All We Want To Do Is Date Ourselves

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time speaking with experts about matching algorithms. 16PF5, behavioral matching, opposites attract, energetic compatibility, etc. There are hundreds of algorithms being used by the dating industry and we still don’t have a good public effectiveness benchmark that clearly shows that one matching system rises above the rest. How much longer […]

Dating Sites Do The Harlem Shake

The Internet meme of the moment is the Harlem Shake. Match was the first dating site I’ve seen jump on the opportunity to dance spastically to the song and post a video. A solid effort, I challenged the dating industry to a Shake-off on Twitter and POF was the first site to accept the challenge. It’s […]

Siri Vs. Facebook Graph Search

Facebook’s Graph Search dating examples isn’t the only new dating game in town. Siri lags far behind in terms of quality of results, but it’s still fun to ask her  to find you someone. What dating site is going to strike a deal with Apple to power dating via Siri?

The Difference Between iDate and Online Dating Summit

In case you didn’t make it to iDate, here’s the conference organizer mud-wrestling some women. Nope, I’m not going to say anything, nothing at all.

Speed-Dating on YouTube

YouTube is doing something cool. Call of Duty players livestream their gameplay directly to the site, in real time. All Things Digital says you’ll be able to watch gamers in multiplayer Call of Duty: Black Ops II matches blow each other up live, for free. I’d rather step on a snake, but for millions of gamers, […]

‘Catfish’ Reality Show Follows the Lies Involved in Online Dating

A “catfish” is a person who creates fake profiles online and pretends to be someone they are not by using someone else’s pictures and information. These “catfish” use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, usually with the intention of getting other people or a person to fall in love with them. Via Wikipedia. Executive producer Tom […]

Dating Industry News Halloween Edition

Brief look into Gary Kremen, creator of Match.com. Andrew Chen says streaming music, games, and dating have a lot of frequency while you’re using it, but you soon abandon the app and go somewhere else. Probably a good argument for products in this category to try to make money right away, since you won’t keep […]

Contrasting Marriage Proposals

Two marriage proposals of wildly different quality. First one is David Pogue from the New York Times, brilliant planning and execution. The second one is still pretty cute if you are a young Republican political geek, for whom it doesn’t get any better than proposing on stage at the RNC.

Dating Industry News For 8-23-12

Interesting to see the continuing divergence between TheComplete.me and LikeBright (I’m an advisor). One practically needs an operating manual to understand how it works and the other you can use when you are hammered on Chardonnay. I am gunning for TheComplete.me to step up their game, get the site working consistently show us how awesome they […]

Airtime Could be The Best Videodating Service Ever

After writing about Flikdate, I started hearing about Airtime, the new videochat service built on top of Facebook. Remember Chatroulette (lots of posts here)? Huge initial growth, absolute media frenzy, featured live in an epic concert, and the fell off a cliff. Watch the Ben Folds Ode To Merton LIVE Chatroulette Piano Improv YouTube video, great display […]