A Fond Farewell

It’s been a great 14 years blogging at Online Dating Insider, and now it’s time to move on. 4,000 blog posts, hundreds of interviews and several hundred advisory calls with dating entrepreneurs and investors. $25M+ invested in dating startups. I’ve worked...

Maple Match Taps Anti-Trump Lovers

Recently I tweeted about Maple Match. The service is waitlisting members with a promise to make it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency. I have never had a tweet retweeted so much, my...
Tinder Invented Sex, Goes Insane

Tinder Invented Sex, Goes Insane

Longtime dating expert Julie Spira wrote a piece on HuffPo about a Vanity Fair article,  Tinder and the Dawn of “Dating Apocalypse.”. Update: Tinder just lost its mind on Twitter over a Vanity Fair story. Grab the popcorn, this is going to be good. I...

Why Bots Like Dating Sites

Dating services employ any number of  anti-fraud solutions. Over the years I’ve seen registered devices (doesn’t work), geo-IP lookups and all sorts of home-brewed solutions. Are You Human is a technology used to fight bots, which supposedly account for...

Is The End Of Ashley Madison Near?

Cheater dating site Ashley Madison has been hacked by someone who worked there in the past in a technical capacity. The person was upset that AM was charging people to remove their profiles completely. Instead of doing what everyone else supposedly does, AM charged...