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Playboy has An Oral History Of The Tinderverse. Beyond Tinder: Can Anyone Create A Female-Friendly Online Dating Platform. Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder. The Worst Human at Tinder Just Resigned. Tinder Settles Fast With Co-Founder In Sexual Harassment Suit. IAC, Owner of Match … [Continue reading...]

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Skalfa Releases SkaDate X Dating Software


Over the years I've helped launch countless sites on dating site platforms like SkaDate and Boonex. Boonex moved into the social networking market, and SkaDate I hadn't heard much about in recent memory. It turns out that SkaDate has been busy building a new platform. Snip... We finally … [Continue reading...]

Former eHarmony CEO Has A New Gig

Invoice2go, a company founded in Australia that makes an inventory management app for small businesses, has raised a $35 million investment led by Accel Partners. Accel is bringing in former eHarmony CEO Greg Waldorf as Invoice2go’s new chief executive. Greg spent more than 11 years working with … [Continue reading...]

Lovetagged – Date Your Friends’ Friends

Lovetagged, a new Scandinavia-based company lets you play matchmaker for your single friends by setting them up via Facebook. Similar to past versions of LikeIt, LikeBright and a handful of other now-defunct or pivoted companies, LoveTagged is a new Facebook-based matchmaking application … [Continue reading...]

Authentic Dating Profiles With Bitcoin


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...]

Ashley Madison Charges $19 To Delete Your Profile


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


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

UK Dating Awards 2014

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 awards and the ballot-stuffing at iDate. The awards are happening in conjunction with the Online Dating Association. The event will take … [Continue reading...]