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Researchers Don’t Think Online Dating Works

The Washington Post writes about the effectiveness of online dating: And yet, just this week, a new analysis from Michigan State Universityfound that online dating leads to fewer committed relationships than offline dating does — that it doesn’t work, in other words. That, in the words of its own … [Continue reading...]

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Camgirls Are Taking Over the Adult Dating Market

Webcam sex is now a billion-dollar market. The New York Times has a writeup of the industry, what's driving it, the money involved and much more. The day-in-the-life story of a popular webcam girl is worth the read. … [Continue reading...]

Gaming And Dating

Vegas World Dating

Did you know that recent research shows that 50 percent of spouses who met online did so somewhere other than a traditional dating site? Social casino Vegas World wrote in to say: True love knows no bounds, and more and more people are finding it in multiplayer games and virtual worlds. One such … [Continue reading...]

Matchmakers Figure Rich Millennials Make For Good TV

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Janis Spindel, high-priced matchmaker to Wall Street fat cats and other power-mongers unable to land a suitable yoga instructor, is launching a reality television show. Let's just parse the press release, I'm too tired to be serious today. “It’s overwhelming,” says Janis, the mom of the … [Continue reading...]

LikeBright Pivots to Reveal Chat To Help You Build Real, Social Connections Via Anonymous Chat

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Several years ago I connected with Nick Soman, founder of LikeBright. We've been in contact ever since, talking about the dating industry, market opportunities, matchmaking based on the social graph, etc. After raising over $1 million and trying a number of concepts, LikeBright was stuck. They … [Continue reading...]

Hinge As The Anti-Tinder

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The Hinge dating site story is interesting. Hinge is built on the backs of Tinder and the handful of sites that have previously attempted to leverage the Facebook social graph by enabling friends to discover friends of friends and match each other. Everyone else has failed, but with $8 million in … [Continue reading...]

Tinder Update

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Playboy has An Oral History Of The Tinderverse. Beyond Tinder: Can Anyone Create A Female-Friendly Online Dating Platform. Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder. The Worst Human at Tinder Just Resigned. Tinder Settles Fast With Co-Founder In Sexual Harassment Suit. IAC, Owner of Match … [Continue reading...]

Skalfa Releases SkaDate X Dating Software

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Over the years I've helped launch countless sites on dating site platforms like SkaDate and Boonex. Boonex moved into the social networking market, and SkaDate I hadn't heard much about in recent memory. It turns out that SkaDate has been busy building a new platform. Snip... We finally … [Continue reading...]

Former eHarmony CEO Has A New Gig

Invoice2go, a company founded in Australia that makes an inventory management app for small businesses, has raised a $35 million investment led by Accel Partners. Accel is bringing in former eHarmony CEO Greg Waldorf as Invoice2go’s new chief executive. Greg spent more than 11 years working with … [Continue reading...]

Lovetagged – Date Your Friends’ Friends

Lovetagged, a new Scandinavia-based company lets you play matchmaker for your single friends by setting them up via Facebook. Similar to past versions of LikeIt, LikeBright and a handful of other now-defunct or pivoted companies, LoveTagged is a new Facebook-based matchmaking application … [Continue reading...]