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Authentic Dating Profiles With Bitcoin

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Lately I've been reading about the many different uses for Bitcoin that people have been dreaming up. The founder of Angel List, where many dating startups are listed for funding purposes, wrote an article, The Fifth Protocol, which caught my attention. I knew I was on to something when the … [Continue reading...]

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Ashley Madison Charges $19 To Delete Your Profile

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Last year I went to Toronto on business to meet with a dating site in stealth mode. While I was there I spent some time at the offices of Ashley Madison. I don't particularly love the particular brand of Kool-Aid that they were selling, but that's besides the point. They have identified a market, … [Continue reading...]

Matching Algorithms, A work in Progress

A while back I wrote IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets. I’ve had countless email discussions with everyone from psychologists to dating site matching algorithm experts and others about the industry’s take on matching systems. While I’m no psychological expert, I have a fair grasp on … [Continue reading...]

Online dating leads to more break-ups than meeting in real life

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A recent joint-study (PDF) conducted by Michigan State University and Stanford found that people who met online weren't as likely to stay together for the long haul as their offline-matched counterparts. The separation and divorce rates for folks who'd paired up online was much … [Continue reading...]

Cupid PLC Is In Trouble

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Several years ago Cupid PLC was on what appeared to be a strong growth trajectory. Today we find the companies' revenue slashed by half and the growing possibility of selling off some of their sites. This is what happens when a business grows in unsustainable ways. You get big and if you don't … [Continue reading...]

The UK Dating Awards Are Coming

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The UK Dating Awards are the UK's only annual awards event recognizing expertise across the entire Dating Industry. Nice to see something besides the About.com awards and the ballot-stuffing at iDate. The awards are happening in conjunction with the Online Dating Association. The event will take … [Continue reading...]

Zoosk Launches Photo Verification

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Dating site profile photos are a problem. Either people don't post them, or the ones they do don't accurately depict how they currently look. I've worked with photo verification patent-holders and used scores of dating sites that have offered verified photos for over a decade. Lot's of hype and … [Continue reading...]

Grindr, OkCupid Are Failing To Take This Basic Security Measure, Researchers Say

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Top social and dating apps, including Instagram, OkCupid, GroupMe, and Grindr, could give hackers access to what users think are private messages, according to research from the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education G...Source: www.huffingtonpost.com … [Continue reading...]

Desktop Tinder Is Finally Here

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Botinder is an unofficial Google Chrome extension that lets you like and dislike Tinder users even faster than you can using the official app. Botinder also comes equipped with the terrifyingly named "Booster!" function. Select "Like automatically" and Botinder will begin liking every single … [Continue reading...]

The Majority of Americans Are Single

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we outnumber married adults for the first time since 1976, when they starting keeping track. The BLS found that there were 124.6 million single Americans in August, which comes out 50.2 percent of the 16-and-over US population. Yes! It's a small … [Continue reading...]