Match.com is now making $200M a quarter. In the not-too-distant future it’s going to be a billion dollar a year company. More at IAC.
Now this is interesting, eHarmony gets into matchmaking at $5,000 a pop.
Acquaintable has been acquired by LikeBright. Congrats to Nick and the LB team.
There’s a great new dating industry blog to check out. Talked to the founder today and I’m excited to see what they do. Example post: Why Are PlentyOf Fish Looking to Buy True.com? OPW says True.com Plans To Sell 43M Profiles To Another Dating Site.
Spark Networks Falls Behind In The Online Dating Revolution.
Dates Match Receives £750,000 in Funding to Grow Membership Base.
My friend started writing for Newsweek. While perusing the site I came across the fact that Fortress Investments, the New York-based hedge fund recently signaled its preliminary intent to loan Ashley Madison’s privately held parent, Avid Life Media – $50 million over two years.
In other news, AshleyMadison was sued by ex-worker who claims she wrote too many fake female profiles.
Mobile dating app, Hinge, has raised a $4M.
MeetMe Management Discusses Q3 2013 Results.
The Love VC: Why one investor is building a matchmaking empire.
How an online dating site keeps unwanted Tor suitors at bay. Of course they don’t mention the site, it’s a secret, just like Tor.
38% Of People Who Are “Single And Looking” Have Used A Dating Site Or App, Says Pew.
VentureBeat: 5 dates in 5 nights: Our spies test Grouper, Tinder & more. Fun overview of dating apps. Tindr gets slammed, as it should. It’s a great User Interface with low-quality matches, absolutely zero search.
PositiveSingles.com Creates a Safe Online Dating Environment for STD Positive Singles to Find Love.
Affectiva is doing some cool stuff with facial coding. Jetsons-esque, this could be a part of the online dating experience in the near future.
New startup Catalyst makes meeting new people at your current location easy, fun and safe.
MIT Alum’s ‘Carrot Dating’ App Lets Users Bribe Their Way to a First Date. Yuk.
RingMeMaybe is a disposable phone number generating app for iOS devices that creates real U.S. phone numbers in seconds. With RingMeMaybe, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can access unlimited numbers for convenient and anonymous communication, removing the need to ever publicly reveal primary phone numbers. This is the third anonymous calling company I’ve heard about in recent weeks offering calling services to daters.
One Man’s Epic Review of a Match.com for NFL Fans
Salon.com writes about The craziest OkCupid date ever
30% Of Single Japanese Men Have Never Dated A Woman
Tinder: The Movie (Official Fake Trailer)