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Grindr's Appeal Is Its Simplicity

NY TIMES - Mar 10 - Grindr is approaching its fourth anniversary and has amassed ~5M users who spend ~90 minutes each day using the app. Billions of messages fly across the service every year, and 76% of the company’s revenue comes from money generated by Grindr premium users. Jamie Woo, author of the book, Meet Grindr, How One App Changed the Way We Connect, says Grindr’s main purpose is to facilitate hookups that are “spontaneous and intimate". He said the primary appeal of Grindr is its simplicity. The app also focuses on proximity rather than location.

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Spark Networks Q4 And Full Year 2012 Financial Results

PRESS RELEASE - Mar 8 - SparkNetworks 2012 revenue increased 27% to $61.7M. Q4 '12 revenue totaled $16.3M, also a 27% YOY increase. The Christian Networks segment was the primary driver of that growth. Christian Network 2012 revenue increased 101% to 31.6M and average paying subscribers grew 80% to 168K. Q4 company-wide average paying subscribers grew 31% to 279K. Net loss in the Q4 was $10.5M compared to a net loss of $1.1 in Q4 2011.

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CEO Of Cupid Plc Buys 865,000 Shares At 114p

THE MOTLEY FOOL - Mar 8 - The shares of Cupid climbed 3p to 120p during early trading this morning after CEO Bill Dobbie revealed he had invested L1M in his firm. This week, Cupid's 2012 results showed sales up 51% to L81M.

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MeetMe Reports Full Year 2012 Financial Results

PRESS RELEASE - Mar 8 - MeetMe reported $46.7M in revenue in 2012, which represents a 31% increase over the $35.6M of Combined Revenue of Quepasa and myYearbook during the same period of 2011. Q4 Revenue totaled $11.6M, which represents a 23% increase over the $9.5M of Combined Revenue of Quepasa and myYearbook during the same period of 2011. Mobile revenue grew 25% sequentially to $2.2M in the Q4 2012 and 355% compared to the same period of 2011 and 355% compared to the same period of 2011. “This year was foundational for the company,” said John Abbott, CEO of MeetMe. “We look to continue mobile revenue growth in 2013 through a combination of a new mobile subscription product, MeetMe+, and new premium advertising placements in our mobile feed." MeetMe averaged 5.51M monthly active users (MAUs) on the core MeetMe platform in the Q4 2012, an YOY increase of 85%.

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Are You Interested? Launches New Features

PR NEWSWIRE - Mar 6 - AreYouInterested? has launched of several new 'social' features designed to integrate a user's friends into the online dating experience. AYI users will now be able to view the friends in common when looking for potential dates, search for singles through their friends, and search for singles with mutual or related interests. AYI is also introducing robust interest searching in order to deliver more relevant matches for singles.

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WorldSingles Networks Introduces Arabic Into Its White Label Dating Platform

WSN - Mar 5 - With ~72M Internet users, a population of ~400M and aggressive mobile growth, the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region is booming with opportunities for the personals industry. White label dating provider WorldSingles Networks realized that they are missing out on the majority of the addressable market due to their lack of Arabic language localization. As of today, their white label matchmaking solution and ArabLounge, the dating site for the Arab diaspora, are available in Arabic.

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Cupid Plc's Profits Rise

REUTERS - Mar 5 - Cupid Plc's profits rose 31%. Cupid Plc reported pretax profit of 9.2M pounds ($13.9M), compared to 7M in 2011. Cupid said it wooed 1.78M new subscribers to its websites last year, with particularly strong growth in France and the U.S. Revenues for 2012 increased by 51% to 80.9M pounds. Cupid's share price slid ~28% in February, the biggest monthly fall since the company was floated on London's junior AIM market in June 2010. Last month, the BBC published a report featuring claims from members who said that they suspected that fake communications had been used to encourage them to buy subscriptions. Cupid denied the claims and said that it only acted "in a legal and appropriate manner".

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iovation Launches TrustScore To Identify Good Customers

PRESS RELEASE - Mar 5 - iovation, the provider of device reputation protecting businesses against online fraud, launchedTrustScore service. TrustScore identifies website visitors that are most likely to be trustworthy—even if they’ve never visited the site before. It accomplishes this by analyzing a consumer’s online activity from their collective devices and assigning a rating to those devices based on historical behavior.

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