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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 CEOs like Sam Yagan of … [Read more...]

Calling All Players: Match.com Wants You

Match.com is launching a game service for singles. To play you are required to hack into a government mainframe with a secret password, and the game unfolds like this: Joshua: Shall we play a game? David Lightman: Oh! David Lightman: Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War? Joshua: Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess? David Lightman: Later. Let's play Global … [Read more...]

Match Stirs Online Dating Up With Live Events & Games

This morning I had a Skype videochat with Match.com President Mandy Ginsberg and Shar Dubey, Vice President of Product. Mandy and Shar took some time out of their busy Internet Week in New York schedule to share supplemental detail to the Match blog posts and press releases flying around the intewebs today. Let's start with a few paragraphs from the boilerplate … [Read more...]

Match.com Re-Launching Match Live Events?

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 tuned … [Read more...]

Eons, Inc. Launches Meetcha, Offering A New Twist on Single for the Over 40 Crowd

Launching new dating sites is always exciting. Lots of hard work, dedication, butterflies and expectations swirling around as launch day approaches. Yesterday marked the launch of Meetcha, a new dating site for singles over 40. In an interesting turn of events, Meetcha's parent company is actually my landlord (and neighbors and friends). Eons, Inc., the Boston, MA-based … [Read more...]