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SpeedDate.com Licenses Online Speed Dating Patent

The speed dating market continues to get serious about bringing people together via microphone and webcam.

SpeedDate.com, the world’s first online speed dating website, secured an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Number 7,203,674 covering key aspects of online speed dating. The agreement further solidifies SpeedDate.com’s position at the forefront of an online dating industry moving towards increased live interaction.

“Expanding our intellectual property and technology platform is consistent with our strategy to build a unique and different environment that our members can use successfully to find ‘chemistry’ online,�? said Simon Tisminezky, SpeedDate.com co-founder. “SpeedDate.com brought speed dating to the web and we will continue to enhance the real-time interactive features already embraced by our members.�?

SpeedDate.com is also bringing speed dating to social platforms such as meebo. “SpeedDate.com is all about connecting people live, making it a natural partner for meebo. �? said Seth Sternberg, CEO of meebo.

SpeedDate.com has hosted over 100,000 online speed dates internationally since it launched in October 2007. In the coming months, SpeedDate.com will be hosting online events in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, and many other cities. The company is backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Menlo Ventures.

Well funded and a defensible patent. Not bad for a brand-new startup. All eyes should now turn to WooMe, who looks to be a viable competitor. I need to do a WooMe review soon.

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  1. Dr. Joel Block says:

    Since the biggest complaint of dating site subscribers is misrepresentation, a partial solution is a LEGITIMATE compatibility test that discourages lying.

    Wanna see one that takes 15 minutes and is more engaging and powerful than e-harmony’s test? Go to http://www.ButterfliesAgain.com, check it out and talk to me…I can put together speed dating groups with the test that will make your approach sing.

  2. This website advertises itself as a “Freemium service” aka most of its free, but you can pay for extra benefits that are super helpful. It’s definitely not free. You cannot even check your email’s or view the profiles of someone who viewed you unless you pay the subscription fee. You can receive emails. You can view peoples profiles. That’s literally it. If you want to actually communicate and speed DATE, you have to spend money here. If you feel like doing that, it looks like it works rather well. The search function is easy to use, it gets the job done, and you get to meet people fast and easy. The only downside would be that it IS fast, you have no compatibility charts and personal interests aren’t taken into account at all. It’s pretty much “Pick pretty girl near you, flirt with pretty girl, meet pretty girl” end of story.

    tl;dr: avoid if you don’t want to spend money. You can sign up free, everything else requires you to be a paying member.

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