Here are some of the questions we were asked about the first version of the website. We have also added some questions (see if you can spot them) that we think could be asked. If you have a question, please feel free to contact us by sending an e/mail to email@example.com. What is www.thesameasme.com trying to do?
www.thesameasme.com is a website that allows you to meet someone with the same interests and passions as you. We do this by comparing 2 Top 10 List's and finding similarities. These can be either about movies, books, computer games, albums and TV shows; in fact you can be compared on all 5 lists if you want.2. I just want to list and record my Top 10 but I don't want to meet anyone, can I still use the site?.
No as this site is intended for people who want to meet new people.3. How does thesameasme.com match people?
Once registered, a person can choose the gender (either if you like), the age range (16 – 99) and how much they want to be matched based on a percentage between 1% and 100%. 100% signifies that you want to chat to or meet someone with the exact same Top 10 list as you. If you set your percentage to 70% for example our algorithms will find another registered user that has at least 7 of your choices but there will be 3 different entries, this is our recommended setting to find someone with near exact same tastes as you with the option of having something else to chat about. We have devised a light hearted guide to the percentages relevancy.
1-10% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 1 thing in common with. Please note that you may get a lot of matches as your item could appear in many lists but you probably won't have very much in common with them.
11-20% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 2 things in common with. This is obviously better than 10% or lower, but not by much as 8 out of your Top 10 will be different, so not much to talk about there.
21%-30% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 3 things in common with. We don't think this will be popular unless people are really committed to finding just anyone.
31% - 40% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 4 things in common with. This is getting better and you are the person who is happy to like someone who almost likes half the things you do but not quite.
41% -50% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 5 things in common with. Now we are talking !!, you want to meet someone who likes at least half the stuff you do, could be good, could be bad.
51% - 60% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 6 things in common with. This will be for people who are really interested in meeting someone with the same tastes, but also want to learn or discover new things based on their interests.
61% to 70% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 7 things in common with. The person who sets this range as their percentage announces that they are on the lookout for a soul mate.
71% to 80% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 8 things in common with. This is our favourite one as it allows very similar people to chat to each other and share and recommend new things which hopefully will transform into a brilliant relationship whether romantically or friendly.
81% to 90% represents that you want to meet someone that you have at least 9 things in common with. You are really interested in meeting someone exactly like you, but not quite. As more people register and list their Top 10, this will be a better option than 80% or lower as you will have more chances of finding a match.
91% to 100% represents that you want to meet someone with the exact same ordered list(s) as you. Only choose this if you are prepared to be blown away by the fact that someone out there is EXACTLY LIKE YOU! Please note that this will be a rare occurrence and you may find yourself waiting a little longer to find a match.
Once you have completed your settings, click the Save button and we will then instantly trawl through our database of registered users to find someone who is looking to meet someone like you. If you have a match it will appear in your Matches Page and you can say hello and we will send them an email or you have the option of ignoring them. You will not appear on their Matches Page until you say Hello.
If you do not have any matches at this time you can always add another list and this will give you a better chance of meeting someone. In fact for each category you choose a list from, your chances of meting someone will increase by 25%. If you choose not to write another list, we will tell you when you have a match by sending you an e/mail, just remember to be a little patient while we build our database.
Just log into your account from the link in the e/mail, check your Matches page, locate the particular user and click “Not right now, Thanks” The other user will no longer see you in their Matches Page and this in intended to be a polite indication from you that you do not want to chat to or meet them.5. Why do I see “Download from ITunes” or “Buy from Amazon” icons beside some of my matches?
We use ITunes and Amazon to supply our automated lists of Movies, Albums, Books and Computer Games. These websites have a considerable amount of data within these categories. These icons also indicate that users can easily purchase or download that particular selection from either of these stores depending where the information was taken from. The users who purchase or download an item from these stores are helping thesameasme.com to offer its services free of charge. If you click one of these links it does not mean you have to buy or download anything, you could just find out further information about it if you like.6. I typed a selection but it was not on the drop down menu, can I still select it?
We understand that not all choices will be on the ITunes or Amazon databases so we have allowed you to add your own selections. We would ask you to ensure the spelling is correct and ALL THE LETTERS ARE IN UPPER CASE. Once you click the “Add” button we will include it to our own database so other users will be able to select it from the normal dropdown selections.7. What if I don't have any matches after a few weeks of being registered?
Don't worry, we are a new site and we are growing our database of registered users every day, we are confident someone will have a list the same as you eventually. Our software is monitoring the site 24 hours a day and as soon as you are matched with someone, we will tell you. Another suggestion would be to create a new list from another category. There are many advantages to this, as well as increasing your chances by 25%, you could also meet someone with other interests that you might have something in common with.8. How secure are my personal details?
We respect the privacy of all our registered users and we do everything we can to ensure complete anonymity. On the registration page we intentionally do not ask for information of a sensitive nature such as Race, Religion or Sexual Orientation. We do not accept money as our site is free to use so we will never ask you for your bank details.
We will not publish your name on the website, only your chosen screename will appear. We also have your e/mail address but this will not appear on the site and we will never share your e/mail address with anyone. We do not know your password so if you forget it, we will email you a new one that you can use to log back in. We recommend that you change it to a secure password you will remember. We know your date of birth but we will only ever use this to send you a Happy Birthday e/mail. Remember only your age will show on your profile but not your date of birth. Your country of residence will show up on your profile as well as your current location as this will help people who live close to each other to meet up.
For your own safety and enjoyment, please be aware and informed of common scams by malicious websites and malware, we will never e/mail you asking you for
Date of Birth
Other Personal Details
In fact, the only time we will ever e/mail you, will be when you have a match. As a registered user you will know from our Terms and Conditions that a monthly newsletter will be e/mailed to all our registered users informing them of the latest news from our exciting new site. This e/mail will not ask you to click into any other website except for www.thesameasme.com . If you receive an e/mail asking you to do anything except that, do not reply and please inform us by forwarding the e/mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate further. If you do not want us to send you a newsletter each month, then please send an e/mail to email@example.com and we will remove you from our mailing list.
We need to also remind you that you should never disclose your password or date of birth to anyone you don't know. Please ensure you have the latest anti-virus programme running on your computer. We would recommend the following free software.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011
We would recommend that you also have Malware protection software installed on your computer or internet enable device. We would recommend the following free programme,
Ad-Aware Free Internet Security
Finally it is important that you have a strong firewall so that you prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. We recommend the following free programme.
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
For more information about Online Scams please follow this trusted link. http://http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Consumerrights/Protectyourselffromscams/index.htm/9. What information will you hold about me if I sign up with my Facebook Account ?
When you connect or login to this website with your Facebook account, we can access information you've added on Facebook in order to provide a social and personalized experience on our site. The Facebook Platform Policies restrict how sites can access and use this information.
This means that if you've blocked a user on Facebook, that user will not be able to see you on a "connected" site. When other users connect with a website, those users will not be able to see information you've added through Facebook that they wouldn't otherwise be able to see simply by browsing Facebook. You can decide what types of information your friends' apps can access from the "Applications and Websites" section on the Privacy Settings page in Facebook.
Please inform us by sending an e/mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate on your behalf. We do not condone or allow harassment of any kind and we will remove any person who is found to be practising it. Please refer to our T&C's for further information.11. What if I decided that www.thesameasme.com is not right for me, how do I deregister?
Simply send an e/mail to email@example.com and we will remove you from our database. We would appreciate if users would inform us of why they are leaving as this will help us improve the site for the future. Please note that when you unsubscribe you will not be informed if someone has a similar list to you. We recommend that you do not unsubscribe from the site if you have not found a match in 6 months as we really want you to find someone like you and remember it is FREE.12. Who owns and operates this website?
www.thesameasme.com is owned and managed by Babylon Websites Ltd, a private Limited company based in the United Kingdom.13. Who designed this website?
The design of this website was a collaboration between Babylon Websites Ltd and Ino Web Design Ltd.14. I am a private investor and I would like to invest in your website, who should I contact?
Please contact Babylon Websites Limited by sending an e/mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to all investment queries within 24 hours. We appreciate all offers of investment and we ensure the strictest confidence.15. How can I help get you to No 1 on Google ?
Please tell as many people that you think could be interested. Share us on your favourite social media sites or e/mail us at email@example.com with suggestions. Thanks