Second Life Creator Builds Next-Gen Virtual Worlds

David Evans Dating Site Technology

In the early 1990’s I was part of the Boston Computer Society Virtual Reality Group. We built clunky virtual worlds viewable in scary head-mounted monitors and at any time someone in the group had very expensive high-performance computers on loan from various vendors. Things died out over the next few years, the computing power just wasn’t there to make the …




Siri, Get Me A Date

David Evans Dating Site Technology

The team of engineers that created Siri, Apple’s voice-driven intelligent assistant, are creating a an advanced form of AI which “will be able to teach itself, giving it almost limitless capabilities. The stealth startup, Viv Labs, has been working on the new service, called Viv, for two years. In time, they assert, their creation will be able to use your personal …




Can Dating Sites Make Us More Civil?

David Evans Dating Site Technology

Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on YouTube or Tinder quickly understands that thought-impaired people spewing invectives using terrible grammar make up the majority of commenters and right-swipers. Thankfully we now we have apps like Tinderliker to do the swiping for us. Nudging uses technology to push people gently towards a specific outcome. When you pay your taxes or buy a …




Skalfa Releases SkaDate X Dating Software

David Evans Dating Site Technology, Dating Sites & Startups

Over the years I’ve helped launch countless sites on dating site platforms like SkaDate and Boonex. Boonex moved into the social networking market, and SkaDate I hadn’t heard much about in recent memory. It turns out that SkaDate has been busy building a new platform. Snip… We finally launched the new version  of our flagship product, SkaDate X. Note that …




Authentic Dating Profiles With Bitcoin

David Evans Dating Profiles, Dating Site Technology, Online Dating Innovation

Lately I’ve been reading about the many different uses for Bitcoin that people have been dreaming up. The founder of Angel List, where many dating startups are listed for funding purposes, wrote an article, The Fifth Protocol, which caught my attention. I knew I was on to something when the article started out: “Wait a minute… Make up your mind. This …




Matching Algorithms, A work in Progress

David Evans Dating Profiles, Dating Site Technology, Online Dating Innovation, Profiles & Matching

A while back I wrote IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets. I’ve had countless email discussions with everyone from psychologists to dating site matching algorithm experts and others about the industry’s take on matching systems. While I’m no psychological expert, I have a fair grasp on how the industry thinks and operates. First, dating sites are simply introduction services. Even the …




Scamalytics Hires VP of Sales

David Evans Dating Safety, Dating Site Technology, Online Dating Innovation

This is great news. Scamalytics, based in London UK, maintain the largest shared anti-fraud blacklists specifically dedicated to the online dating industry. Scamalytics has hired Dave Wiseman as VP of Sales. Wiseman has extensive experience selling fraud solutions into the online dating industry, having previously run European sales for Iovation. Dan Winchester, Scamalytics co-founder, commented: Our solution brings anti-scamming tools into …




SingldOut Offers Genetic Matchmaking

David Evans Dating Site Technology, Dating Sites & Startups, Online Dating Innovation

Looks like DNA-based matching could be a thing again. SingldOut “is an exclusive dating site connecting single professionals via LinkedIn.” The company has partnered with Instant Chemistry to provide, “The first offering matches based on your DNA.” Only problem is this is absolutely untrue. The company is testing two “markers” — the serotonin uptake transporter, involved in how people react to positive and …




Cupid Media Hack Exposed 42M Passwords

David Evans Dating Safety, Dating Site Technology

An intrusion at online dating service Cupid Media earlier this year exposed more than 42 million consumer records, including names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords and birthdays, according to information obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. It drives me absolutely crazy to read things like this. Storing plaintext passwords, what is this, 2002? Inexcusable lack of security. Most-used passwords were “123456” and “iloveyou”. Ugh! Full details …