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UK Dating Site ‘Muddy Matches’ Is For Farmers

FOOD BEAST - Apr 8 - MuddyMatches.co.uk which caters exclusively to farmers. The dating site is the brainchild of Lucy and Emma Reeves, two English sisters who were less than satisfied with the dating pool in their local farming communities. MuddyMatches launched in 2007 and is now “the UK’s premier farmer dating site.”

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On Matrimony.com, India's Arranged Marriages Hit The Web

BUSINESS WEEK - Apr 5 - Bharat Matrimony has brokered ~2M marriages. It helps parents arrange marriage by caste, complexion (dark to fair), and religious values (orthodox to liberal). Its Elite Matrimony unit, an offline service for the wealthy who don’t want their children’s profiles floating around the Web, can cost up to 400K rupees ($7,370) for a three-month subscription that provides a “relationship manager”. For the less affluent, the company is rolling out new products such as lists of 10 potential suitors for 1K rupees. The BharatMatrimony.com website has had 20M customers to date, with 10% finding partners via the site. Marriage is the stated goal, many posts are managed by parents. Matchmaking via the Web has become a big part of India’s $37 billion wedding industry.

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Traditional Dating No Safer Than Dating Online

HOUSTONIAN ONLINE - Apr 4 - The Crime Victims Institute at Sam Houston State University published a study comparing the dating safety and victimization rates between traditional relationships and online relationships. Online daters tended to have a slightly lower victimization rate than traditional daters. People are paying higher amounts of attention when dating on the internet.

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'Bang With Friends' Helped 200,000 Couples Connect

BUSINESS INSIDER - Apr 2 - Bang With Friends, a three-month-old Facebook app that helps users find friends who want to hook up is gaining a lot traction. BWF has amassed ~820K users and has 200K pairs, which is what happens when two people agree to meet in person. 70% of BWF's users are between the ages of 18 and 34.

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Martini: New Groupon-Like Dating App

BUSINESS INSIDER - Apr 2 - Martini App lets a group of friends to go out with another group of friends. Users pick up to three Facebook friends, and are matched with a similar group each night at midnight. They then have 24 hours to decided if they would like to go out with that group.

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Facebook's Graph Search Would Make Online Dating Awkward

BUSINESS INSIDER - Apr 2 - When Facebook announced Graph Search, industry experts said it could kill online dating. That was before anyone had actually used graph search. Sam Yagan, CEO of both OkCupid & Match.com said, "I used graph search and it showed me people who meet my criteria but that didn't mean I wanted to date those people." Neil Strauss, author of "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists," said "Facebook is doing a lot of strange things lately to appeal to shareholders. Allowing guys or marketers to just reach into user's inboxes is a threat to user loyalty. Sean Suhl, cofounder of Let's Date agrees, "I would feel awkward about contacting a stranger or friend of a friend on Facebook for romantic reasons because not everyone on Facebook is there to meet people. Markus Frind, CEO of POF, agrees, "Facebook isn't going to kill dating sites. Its all about intent. If you signup to POF there are millions of people who made the decision to signup because they want to be a in relationship." Facebook is already one of the top places people meet and hook up. Dan Slater, author of "Love in the Time of Algorithms" points out, "We all know that people have already been using Facebook for dating, and that Facebook is the biggest online dating site in the world, even though it doesn't think of itself as an online dating site."

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Facebook Might Be Buying Bang With Friends For $30 Million

TECH2 - Apr 2 - It looks like it is time for Facebook to immerse itself into the world of dating. Rumours have emerged that Facebook might be mulling over buying controversial app Bang With Friends. The purchase of Bang With Friends will officially mark Facebook’s foray into the world of online dating. Using the app, users can figure out people in your friend list who could potentially be up for sexual encounters. Facebook also apparently tried to clone the product before approaching the founders of Bang With Friends. Yahoo too seems to have Bang with Friends on its radar as a possible acquisition.

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CreditScoreDating.com: Money Talk Before Marriage

THE BULLETIN - Mar 31 - Research shows that money is the No. 1 reason couples fight and a main reason marriages split up. In spite of that, most couples do not talk about money before they marry, says Terri Orbuch of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. People often seemed ashamed to bring up financial concerns. Part of the reason for that disconnect may be that we are hard-wired to ignore practical concerns in the throes of romance, said Arthur Aron, a social psychologist at Stony Brook University. Romantically induced financial trauma, though, tends to stick. Dating site Creditscoredating.com includes credit scores in members’ profiles. The owner, Niem Green, said most of his members, a majority of them male, had been hurt financially in previous relationships.

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