Annnnd I’m Back

David Evans Online Dating Industry

Now that was a nice break from the blog. I’be been trying to take advantage of this incredibly rainy summer, exploring swimming holes, doing brewery tours, hiking and riding my new motorcycle every chance I get. On the work front, working on a big project and with helping a few dating sites launch in lucrative niches like health and wellness. …

Online Dating Summit Recap

David Evans Dating Conferences & Events, Dating Industry Finance, Dating Markets, Dating Research, Dating Safety, Dating Site Features, Mobile Dating, Online Dating Industry, Online Dating Innovation, Social: Dating & Networking, Uncategorized

It was great to see everyone at Online Dating Summit in Miami! Met a lot of readers from EU and AU as well as key players at top US dating sites. Many people were fried after Affiliate Summit in Vegas. My keynote presentation is at http://slidesha.re/WUcGU5 Sign up for the weekly digest of Online Dating Insider (http://onlinedatingpost.com) Follow me at @datinginsider …

Cue Flying Pigs, AARP Partners With HowAboutWe

David Evans Dating Markets, Online Dating Industry

Years ago I sat poolside in Miami talking to a few dating site owners. The topic turned to the over-50 baby-boomers and each and every site owner in attendance was salivating at the thought of partnering with AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). One after another, everyone had a story about getting stonewalled by AARP despite business development meets, deal-sweeteners …

Mindblowing Futuristic First Date Scenario

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

Dating site executives, investors and the media often ask me what I think the future of online dating will look like. My usual response is that the 30th generation of Match Synapse will include DNA and genetic testing, full credit card report analysis, behavioral and test results based on terabytes of our social exhaust and verified personal assessments from our friends. …

Online Dating Insider Celebrates 10th Anniversary

David Evans Online Dating Industry

Ten years ago today I posted the first entry at Online Dating Insider, cleverly titled What’s This? Over the years I have performed hundreds of interviews, podcasts, site and feature reviews and more in almost 4,000 posts and 8,000 comments. The blog has survived moving hosts, getting hacked multiple times and countless hundreds of  hours of me optimizing it to make …

Cupid Fights Dating Site Scammers With Scamalytics

David Evans Dating Safety, Dating Site Technology, Marketing, Online Dating Industry, Profiles & Matching

In 2008, IntroAnalytics launched their recommendation system for dating sites. As I expected, because every matching system vendor does this, they broadened their focus into anti-scam and e-commerce. Why? In part because getting dating sites to license a third-party matching system is incredibly difficult and behavioral matching works across all sorts of industries. The company changed their name to RecSys, broadened …

Social Dating & Discovery Leaders Established, Near-Term Repercussions Clear

David Evans Dating Site Features, Dating Site Technology, Dating Sites & Startups, Online Dating Industry, Online Dating Innovation, Social: Dating & Networking

Old-growth social network Tagged has raised $15 million. As the other top social networks struggled in a Facebook-dominated world, Tagged was busy acquiring its competitors and complimentary services to firmly position itself as a competitor to MeetMe and Badoo. It used to be Facebook is for keeping in touch with people you know. Myspace is for meeting new people. Now …

Dating Industry News 8-1-12

David Evans Online Dating Industry, Social: Dating & Networking

And we’re back. I converted the blog to WordPress Multiuser so I can run about a dozen other sites under one roof. Had some issues along the way and a bit of a steep learning curve but things are smoothing out and I’m looking forward to more regular posting. Cupid PLC is *the* dating site company of the moment. Revenue …

Match.com Re-Launching Match Live Events?

David Evans Dating Markets, Offline Dating, Online Dating Industry, Profiles & Matching, Social: Dating & Networking

This week Match.com’s PR department reached out to set up a time to talk about an important upcoming announcement. Then today the Match blog, Up To Date, features a post, Stay Tuned for an Exciting Announcement from Match.com. Match.com will be making a BIG announcement on Monday, May 14th that will change the way singles connect, meet, and date- online and offline! Stay …