Early Bird Registration for the Online Dating Summit Miami Conference will end on October 31st, 2012. I’ll be a speaker.
Cupid LLC is buys Uniform Dating for $11.3 million USD and the rest in cash coming from existing reserves. The company issued 1.8 million new share to raise the funds. Uniform Dating currently has approximately 500,000 registered members.
Uniform Dating’s turnover for the year to 31 December 2011 was £2.5 million with adjusted EBITDA of £0.7 million. It is expected that Uniform Dating will contribute at least £1.5 million to consolidated Group EBITDA for the full year to 31 December 2013.
Under the terms of the Acquisition, the Company has agreed to pay £3.6 million on completion with up to £2.0 million payable in January 2013 and up to £1.0 million payable in July 2013 each subject to achieving certain revenue and gross profit targets for the business, and a further £0.4 million payable on achieving certain EBITDA targets during the first 6 months of 2013. More info.
Peng T. Ong, Co-Founder Of Match.com invests in Coffee Meets Bagel. Been using the service for a month now. I don’t buy the extras or invite all my Facebook friends, but its a clean execution and the “daily deal” nature of the site appeals. Via OPW. Several similar sites have launched over the last year, but no one has really gone for it in terms of marketing. CMB needs a better matching system to get single’s attention. When they nail that and market the heck out of it, just might have something.
Global Personals donates over £20k to local charities. Nicely done.
Now we know why Match hasn’t partnered with any of the Bachelor-style shows in the US, they wanted to do their own deal with ITV for Girlfri3ends in the UK. Someone tell me if its any good, I can’t handle watching these shows.
Several video dating startups have emerged. Seek.ly, FeaturedDate and FSTFWD are all sites I have recently joined. I hope these companies have studied the rise and fall of sites like speeddate.com and Woome. Videodating is an ultra-niche and will remain so for a few more years.
I’ve told this story many times. OKCupid CEO Shares The Social Media Strategy That Propelled It To The Top Of The Market. OkCupid CEO on How To Get More Love On OkCupid. What’s The Story Behind OkCupid’s Name?
I bet Match’s Synapse matching system doesn’t take into account that a person’s way of eating eggs can predict personality type.
CouponCabin says that More Than One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Have Used a Coupon On a First Date. Ok, that is just weird, I never would have guessed the number was so high. Doesn’t that raise the “cheap bastard” red flag?
Lavalife launches Lavalife Mobile. Wait, is this their first foray into mobile?
CanWeNetwork App Brings Business Networking Back, Creating Real and Valuable Connections with People Around You More info.
Janis Spindel Decides To sell 2Love Today dating site. Some matchmakers should stick to what they know best, which in her case is charging stock brokers and NYC power dudes beaucoup bucks to find that hot yoga instructor. Via OPW.
Just in time for Hallowween, Pagan Dating Service.
Similar to Herway, CheckHimOut gives women have the power to “make the first move” by initiating contact with men they are interested in. CheckHimOut shifts away from the high pressure, “meat market” atmosphere of typical dating sites and gives women a shopping destination where they can browse for available men. Like Herway but you throw the guy in a shopping bag. I bet this will resonate with certain types of women.