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Credit Card Bill Profile Based Date Matching Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004462D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 41K

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Abstract

The present invention is a method for matching individuals with each other based upon common interests illustrated through his/her credit card spending.

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Credit Card Bill Profile Based Date Matching Service

Date matching services have existed for decades. Innovating new ways for people who share common interests to meet continues to develop with technology. Find new sources or measures of people's interests will greatly increase the success of locating a match for a user's interest.

How to use a client's itemized credit card bill to find a date match?

A person's itemized credit card bill can provide important information regarding the individual's purchases and habits, thus providing secondary information about that individual's interests. What is needed is a way to use a client's itemized credit card bill to find a date match.

The present invention is a method for matching individuals with each other based upon common interests illustrated through his/her credit card spending.

The present invention is a method of providing a date matching service that includes the following steps:

Step 110: Client registers and lists credit card accounts

The service client registers with the service and discloses his/her preferences. I.e. male/female, age, physical traits. The user also lists their current credit card accountants, giving access to the service.

Step 120: Service acquires itemized credit card bills

The matching service acquires the client's itemized credit card bill from the credit card companies.

Step 130: Itemized bills are entered into a database

The matching service enters the itemized bills into a database for information storage.

Step 140: Bill items are categorized and correlated into a client profile

The client's bill items are categorized and correlated. I.e. sports, music, pet supplies, etc. These categorizes constitute a client profile.

Step 150: Client profile is compared to profiles in database

The client profile is compared to the other client profiles located in the database. The comparison could be conducted in a number of manners. For example, a comparison of the amount of money spent in each category, or a tabulation of common categories existing in a client's profile.

Step 160: Service compiles a weighted list of candidates with similar bill profiles

A weighted list based upon the comparison conducted can be formulated to display a number of possible match candidates for the client.

Step 170: Service issues a weighted list to the client

The formulated list is delivered to the client including a way to contact the prospective candidates.

Step 180: Client continues spending

Upon the completion of the initial query, the client continues his/her credit spending. The continued spending continues to generate item categories which can be used in future queries or automatic updates to existing profile for means of other client searches.