Social Discovery Dating Benefits Companies, Not Singles

Social dating and discovery in its current format is based on a wobbly foundation of media spin, investors (both gullible and heroic) and the reality that singles are tired of the decade-old dating site model. The dating industry needed a swift kick in the pants, and social dating/discovery seems to be the answer. It sure ain’t pure-play […]

POF Invests in LikeIt (Thecomplete.me)

Dating sites are now investing in other dating sites. Taking build vs. buy to the next level. Frind and POF recently made their first investment, contributing funds to a seed round for theComplete.me (now LikeIt). TechCrunch describes the Facebook app as a “pseudo-rival dating site” to POF, but Frind stands by their investment, saying “we […]

Improving Relationships with Tokii

Tokii allows couples to communicate with each other while having fun and strengthening their relationship. With over the top features and self-help focus, couples can connect anytime, anywhere.  In addition, learn from couples that are already using Tokii. Tokii features include: Mood Meter – A mini love note which lets your partner know how you’re feeling […]

Coffee Meets Bagel

I have been using Coffee Meets Bagel  for a while now. The site boasts six thousand direct connections between members as of Sept. ’12, 439,355 introductions overall as of today. One match is emailed to you every day at noon. It’s about quality not quantity and reminds me of eHarmony early days when you couldn’t search for matches, they were […]

Browser History As The New Personal Ad

People on dating sites are liars. Every last one of them. Old photos, lying about weight, misrepresenting themselves to an astounding degree and generally making themselves out to be quite the catch. Today I had a long talk with Likebright (I’m an advisor) and one of the many topics we discussed was mining and matching on people’s “social exhaust”: […]