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Dating Industry News For May 8, 2013

Massive link-dump and some videos, enjoy.

When is HowAboutWe going to do a deal with Foursquare? Check-in, rich location data and a slick recommendation service.

SimpleWash will help you purge your Facebook account of content that single people, employers and mom may not approve of.

Lulu is the smart girls’ app for private recommendations and reviews on guys.

How ‘love drugs’ may one day help couples save failing relationships.

Q&A with Jason Chuck, eHarmony’s new Vice President, International.

Tinder (from IAC,’s parent company) is nice UI if you’re 24 and live in NYC, otherwise try something else. 4 Design Lessons From Tinder.

Germany’s eDarling buys itself back from eHarmony. eHarmony fired over 100 people and added new COO, Armen Avedissian, a new CTO, Thod Nguyen, Vice President of Customer Experience, Grant Langston and Vice President of Matching, Steve Carter.

FriendFinder Networks Inc. Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012. “We continue to experience pockets of success throughout our operations.” They are still losing money, $50 million for 2012. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had outstanding principal debt of $521.8 million. The financial wizards, they have a huge chest of smoke and mirrors and financial instruments to work with. It’s p0rn money and it’s riddled with debt. Well AFF has a new interface…

FriendFinder is missing out on this, Find hot local cats in your area with Adult Cat Finder.

MeetMe Management Discusses Q1 2013 Results.

Spark Networks Q1 2013 Results.

Look at this, 289 dating companies on AngelList looking for funding, I’m working with several of them.


April Fool’s joke but this would be amazing: Launches Online Dating Search.

Facebook Dominates Social Logins — But Google Is Closing The Gap.

Comedy Gold: OkCupid’s CEO Sam Yagan recently sat down with the Commonwealth Club to talk about the site’s success and offered some insight on another intriguing data-driven topic: “would you be willing to sleep with someone on the first date?” The discussion about correlated questions are great! So ladies, do you like the taste of beer?

Assuming this is the last interview with Mandy Ginsberg before she left Match for

Here’s a dating sim and here’s another one.

Profile photos are usually pretty bad, Pixtr can fix that. They make bad profiles look good, and more un-authentic at the same time. This is a terrible idea but dating sites should offer this as a $5/month feature.

Headphones detect user’s mood. Someone do this for dating. See also Mindwave.

Face Recognition Study.

PUA alert: This video is so much better than the usual dating site crap that looks like it was produced in a dorm room on Saturday morning at 6am.

2Date4Love describes itself as the site for “people who cannot engage in sexual intercourse to meet and experience love, companionship and intimacy at its deepest level. Someone, explain.



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  1. You need a plan for a successful date. Then get advice form your friends and experienced circle around you. You should manage the time on the day of Dating. Try to spend most of time with her. Try to impress her, but show your attitude also. Because if you will not show your attitude then you may lose your value in front of her.

  2. Re 2date4love explanation, it’s indeed not clear from the front page but see ‘our story’, the founder had cervicak cancer so the niche is ‘broken kit’, eg for guys if you had your dick chopped off in a freak or criminal incident and surgery couldn’t restore it to its full glory. It could indeed be useful if it finds its crowd, though not starting well if it fails to communicate what it’s about.

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