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Dating Site For Baby-ready Singles

ICENEWES - June 28 - Danish dating site babyklar.nu (baby-ready) connects people who are ready to have babies. The site launched last Monday and gets ~50 new members per hour, with slightly over half of them being men. Last year, Denmark’s birth rate dropped to its lowest level in over 20 years, about 1.7 children per women.

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AshleyMadison Comes To Japan

WSJ/TOKYO REPORTER - July 1 - With more than 19 million anonymous members worldwide, the infidelity service on Monday launched its operation in Japan. Until 2010, AshleyMadison only operated in North America. Japan is AM's 28th country, first in Asia. In the first four days, The website had logged 230,000 visits and 70,000 members. The company had targeted 100,000 members in the first month, and 1.2 million in the first year. Male users pay 4,900 yen for 100 credits — the currency used to interact with women, who do not pay. To engage in an email conversation with a female user requires five credits. For chatting, the fee is based on the elapsed time, much like a taxi meter. Virtual gifts with a message can also be sent. Interaction across international borders is possible.

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Facebook's Mobile App Install Ads Tool Is Helping AYI Acquire New Users

MINYANVILLE - June 28 - Launched in 2007, AYI was one of the first dating applications on Facebook. Today, the app has 20 million Facebook-connected profiles. Thanks to Facebook's mobile ad apps launched last fall, the dating site is expanding further, particularly into mobile. Mobile is currently AYI’s fastest growing segment, with the Android app debuting in April (61,000 downloads as of June 11) and with the company’s iOS app getting a major overhaul last month (4 million downloads). Mobile logins account for 15% of daily AYI logins, but nearly one-third of new users are on mobile devices. Facebook’s Mobile App Install Ads tool also allows AYI to optimize the way it acquires new customers down to specific details. Explaining that process with an example, Cliff Lerner, CEO of Snap Interactive, the owner of AIY, said: "What this tool allows us to do is literally say: We want to [reach] a 30- to 40-year-old female who lives in New York City who's on an iOS device, and it will tell us how much it will cost, how much we’ll pay [to reach] that user. Not only that -- you can take that to a whole other level; we want to target the same user, but also only if they like the Tar Heels." AYI does not release official statistics about the effectiveness of its dating services, but the app does have 3.3 million likes on Facebook.

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Second-time Brides Fuelling Rise In Weddings

IOL - June 27 - The number of marriages has gone up for the second year in a row, partly thanks to a growth (6.5% increase) in couples in their late 50s and 60s getting hitched for a second or third time. 15% of all weddings involved a husband and wife both marrying for the second time.

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Let’s Date Names New CEO

ALLTHINGSD - June 25 - Let's Date, the mobile matchmaking app startup, named Adam Huie its new CEO. Huie was a co-founder and director of strategy and operations at Hatch Labs, the development shop responsible for creating Tinder. Tinder is Let’s Date’s largest competitor. After Tinder was built, parent company IAC shut down Hatch Labs and shuttered many of the projects within. Tinder, the most successful app to come out of Hatch Labs by far, is still up and running under IAC’s ownership. Huie and Let’s Date prefer the more detailed, full-profile approach. “We actually want to match folks together to go on a date, so we provide extra features after the match,” said Huie.

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Online Matrimony On The Rise, So Is The Divorce Rate

TIMES OF INDIA - June 26 - Online matrimony portals are concerned that the rising tide of divorces across India could threaten their businesses. They are offering counselling services and free books on the dos and don'ts of a happy marriage. It is estimated that nearly half of marital break-ups involve partners who met online. "About seven cases out of every 10 that I handle are of marriages arranged through matrimonial websites," said UjwalaMandgi, a divorce lawyer. The online matrimony market is growing ~30% annually. Posting incorrect information on age, religion or marital status are the most common problems in online marriage portals, as is lying about salary.

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DateEvent.com Focuses On Getting Users Offline

BUSINESS WIRE - June 25 - DateEvent.com is a new dating site that allows users to create or join 'date events', essentially a date for 2 people at a set location. The service launches today in London. Users are free to create or join date events but require 1 token at the point of confirmation. At launch, a token is 3.60 pounds, though a deal allows 5 for the price of 3.

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Tinder Getting Popular In Australia

WATODAY - June 24 - Tinder, the new social dating app, is taking off in Australia. Tinder created 63M matches worldwide since its launch late last year. Tinder extracts user's Facebook data to find matches based on his/her likes and mutual friends. Users scroll through peoples' profile pictures and either 'like' or reject each one. If they happen to 'like' someone who's taken a prior liking to them, they're then introduced in a private chat. Tinder is currently growing at a rate of 4-5% every day in Australia, which is in line with the growth of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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