Spark Networks CEO Greg Liberman Leaves the Building

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Greg Liberman spent half of his professional career running Spark Networks. The result is a lackluster stock price, junky Christian dating site and stale & forgotten JDate. Spark should be as large as Match.com by now. Instead, the general clusterf&*k with investors (Great Hill Partners … [Continue reading...]

OkCupid Says Goodbye to Traditional SEO

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I was just talking with someone about the recent de-emphasis of SEO practices and how Google and Facebook are paying more attention to shareability and other social metrics as opposed to traditional SEO efforts. And then I see this. This is what you get when your brand is incredibly strong. You … [Continue reading...]

OkCupid Hacked For The Win

Optimal Cupid: Mastering the Hidden Logic of OkCupid

This is the best article about gaming online dating I've ever read. Others have attempted to create super-targeted profiles, written books and been on tv, but Chris McKinlay has them all beat. From the Wired Article, How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love: McKinlay used Python … [Continue reading...]

When Dating Sites Lie

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The OkCupid blog is back, and as usual, it's ruffling feathers. This just a few weeks after Facebook came clean about doing experiments where they manipulated user data to explore the contagion of emotion, among other things. It's great to see OkCupid publishing research again. They crunched some … [Continue reading...]

SingldOut Offers Genetic Matchmaking

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Looks like DNA-based matching could be a thing again. SingldOut "is an exclusive dating site connecting single professionals via LinkedIn." The company has partnered with Instant Chemistry to provide, "The first offering matches based on your DNA." Only problem is this is absolutely untrue. The … [Continue reading...]

Tagged Shutters Social Mobile Dating App

Tagged's Swoon Closing Shop

Will mobile dating apps bring an end to the thousands of stale, dormant or otherwise ignored dating sites? Last year, Swoon was making headlines as the first mobile social dating app made by women. Looks like they couldn't figure it out, Tagged is closing down the app next week. I rarely hear … [Continue reading...]

Tinder Spam Untenable, LinkedIn Next Big Dating Site

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Tinder is getting overwhelmed by camgirls and prostitute spam. Symantec has more on Tinder spam. As predicted, the site of the moment is beginning it's slow torturous decent into obscurity as the usefulness of the site and the media attention wanes. I just got off the phone with Time Magazine. Let's … [Continue reading...]

Tinder Execs Behaving Badly

How unfortunate that: 1) The men running Tinder thought it was appropriate to de-emphasize the role of a female co-founder, allegedly following that up with calling her a whore. 2) This is what I am writing about after some time off from blogging. I have little love for Tinder and this … [Continue reading...]

Summer 2014 Dating Industry Update

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Hi there, happy summer or winter, depending on where you are at the moment. And why haven't you heard from me in months? Bought a motorcycle Went to Peru with my father for a month on a life-changing journey Met the woman of my dreams (met at a bar of course) Moved into a fantastic new … [Continue reading...]

Dating Industry News For 1-20-14

DatingAdvisors.org and International Dating Coach Association is proud to announce their revolutionary upcoming service for dating websites. Dating websites will now be able to provide their members with personal Live dating advice given by trained dating advisors directly through your dating … [Continue reading...]