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Lunch Actually Platinum Caters To The Wealthy

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - June 28 - Lunch Actually Platinum, a new service by dating agency Lunch Actually, targets clients with an annual salary of over S$500K ($390K), and who are either business owners or hold a position of seniority in a company. Clients are charged between S$5K ($3.9K) and S$20K ($15.5K). Ms Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of the dating agency, said she has received many requests from her existing clients for such high end matchmaking services. ... althy.html

50% Of Online Daters Are Ashamed

PR NEWSWIRE - June 27 - A survey conducted by reveals that ~50% of people on dating sites have a problem with telling people they are looking for love on the Internet. 32% have only told relatives and only 18% are happy to tell everyone. On be2, 50% of the registered members have been single for less than 2 years. 47% of members registered on dating sites know at least one couple who met on the Internet. Be2 has seen the proportion of its customers who are over 55, more than double in the last six years. ... hamed.html


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Jiayuan Launches TMall Online Store

PR NEWSWIRE - June 27 - International, operator of the largest online dating site in China, has launched an online store on ("TMall"), one of China's most popular B2C online retail platforms. The TMall store will sell Jiayuan's "virtual stamp" products as well as subscription packages. ... store.html Goes Mobile

SOURCE WIRE - June 27 - Social discovery site releases location-based mobile apps. The app uses location-based software so users can see who are closest to them, real-time. Twoo saw 8.4M unique visitors in May 2012, more than double the amount reported in December. People use the site to meet like-minded people for dating or friendship. ... obile.html


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Analysis: eHarmony Had Several Password Security Fails

CNET NEWS - June 26 - An analysis of passwords stolen from eHarmony and leaked to the Web recently reveals several problems with the way eHarmony handled password encryption and policies, according to a security expert. The biggest problem clearly was that the passwords, although encrypted and obscured with a hashing algorithm, were not "salted," which would have increased the amount of work password crackers would need to do, writes Mike Kelly, a security analyst at Trustwave SpiderLabs. 99.5% of the passwords did not contain a special character, but 57% contained letters and numbers. Also, the word "love" was the most commonly occurring password of those that were examined, the analysis found. ... fails.html

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AVN - June 25 - Dating Factory has launched a “100% Summer” promotion. The promo, which started in June 16th and runs through the end of August, lets partners keep 100% net of sales revenue for all new sales that exceed the previous period’s total. ... otion.html


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Dating En Masse With Grouper

SFBG - June 26 - Grouper is a mixture of online matchmaking, blind dating, and networking. It pairs up two friend groups based on their Facebook profiles, as well as their answers to a short n survey focused on details like height and religion. After all three friends pay a $20 per-person registry fee online, and respond to any necessary Grouper emails, the encounter takes place entirely in the flesh. Users gather at the assigned date, time, and bar for complimentary drinks. Venues that partner with Grouper provide a round of free drinks in exchange for new customers Grouper brings through the door. Grouper is currently available in San Francisco and New York. ... ouper.html

Matchmaking Service An Alternative To Web Dating

TELEGRAM.COM - June 24 - Even with the popularity of Internet dating sites, matchmakers has survived. They make up ~14% of the $2 billion dating industry. Through eLove Matchmaking, Ms. McGraw, of Lexington, met seven men before she was introduced to the Littleton man who became her boyfriend. They’ve been together for a year. eLove consultants ask a lot of questions before they match a potential couple. Computers help them search the client database to find matches faster, but otherwise, technology hasn’t changed the business, said Paul Falzone, the company’s CEO and co-owner. It’s still about getting to know people. eLove, which is based in Norwell, has ~40 offices in the US and recently opened three in Canada. The company is expected to earn $18M in revenue this year, up from $15M in 2011. ... ating.html



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