MeetMe Launches Dating App Charm

Social network @MeetMe (formerly MyYearbook, acquired by Latino social networking site Quepasa for $100 Million In Cash And Stock) today launched a standalone dating app called Charm. Like At First Sight, users shoot short looping videos. Videos are swiped for 'yes' or 'no'  (like Tinder). Chat … [Continue reading...]

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Twoo Acquires StepOut

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Last December Meetic, owned by Match, acquired Massive Media, which runs Twoo.com, for $25M cash. Twoo, a Badoo clone, had grown to 9.6M unique monthly visitors (source). I met some of the Twoo team in London last fall when I was in town to speak at the White Label Dating Partner conference. … [Continue reading...]

HowAboutWe Adds SpeedDate and DateMap

HowAboutWe DateMap

I've always loved the design and marketing of HowAboutWe, although in terms of profiles, search and being effective, it's always fell a bit short for me compared to the top dating sites in terms of payoff for time spent on the site. While their unique offering has been copied by Match and other … [Continue reading...]

Scamalytics Launches Free Scammer Health Check for Online Dating Sites

Back from Peru, what an incredible trip. It's amazing what a few weeks in the jungle, seeing Machu Picchu and visiting ruins at 13,000 feet will do for one's health and perspective on life. Lost 10 pounds and I'm the calmest I've ever been in my life. Dad and I had many memorable experiences that … [Continue reading...]

Heading out of Town

I'll be offline in the jungle in Peru for several weeks, back the first week of October. Comments turned off until then. … [Continue reading...]

Big Changes in Online Dating White Label Provider Landscape

TheDatingStudio is terminating their white label dating service. To capitalize on the opportunity, Dating Factory is sending out emails saying: If you have sites with them, you may already know the news that Cupid Plc may be closing the doors on their white label providers.... Cupid Plc has … [Continue reading...]

Obvious OkCupid & HowAboutWe Auto-Login Security Flaw “Uncovered”

It's all over the net today... if you forward your OkCupid and HowAboutWe emails to friends, they can click on the link and are automagically logged into either service as you. I was contacted by The Verge this morning, then I reached out to OKC, which decided not to comment. Good news is that HAW … [Continue reading...]

At First Sight Dating App Trumps Tinder

At First Sight Dating App Trumps Tinder

Years ago I was talking to people at the Bachelor about partnering with a dating site or creating their own service. Looks like they finally made their move, and boy did they come up with a great idea for a mobile app. This is the best new dating service I've seen in a while, let's check it … [Continue reading...]

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NYT Haggler Takes On It’s Just Lunch

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  The New York Times Haggler has two stories about It's Just Lunch. It's not a pretty picture, to put it mildly. In Search of Romance, and Maybe a Refund sets the lunch table with tales of poor customer service. Skip the Romance; She’s Going to Court continues with tales of refunds tied … [Continue reading...]