Online Dating Insider

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DATING STARTUPS

During the first several months of a dating startup, it’s important to be flexible about plans, timelines and expectations. We’re testing assumptions about the target market, what’s important to them when it comes to selecting an online dating service, the messaging and branding they respond to, how much it costs to acquire members, member lifetime customer value and other key metrics which together drive dating industry success.

Services: Advisory services, coaching, first 5,000 members, growth hacks and marketing tactics.

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MEDIA

I have been educating journalists about online dating trends, novel topics, research and story ideas for a decade. I work with journalists diligently to tell the larger story about the online dating industry, it’s key players, niche markets, relationship with social networking, social media, mobile and much more.

Online Dating Insider has been been mentioned in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, NPR, BBC, CNBC, Businessweek, Boston Globe, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Newsweek, Inc., Trendwatching, Betabeat, Business Insider and many other international media outlets.

Services: Social & dating industry overview, trends and predictions.

Contact me for my unique perspective on the online dating industry, insights and commentary and trends & predictions about the online dating industry.

INVESTORS

You’re probably here because you want a straightforward conversation about investing in a dating business. I have been educating investors about the online dating industry for a decade. No matter where you are in the research process, I’ll share valuable insights into the dating industry you won’t hear anywhere else. Our calls are not about spreadsheets. We’re talking a bit of history, hot topics like IAC and Tinder, and I’m giving you my take on things having watched the dating industry for many years.

Services: Social & dating industry analysis, due diligence and gut- checks.

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Dave has incredible insight into the online dating industry and social networking. We look at our website, Date.com, everyday, and we often loose sight of the big picture. Dave has helped us see the entire forest and not just focus on the trees. I recommend Dave to anyone thinking about entering this business.

Meir Strahberg

CEO, Date.com

After spending months in research and thousands in development we made a call to David as we moved forward with our online project. As it turned out the one hour call saved us over 100 grand. David uncovered our blind spot which led to our private fund pulling out of this particular deal. Some folks claim to be experts. David IS the expert!

Jeff Basler

Investor

David publishes *the* blog of the online dating industry. His writing has helped me tremendously during the planning and launch of my new company.

Maximilian Niederhofer

Venture Capitalist

Recent Blog Posts

Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $7.8M Funding

Today's dating industry jaw-dropper is that Coffee Meets Bagel has managed to convince investors to give them almost $8M to continue to build and grow the straggling service. Investors just gave a niche service a huge pot of gold. Full details at TechCrunch. Only a...

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Unsecure Android Dating Apps Everywhere

Dating apps are fun to hack for knowledge and profit. No mention of iOS apps in this IBM story,  but this is not exactly surprising. Dating site apps are so easy to crank out these days, security is an afterthought at most companies. An analysis conducted by IBM...

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Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

For over a decade I've received thousands of press releases regarding Valentine's Day. Here's why I've stopped posting anything to do with this particular holiday. Throwing an infographic related to dating on your Quick Loan website and asking me to link to it. Lame....

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Dating Industry News Roundup 1-29-15

I wrote When Dating Sites Lie last August when OkCupid got in trouble for manipulating search results and not exactly coming clean to users until after the fact. Jaron Lanier recently discussed whether machine learning systems like Netflix recommendations, Facebook’s...

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Tacklebox Provides Crowd-Sourced Chat Assistance

http://vimeo.com/105458540 The folks at Tacklebox understand how difficult it can be to communicate with potential dates and have come up with an app that crowd-sources responses to those tricky early-days chats. The premise is simple: upon login, users are brought to...

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