse, we were able to reconstruct the exact time of conception and confirmed by doctor’s examination.

Although we would have been happy with either sex, my wife was overjoyed to learn her baby was a girl. With our new fertility calendar, couples can now forecast the sex of their baby by combining their fertility cycle with Horoscope ToGo™. While this technique is not 100% reliable, as no one can predict how long the sperm will take to actually fertilize the egg after the intercourse, couples may still schedule their “love making” when the moon just enters the new zodiac sign. When the moon enters the masculine sign of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius, the baby will most likely be a boy. Otherwise, when the moon enters feminine signs of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces, the baby will most likely be a girl.

The effect of the moon on pregnancy was also researched by scientists in the USA. There is even a patent #6,497,718, which describes a method of how to facilitate ovulation by simulating lunar cycles with a special night light.
If you are trying to conceive a child the natural way, here are few simple steps to follow:

  1. Determine you and your partner’s fertility cycle. You can download them from Compatti.com with Biorhythm ToGo™.
  2. If you are concerned about sex of the baby, download Horoscope ToGo™. This tool includes moon phases and its movement through the zodiac with baby sex indicators.
  3. Plan a suitable time of conception. The ideal time is when:
  • Woman's fertility cycle reaches maximum - 100%.
  • Man's fertility cycle reaches maximum - 100% and coincides with woman's ovulation period or lunar fertility cycle.
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual (mental) biorhythm cycles are not moving through critical times.

The suggested natural method does not require any drugs and can be planned months in advance. However, make sure that neither of you have a medical condition which can interfere with fertilization or pregnancy. Consult with your doctor. Of course, you could always spend thousands of dollars on other remedies like absolutely unnatural in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but first, try this natural fertility calendar for at least 6 months.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Accurate Biorhythm ToGo(SM) with fertility calendar.

Was January 24 really the most depressing day of the year? It certainly was not in our social circle. The days of depression or happiness, laziness or activity, and even fertility are very individual and can be foreseen through your accurately calculated personal biorhythms.

Compatti.com releases a new Biorhythm ToGo(SM) - the accurately calculated biorhythm and fertility cycles for personal electronic calendars, such as Microsoft® Outlook™, PDA or digital phone. Having accurate biorhythms, converted to the correct time zone, for yourself, your friends or partners in digital calendar format will greatly improve your planning for work, social activities, and even romantic endeavors and relationships.

Research into human biorhythms originated at the turn of the 19th century. Originally, biorhythms were identified as a 23-day cycle related to physical vitality (P-cycle), a 28-day cycle that corresponds to emotional outlook (E-cycle) and a 33-day cognitive or intellectual cycle (I-cycle). There are "critical” times for each of the PEI cycles when a cycle reaches the median or 50%. Studies showed that humans will lack endurance and energy on critical days of their P cycle, and are more likely to have accidents or make poor decisions on critical days of their E and I cycles.

Since the mid -1950’s, several theories of fertility have emerged based on the cyclical rhythms. Fertility is loosely defined as the ability of women to conceive offspring, but of course the likelihood of conception depends greatly on the time of the month or cycle. The fertility cycle is another biorhythmic cycle of about 29.5 days, which contains a short window of “high fertility” when chances of conception are greater, and a “low fertility”, meaning conception is unlikely. Later studies confirmed that men have similar fertility cycles when they produce more than a normal amount of sperm.

Biorhythm usage has gained wide popularity in sports, health care and public transportation. For instance, the biorhythm is widely used in Europe and Japan to make sure that drivers of public transportation vehicles and airline pilots do not work on days on which their E and I cycles are in a critical period. Likewise it has been found that key "upsets" in sporting events have occurred when the expected winner was experiencing a critical day in P cycle.

Most biorhythm calculators today use only the date of birth. More over, they do not convert the results to the local time of the individual. Consequently, the margin of error in calculating high, low and critical days could be up to two days.

For example, if one person is born just one minute after midnight and the second person just one minute before the midnight on the same day, both of them would have identical biorhythms, even though their birthdays are almost one day apart. However, the other pair of people who are born just one minute before the midnight and one minute after the midnight of the next day would have different biorhythms by one day even though they are born just 2 minutes apart.

If the second person, who was born one minute before the midnight on December 20, 2005 in California, and later moved to Australia would show critical Physical cycle on January 23, 2006 when using conventional biorhythm calculators. In reality, the correct critical time for the second person was in the morning of January 25th in Australia and the first person’s was at noon on January 23rd in California .

In today’s world, when people are frequently moving across countries and continents, knowing accurate biorhythm becomes essential for personal planning as well as mastering your relationships with friends, partners and co-workers. The new Compatti.com Biorhythm ToGo(SM) offers not only accurate biorhythm calculations by using time and place in addition to the date of birth, but also converts biorhythm to the local time zone of the user. With Compatti.com Biorhythm ToGo(SM) you could not only have your own biorhythm but also access to the biorhythms of your friends and partners.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Is Your Date "Marriage Material"?

Find out with C. G. Jung’s Synchronicity Marriage Test at Compatti.com

This marriage test was based on research by Swiss psychologist Carl G. Jung. His archetypes were the foundation of the Myers - Briggs personality test (MBTI®). In 1952 he published his astrology experiment with 483 married couples' birth charts, titled Synchronicity. He found significant correlation of some astrological aspects, which even since Ptolemy were considered as marriage indicators. The idea of Synchronicity was first influenced on Jung by the Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and in 1952 confirmed in a related study by another physicist and Nobel Laureate, Wolfgang Pauli.

However, Jung's astrological research of marriages along with the wealth of knowledge gained for over 2,000 years by scholars of astrology like Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler and Newton, was largely ignored by the booming online dating market.

Before users became more discerning, online dating reached its peak in 2004, selling nearly half a billion dollars worth of services in US alone. Today the majority of users are still dissatisfied with the quality of matches, experiencing at best the "blind date" phenomena, just on a world wide web. Some dating sites employ various psychological personality tests. Many of them are based on Myers-Briggs personality test. However, the results are still highly unreliable.

In an attempt to shortlist the hundreds of possible matches for frustrated online dating users Compatti.com employed a reliable tool based on Jung's astrological marriage indicators. The subject of Astrology is not new to people. Practically everybody knows their zodiac sign from newsprint horoscopes. However, only few realize that these horoscopes are mere entertainment or at best advertising for a professional astrologer. A complete birth chart on the other hand can be a powerful tool for revealing your personality and used for compatibility assessments between partners. Even modern day scientists like Nobel Laureate, Dr. Kary B. Mullis conclude: "A horoscope that accurately reflects your personality can be cast by a computer if you give it the correct birth data".

Jung's Synchronicity marriage indicators are provided in addition to the existing Compatti® Match feature. The popularity and simplicity of this approach are quite apparent. Since users must answer only 3 questions: date, time and place of birth, the retest reliability of this test is higher than any online psychological tests. Since the 1960s, almost all states in the US, and even earlier in some European countries and Canada, were recording birth times, making accurate marriage test available for the majority of people today.

Some of the well-known couples like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip show up on Compatti® Match results with distinct indicators for longevity of the marriage.

The release of Compatti® Match with Jung's Synchronicity Marriage Indicators pursues a dual purpose. First, it provides a simple, but reliable, way for online dating users to narrow their search for suitable candidates in a long-term relationship. Second, Compatti.com is continuing to test and validate results, initially described by C. G. Jung in Synchronicity with much larger batch than 483 pairs of marriages. Any married couples who would like to participate in this research please, signup with Compatti.com and follow the instructions.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Online Dating : Doomsday or Rebirth?

Celebrating five years of Compatti.com, we’ve looked back at our founding values in light of the once-booming online dating industry.

Online dating reached its peak in 2004, selling nearly a half-billion dollars worth of services in US alone1. However, the initial euphoria of the first decade resulted in poor quality dating experiences, ranging from misrepresented age and exaggerated personality to the “blind date” phenomena, just on a world wide scale.

The promise of finding Ms. or Mr. Right fundamentally contradicts financial motivation of dating industry. Even the name of the industry itself - “dating” exactly describes its objective – to keep you single, in the dating game - forever! Losing a $20 per month subscriber to the cupid does not benefit the dating business at all. When we approached one of the largest dating companies with an offer to improve their search for partners with Compatti.com technology the answer was fairly blunt: “We don’t want them to find their match. The longer they date the better off we are”.

But what makes Compatti.com any better? The focus on a relationship and its longevity. Right from inception of Compatti.com we believed in a relationship-focused service. Yes, searching for a date, friend or partner is the first step towards a relationship. However, Compatti.com is geared more towards providing ongoing relationships advice on how to improve and nurture your current or new relationship through its entire life. Our business is beneficial for as long as your relationship lasts. Therefore, saying that Compatti.com is just another online dating site is like saying that Britney Spears is just a fragrance producer.

The desire of singles to find their match in a fruitful relationship is evident by over 33 million hits on Google for the keywords “relationship” and “match”. Some dating sites, responding to the lack of relationship quality online, ventured into various psychological personality tests, claiming to find you a “perfect match”. However, have you ever questioned the reliability of these online self-assessment tests? Practically none of them publish their online retest reliability data, for obvious reasons. Those who do, like the True LLC 120 page manual, clearly confirms the retest reliability of online self-assessed psychological tests is very low [on page 47 the average retest reliability from all Factors for a person is 0.44. Since matching involves tests from two people the resulted reliability is a multiple of individual retest reliabilities 0.44 * 0.44 = 0.19 or 19%]. For every 1 match on eHarmony that actually resulted in marriage, there were 999 “compatible” matches that did not.”2 Maybe this is why Match .com has quietly abandoned their personality test.

How could these online personality tests be reliable? Think about how differently you could answer those “psychological” questions based on their context or your mood. Take the same test again in a few months. Your answers most likely will be different. Moreover, even if they were reliable tests, all they could tap into is your conscious mind, leaving feelings, chemistry and the entire unconscious world unexplored. True love comes from your heart, not from your head!

Most of the modern psychological compatibility tests have evolved through clinical research by marriage counselors. Many of them are based on well-respected psychological test - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - MBTI®. Its guideline clearly says “your MBTI results should be given to you as part of a one-on-one … session…” with a professionally trained practitioner, but not self-administered online or elsewhere. The published retest reliability of MBTI® is 0.75 (only 3 out of every 4 tests are repeatable and reliable). The reliability for matching 2 people is 0.75 * 0.75 = 0.56 or 56%. If the test, upon which rely many modern psychological personality tests, gives us just over a 50% chance of finding a compatible partner how could “online psychologists” claim they found “the formula of love”?

Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Briggs (ironically, not psychologists by education) developed MBTI® based on archetypes described by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung. He also used Astrology in his practice:

“As I am a psychologist I’m chiefly interested in the particular light the horoscope sheds on certain complications in the character. In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle. I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand. From such experiences I formed the opinion that astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call ‘projected’ – this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations.”3

Evidently the roots of MBTI® traced back to Astrology. “How can somebody call himself a student of human behavior … without at least studying astrology? …psychology is practiced by a bunch of well-paid incompetents. They can't fix a broken heart.” - says Nobel Laureate, Dr. Kary B. Mullis. The 1995 Consumer Reports study also shows a low level of approval for psychologists in the profession of marriage counseling: “Those who consulted a marriage counselor were less likely to feel they'd been helped .

A horoscope that accurately reflects your personality can be cast by a computer if you give it the correct birth data says Dr. Kary B. Mullis. If individual personality can be cast from date, time and place of birth, this could be a retest reliable online compatibility test. When Carl Jung analyzed astrological birth charts of 483 married couples (described as “Synchronicity”4) he found a significant correlation of some astrological aspects in marriage. He concludes“… the psychological interpretation of horoscopes is still a very uncertain matter, there is nevertheless some prospect today of causal explanation in conformity with natural law. Consequently, we are no longer justified in describing astrology as a mantic method. Astrology is in the process of becoming a science.”5

This is why Compatti.com uses only reliable online techniques such as biorhythm and astrology, evaluating detailed individual horoscopes and not just the zodiac sun signs. Clearly, since our users have to answer only 3 questions: date, time and place of birth, the retest reliability is higher than any online psychological tests. Your birthday, time and place do not change at a later retest. Since the 1960s, almost all states in the US, and even earlier in some European countries, were recording birth times, making accurate astrological personality assessment available for the majority of people today. We are not opposed to psychological tests. But, we don’t feel it is ethical deceiving singles with unreliable self-administered tests online.

Then what is the future for online dating? Will it still keep fooling masses of singles with promise of a relationship which they can’t or don’t want to deliver? Will it still be losing online audiences to even more obscure off-line speed dating or the like? Or, will they realize that the only way to save the online business is to offer services beyond simple dating? I believe that the future of online dating is in its evolution towards the business of creating and nurturing the whole relationship. Initial introduction of compatible partners can be achieved online through reliable tests such as relationship astrology. It should be also complemented with off-line, one-on-one consultations with psychological, marital and astrological practitioners.



1 Jupiter Research
2 Whitepaper “ CONSUMERS ARE HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT ONLINE DATING” © Copyright 2005 weAttract.com, Inc.
3 Roderick Main. Encountering Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997), p. 81.
4 C.G. Jung, “Synchronicity”,1951, ISBN: 0691017948 – 1973, p. 43-68
5 C.G. Jung, “Synchronicity”,1951, ISBN: 0691017948 – 1973, p. 112

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Symmetricity in Human Compatibility

After analyzing the compatibility results of 156,334 unique pairs of Compatti.com users we found very profound symmetricity in distribution of the compatibility scores. The research showed that:
- Most of us (over 70% of pairs) are capable of living in harmony with each other.
- Each of us could be in relationships with an equal number of others at the same level of compatibility.
- The chances of meeting highly compatible as well as highly incompatible people are 1 out of 10.

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