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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...]

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LikeBright Pivots to Reveal Chat To Help You Build Real, Social Connections Via Anonymous Chat

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Several years ago I connected with Nick Soman, founder of LikeBright. We've been in contact ever since, talking about the dating industry, market opportunities, matchmaking based on the social graph, etc. After raising over $1 million and trying a number of concepts, LikeBright was stuck. They … [Continue reading...]

Hinge As The Anti-Tinder

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The Hinge dating site story is interesting. Hinge is built on the backs of Tinder and the handful of sites that have previously attempted to leverage the Facebook social graph by enabling friends to discover friends of friends and match each other. Everyone else has failed, but with $8 million in … [Continue reading...]

Tinder Update

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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...]

Skalfa Releases SkaDate X Dating Software

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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

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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...]

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...]