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Online Dating Industry News 6-24-11

single edition logoSingle Edition is helping brands build chemistry with single consumers.  In a few short months, their vision for creating a singular focused digital agency has exceeded all expectations.  Single Edition Media now yields more than 2 million monthly impressions based on partnerships with multitudes of editorially-vetted lifestyle bloggers, connecting brands with single women and men in a way no other social media company can.  That’s millions of singles who travel, entertain, parent, date, cook,  dine out and own homes with whom your brand should connect.

Talk to Sherri Langburt and tell her Online Dating Insider sent you. She is awesome and totally on top of her game, servicing People Media, HowAboutWe and many other dating sites. Sherri will be at eAmore next week, along with many other dating industry startups and veterans from around the globe.

Cupid plc has acquired 75% of two German online businesses, OnlineLiebe GmbH and WomenWeb GmbH, for €2.75m (£2.5m). The two companies are run together by the same team in Munich, led by founder Andreas von Maltzan, who is recognised as one of the pioneers and leaders in the German dating market, having established Neu.de, Germany’s most popular dating site, which was sold to Meetic in 2007. Andreas has a track record of producing successful German online businesses and will continue to run the German sites, becoming a valuable addition to Cupid’s management team.

Build big dating site, sell, rinse, repeat. Nice job Andreas and the team.

The founder of CatholicSingles found his wife on his site. I can’t tell you how many people say they started a dating site to find their wife.

When I started working on CatholicSingles.com, I truly wanted to fill a void and bring like-minded Catholics together.  While finding my own match was a goal, I never would have guessed how that journey would unfold,” says David Nevarez, President of Catholic Sites, Inc.  “With so many wonderful couples having married with our help, it’s very satisfying and a privilege to have my opportunity as well.  As far as I know, CatholicSingles.com is one of the only dating sites to have married off its founder!

aimi-eguchi-akb48And you thought filtering scammers on dating sites was difficult: New Japanese Pop Idol Shocks Fans With News–She’s Not Real.

Match is on a real tear lately. New photo display, broken-out profile sections and much more. This caught my eye. Is my profile complete or not?

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Plentyoffish YouTube AdsPeople are always talking about advertising on Google and Facebook, but it seems like every time I settle into a Youtube session I see a ton of Plentyoffish ads and no other dating sites. Last year I remember emailing Markus because the POF ads on YT were all pixelated, he had forgotten all about them.

I wonder how many members POF picks up every day from YouTube?

My friend has a dating blog called Flirting With Disaster. She signed up for Plentyoffish and received 500 emails in 12 hours. Blog fodder for weeks to come.

The Anatomy of a Fundable Startup by Naval of AngelList. Good stuff for dating entrepreneurs.

Why Optimus Prime Is Still Single: WIRED Magazine talks to OkCupid about determining the best approach with your dating profile.

Here’s a couple of screenshots of Flowbar, a new dating/social site on Facebook. Nice badge system and earning/sharing drinks and other social features. Still trying to figure out how it works, lots of features to explore.

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