Cupid Subscriber Count Plummets

I always thought of Cupid as Spark Networks with more adult services. Judging by their current situation, I stand by this. Cupid, which runs subscription-based dating websites such as Cupid.com, UniformDating.com and LoveBeginsAt.com, announced £3m ($4.9m) in pre-tax losses for the six months … [Continue reading...]

Zoosk IPO: The Offering Price Is Everything

Seeking Alpha has an article about the planned Zoosk IPO. A couple of datapoints for those tracking this evolving situation. High Operating Expenses Raise Red Flag: The extremely high operating expenses (72% of revenue in fiscal 2013) raise concerns that this is a company simply buying its users … [Continue reading...]

Siri, Get Me A Date

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The team of engineers that created Siri, Apple's voice-driven intelligent assistant, are creating a an advanced form of AI which "will be able to teach itself, giving it almost limitless capabilities. The stealth startup, Viv Labs, has been working on the new service, called Viv, for two years. In … [Continue reading...]

Can Dating Sites Make Us More Civil?

Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on YouTube or Tinder quickly understands that thought-impaired people spewing invectives using terrible grammar make up the majority of commenters and right-swipers. Thankfully we now we have apps like Tinderliker to do the swiping for us. Nudging uses … [Continue reading...]

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...]

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...]