Online Dating Insider

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DATING STARTUPS

During the first several months of a dating startup, it’s important to be flexible about plans, timelines and expectations. We’re testing assumptions about the target market, what’s important to them when it comes to selecting an online dating service, the messaging and branding they respond to, how much it costs to acquire members, member lifetime customer value and other key metrics which together drive dating industry success.

Services: Advisory services, coaching, first 5,000 members, growth hacks and marketing tactics.

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MEDIA

I have been educating journalists about online dating trends, novel topics, research and story ideas for a decade. I work with journalists diligently to tell the larger story about the online dating industry, it’s key players, niche markets, relationship with social networking, social media, mobile and much more.

Online Dating Insider has been been mentioned in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, NPR, BBC, CNBC, Businessweek, Boston Globe, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Newsweek, Inc., Trendwatching, Betabeat, Business Insider and many other international media outlets.

Services: Social & dating industry overview, trends and predictions.

Contact me for my unique perspective on the online dating industry, insights and commentary and trends & predictions about the online dating industry.

INVESTORS

You’re probably here because you want a straightforward conversation about investing in a dating business. I have been educating investors about the online dating industry for a decade. No matter where you are in the research process, I’ll share valuable insights into the dating industry you won’t hear anywhere else. Our calls are not about spreadsheets. We’re talking a bit of history, hot topics like IAC and Tinder, and I’m giving you my take on things having watched the dating industry for many years.

Services: Social & dating industry analysis, due diligence and gut- checks.

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Dave has incredible insight into the online dating industry and social networking. We look at our website, Date.com, everyday, and we often loose sight of the big picture. Dave has helped us see the entire forest and not just focus on the trees. I recommend Dave to anyone thinking about entering this business.

Meir Strahberg

CEO, Date.com

After spending months in research and thousands in development we made a call to David as we moved forward with our online project. As it turned out the one hour call saved us over 100 grand. David uncovered our blind spot which led to our private fund pulling out of this particular deal. Some folks claim to be experts. David IS the expert!

Jeff Basler

Investor

David publishes *the* blog of the online dating industry. His writing has helped me tremendously during the planning and launch of my new company.

Maximilian Niederhofer

Venture Capitalist

Recent Blog Posts

Plentyoffish 2006 Canadian National TV Interview

https://youtu.be/XXRNUaOi0Yk?list=PLF8A46E5A804409DA Fun look at POF from the early days. In 2006 POF served up 600M pageviews each month, earning $10,000 a day. LOL@ 1:58. The video owner has a video showing the new Match Mobile circa...

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The Match Group to Acquire POF (PlentyOfFish)

  The Match Group, the global operator of digital dating products such as Match, Tinder, OkCupid and Meetic, and a subsidiary of IAC, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase PlentyOfFish for US$575 million in cash. I wrote Be...

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AARP Wants Dating Sites To Crack Down On Fraud

How interesting that the AARP ignored the dating industry for over a decade and now calls for the industry to crack down on fraud, probably because lots of their members are getting scammed on their own dating site, powered by HowAboutWe, which is owned by Match. More...

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Cuban Disses CMB, Funds Competitor Courtem

The Coffee Meets Bagel crash & burn on Shark Tank has led to an interesting development. Mark Cuban, who's $30M offer the CMB sisters turned down, has invested in Courtem, a dating app from the Anheuser-Busch family. Cuban serves as an advisor and holds an equity...

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