Dating App Update: Swoon, Catalyst, Closer, Charade Date

There are a bunch of new social/dating apps showing up on my radar. I guess the thing now is how easy it is to create a mobile dating app. Making a compelling one, now that’s another story. The marketplace is saturated with apps with little differentiation, which makes it difficult for singles to figure out […]

Online Dating Industry Update 11-12-13

Match.com is now making $200M a quarter. In the not-too-distant future it’s going to be a billion dollar a year company. More at IAC. Now this is interesting, eHarmony gets into matchmaking at $5,000 a pop. Acquaintable has been acquired by LikeBright. Congrats to Nick and the LB team. There’s a great new dating industry blog […]

MeetMe Launches Dating App Charm

Social network @MeetMe (formerly MyYearbook, acquired by Latino social networking site Quepasa for $100 Million In Cash And Stock) today launched a standalone dating app called Charm. Like At First Sight, users shoot short looping videos. Videos are swiped for ‘yes’ or ‘no’  (like Tinder). Chat functionality gets unlocked if 2 users like each other. Download in iTunes. It only […]

At First Sight Dating App Trumps Tinder

Years ago I was talking to people at the Bachelor about partnering with a dating site or creating their own service. Looks like they finally made their move, and boy did they come up with a great idea for a mobile app. This is the best new dating service I’ve seen in a while, let’s […]

Dating Industry News For May 8, 2013

Massive link-dump and some videos, enjoy. When is HowAboutWe going to do a deal with Foursquare? Check-in, rich location data and a slick recommendation service. SimpleWash will help you purge your Facebook account of content that single people, employers and mom may not approve of. Lulu is the smart girls’ app for private recommendations and […]

Post-Valentine’s Day Wrap-Up

And so another Valentine’s Day has come to pass. This year I did around 35 media interviews, actually a pretty light load this year. The sheer number of “relationship experts” who asked about guest-posting was unbelievable, probably around 50 people. 10 things dating sites won’t tell you. What does OKCupid want?: The mission of online-dating […]

Online Dating Summit Recap

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 […]

OkCupid Hides User Photos For The Day, Re-Launches Crazy Blind Date

Sam Yagan, co-founder of OkCupid and President of Match, just emailed me to let me know that Crazy Blind Date is baaaaack. Not only that, every single profile photo on OkCupid is blanked out today.  Every one of the ten million photos on OkCupid has been removed from the site; members logging into OkCupid today will […]

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 […]

Dating Industry Update 1-10-13

Happy 2013 everyone. I took a few weeks off from posting over the holidays, back to a more normal schedule. The dating industry busy season is once again upon us: The media frenzy has begun and the dating industry is preparing for iDate and Online Dating Summit, where I’m excited to give the keynote. Meetic […]