Online Dating Insider is the primary resource covering the online dating industry, exploring the needs of online dating and social networking companies, and the technology providers, value-added services, financial resources and consumer brands participating in the marketplace.
David Evans has been writing about the business of online dating at Online Dating Insider since 2002. As Digicraft, he provides consulting and advisory services focused on advising online dating and social networks and associated markets on growth strategies, social media and product development initiatives. In this capacity, he has performed due diligence on social and dating properties and participated in fundraising and M&A activities for the institutional investing community.
December 2017: I was quoted several time in this Forbes story about Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd.
April 2016 Interview (PDF) with David.
During the first several months of a dating startup, it’s important to be flexible about plans, timelines and expectations. You’re testing assumptions about your concept, target market, app functionality, customer requirements, messaging and branding, customer acquisition and retention, and other key metrics which together drive dating industry success.
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I have been educating journalists about online dating trends, novel topics, research and story ideas for sixteen years. I work with journalists diligently to tell the larger story about the online dating industry, mobile apps, growth and emerging trends, predictions, key players, niche upstarts, and much more.
Online Dating Insider has been been mentioned in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Fortune, NPR, BBC, CNBC, Businessweek, Boston Globe, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Newsweek, Inc., Trendwatching, Betabeat, Business Insider and many other international media outlets.
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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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Recent Blog Posts
Recently I tweeted about Maple Match. The service is waitlisting members with a promise to make it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency. I have never had a tweet retweeted so much, my...read more
Longtime dating expert Julie Spira wrote a piece on HuffPo about a Vanity Fair article, Tinder and the Dawn of "Dating Apocalypse.". Update: Tinder just lost its mind on Twitter over a Vanity Fair story. Grab the popcorn, this is going to be good. I couldn't even...read more
Dating services employ any number of anti-fraud solutions. Over the years I've seen registered devices (doesn't work), geo-IP lookups and all sorts of home-brewed solutions. Are You Human is a technology used to fight bots, which supposedly account for 2/3's of most...read more
Cheater dating site Ashley Madison has been hacked by someone who worked there in the past in a technical capacity. The person was upset that AM was charging people to remove their profiles completely. Instead of doing what everyone else supposedly does, AM charged...read more
https://youtu.be/XXRNUaOi0Yk?list=PLF8A46E5A804409DA Fun look at POF from the early days. In 2006 POF served up 600M pageviews each month, earning $10,000 a day. LOL@ 1:58. The video owner has a video showing the new Match Mobile circa...read more