eamorenyc logoFor a number of years the dating industry has gathered a few times a year across the globe at various iDate conferences. Most industry insiders have been to iDate Miami (South Beach), which is considered the Big Event of the dating industry each year. Great hallway and poolside networking, location and overall fun place to blow an expense account for a few days in the deepest depths of winter.

Given how much the dating industry has changed in a few short years (or not changed, depending on your viewpoint), it is time to add new dating industry events to the mix. Over the last few months I have been helping out eAmore NYC, a series of dating industry events put together by Maria Serendina in New York City.

The first eAmore NYC, held in Brooklyn in early 2011, featured a number of distinguished speakers and over 150 guests. The even was so successful that Maria is going to host another one.

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Here’s the deal. The next eAmore NYC event will take place on Tuesday, June 28th.  The summit will showcase innovation in the space, spanning topics such as financing/exits, startups, pivots, online dating in the context of making dating more social, local, mobile and much more.

Afterparty will follow at the same venue – perfect for meeting other dating site executives, startups, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and service providers.

Co-Founder and CEO of OkCupidSam Yagan, is the Keynote.  Founder & Chairman of MeetMoiAndrew Weinreich, returns as the moderator; panelists include (in alphabetical order): David Evans (Editor of Online Dating Insider), Alex Harrington (CEO of MeetMoi), Adam Ludwin (VC at RRE Ventures),  Chris Mirabile (Co-Founder and CEO of The Hotlist), Dan Osit (Co-Founder of Ignighter), and Aaron Schildkrout (Co-Founder & Co-CEO of HowAboutWe).  We will also have demos from Brainiac Dating (Lawrence Chernin), Clique in NYC (Christy Purington),  Luv@FirstTweet (Jonathan Lehr) andMoonit (Dana Kanze) and Parlor.fm (Joel Schwartz)Cliff Lerner (President and CEO of SNAP Interactive) joins as one of the judges.


  • Keynote – Sam Yagan, OkCupid
  • Q&A (moderated by Andrew Weinreich, MeetMoi)
  • Panel (6×6) – each one of the 6 panelists does a 6- minute teach-in (topics TBA)
    1. David Evans, Online Dating Insider
    2. Alex Harrington, MeetMoi
    3. Adam Ludwin, RRE Ventures
    4. Chris Mirabile, The Hotlist
    5. Dan Osit, Ignighter
    6. Aaron Schildkrout, HowAboutWe
  • Q & A
  • Demos
    • Brainiac Dating
    • Clique in NYC
    • Luv@FirstTweet
    • Moonit
    • Parlor.fm
  • Judging
    • David Evans, Online Dating Insider
    • Clifford Lerner, SNAP Interactive
    • Adam Ludwin, RRE Ventures
    • Andrew Weinreich, MeetMoi
    • Sam Yagan, OkCupid

Demo’ing companies:

  • Brainiac Dating – combining games and dating into an online community for smart singles; 25K active members and 2.2K avg page views/day – www.brainiacdating.com
  • Clique – an invite-only dating site connecting friends of friends – http://cliqueinnyc.com/
  • Luv@FirstTweet – Twitter-based online dating service – http://www.luvatfirsttweet.com/
  • Moonit– astrology and psychology-based social compatibility tool for evaluating relationships for flirting and friendship; 300K users – http://moonit.com/
  • Parlor.fm – social networking app that enables voice chats with others with the same interests or with people that may have the information, advice or guidance that one needs; the service will launch at TechCrunch Disrupt on May 23rd – http://parlor.fm/about.php.


If you’d like to sponsor this event/the organization, be on the panel, or demo your service, please contact us.

Early bird: $10 (May 9-May 19) |Regular: $15 (May 20 – June 9) | Last call: $20 (June 9 – June 28