ChristianMingle, The Movie

Christian Mingle is taking a play from the PerfectMatch playbook, partnering with Corbin Bernsen's Home Theater Films on the recently announced movie, Christian Mingle. The 2005 movie Must Love Dogs featured the PerfectMatch dating site prominently. See also POF in Lada Gaga videos. Can a movie … [Continue reading...]

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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. http://youtu.be/M_Bes6P2isY Hookups or hangouts: Comparing dating apps Tinder and Hinge. Here's another one, Tinder Enters The Friend Zone. This guy … [Continue reading...]

Spark Networks, a Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

My favorite clandestine Spark Networks tracker sent in the following and said I could print it, so here it goes (no they do not work for a competing dating site). Your counter-points in the comments, or do you agree with the below perspective?  Let me know, curious what the dating industry audience … [Continue reading...]

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

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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 … [Continue reading...]

Online Dating Industry News 12-9-13

Jiayuan.com: Strong Balance Sheet But Needing To Reduce User Churn. This is a fantastic look into Jiayuan finances. Jiayuan.com International's CEO Discusses Q2 2013 Results. If Tinder And Snapchat Shacked Up And Had A Baby, It Would Be Called Swipe. You know what's even better? At First … [Continue reading...]

Global Personals Co-founder Ross Williams Wins Entrepreneur Award

Ross Williams, CEO and Co-founder of Global Personals Ltd, was crowned a winner in the E-commerce category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards yesterday. Global Personals Ltd launched in 2003 from an office in Ross Williams’s spare bedroom. With annualized revenues approaching £50 million, the … [Continue reading...]

Cupid Media Hack Exposed 42M Passwords

An intrusion at online dating service Cupid Media earlier this year exposed more than 42 million consumer records, including names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords and birthdays, according to information obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. It drives me absolutely crazy to read things like this. … [Continue reading...]

IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets

 An IBM researcher says she can make an educated guess about your personality just from looking at 200 of your Twitter messages. As we've heard again and again, Computers can derive people’s traits from linguistic footprints File under - Interesting things the dating industry could do to improve … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

OkCupid Bingo Game is Hilarious

OkCupid Bingo Game

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 … [Continue reading...]