THE 2014 IDATE AWARDS

The iDate Award Winners were announce yesterday. I prefer the About.com yearly awards myself. The ballot-box stuffing and sheer number of unheard of sites made a read through this years winners an exercise in editorial restraint. Best Dating Site: POF, which beat out AmorEmCristo.com by 1%. Seriously? I can think of 10 other sites which should have […]

Where Are The Dating Industry Holiday Videos?

Earlier this year a few intrepid dating sites made company videos and I’m wondering if we’ll see some holiday versions over the next few days. It’s high-season in the dating industry after all, perfect to time get closer to your members. For inspiration, the First Round Capital holiday video is great! Zoosk, At First Sight, Tinder, […]

Zoosk Cleaning Up for IPO

Getting lots of calls from people wanting to talk about Zoosk lately, and now this. Zoosk is preparing to go public, having picked Bank of America to lead its initial public offering. Looks like an acquisition is off the table for now, and finally we will be able to parse Zoosk’s earnings and other previously opaque […]

Online Dating Industry News 12-10-13

This guy! How cool is Sir Richard? Buy others on your flight drinks and food and then chat them up with Red, Virgin’s entertainment system. Hookups or hangouts: Comparing dating apps Tinder and Hinge. Here’s another one, Tinder Enters The Friend Zone. This guy hacked the Tinder API. Now this is the future of dating. Face-reading software […]

OkCupid Bingo Game is Hilarious

Friend sent this to me, very funny OkCupid Bingo game. The squares alone are great, but when you start looking at profiles and playing and someone wins within 3 profiles, it makes you wonder about people. And you get buzzed very quickly (don’t ask me know I know). OkCupid has become the default dating site […]

Heading out of Town

I’ll be offline in the jungle in Peru for several weeks, back the first week of October. Comments turned off until then.

This About Sums It Up For Me

HowAboutWe Home Page For Singles And Couples

The new How About We home page is pretty slick. I love how mouse movements toggle you smoothly between HAW for singles and HAW for couples. This must look great on iPads. Please excuse the lame attempt at an animated GIF.

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 […]

Singles Gift Ideas, Social Cologne, More Social Dating Startups

Hinge is  Pandora for Dating. Friends of Friends only. Using the Facebook social graph, Hinge completely rethinks online dating. Instead of the “lean-forward” experience of filling out a profile and searching through listings, Hinge provides a “lean-back” experience where users simply rate and answer questions about their friends. Hinge learns their tastes and recommends friends […]