Dating App The Grade is Tinder With Report Cards

Dating App The Grade

SNAP Interactive, creators of Are You Interested, have launched a new dating app called The Grade, which bans "failing singles." The Grade, which uses an algorithm to assign letter grades to users ranging from "A+" to "F," is to create a community of high-quality daters.  By expelling low-quality … [Continue reading...]

Does Facial Recognition Have A Role In Online Dating?

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Match.com's matching algorithm is ridiculously complex, to the point where they are mashing up quiz answers with behavioral data, and now they are experimenting with facial recognition. Excellent to see them working on facial recognition. I brought that up when I visited the Match mothership a few … [Continue reading...]

Merry Christmas Dating Scammers

      Dating sites use Scamalytics to stop scammers in their tracks, saving them moderation time and the related costs that come with scam and fraud detection. December and January is a boom time for the Dating Industry but also results in a huge influx of … [Continue reading...]

eHarmony’s New EH+

In the last year, eHarmony has made over a million dollars selling high-touch matchmaking services at $5,000 a pop. This is much more interesting than the revelation that 70% of its users say they are not satisfied with eHarmony. Read more at Fast Company.   … [Continue reading...]

Happy 20th Anniversary Banner Ads

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Twenty years ago I was working with Tangent Design and Modem Media to develop interactive content for AT&T and Zima. The guy who's place I took at Tangent Design ended up founding Razorfish a few months later. Anyone remember The Blue Dot? This Is The’s World’s First Banner Ad: This is … [Continue reading...]

Dating Profile Moderation In the Philippines

Most social sites, and some dating sites and apps, use humans in the Philippines to moderate profile content. Over 100,000 people there spend their days looking at the most disturbing things you could imagine, and then some. Everybody hits the wall, generally between three and five months. You just … [Continue reading...]

Second Life Creator Builds Next-Gen Virtual Worlds

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In the early 1990's I was part of the Boston Computer Society Virtual Reality Group. We built clunky virtual worlds viewable in scary head-mounted monitors and at any time someone in the group had very expensive high-performance computers on loan from various vendors. Things died out over the next … [Continue reading...]

Tinder Turns on The Revenue Tap

Tinder is going to offer freemium services in a few weeks. The new premium service will likely let users break away from location limits and expand their Tinder reach. “We are adding features users have been begging us for,” said Rad. “They will offer so much value we think users are willing to pay … [Continue reading...]

Crowdfunding A New TV Pilot, Love’s Bounty Hunter

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  Love’s Bounty Hunter is a new comedy series that reveals the inner workings of a fictional online dating company and the people who play Cupid there. Our story follows Claire Desmond, who is coerced into signing a contract with America’s largest online dating company, Love’s Bounty … [Continue reading...]