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TrueView: New Micro-blogging Dating App

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - July 7 - TrueView is a new dating app that uses real time micro-blogging to hunt down potential matches. The app enables users to create a simple profile and then update it minute-by-minute with whatever they are doing, just like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Users can also mark their location so they can see if any potential dates are nearby.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... g-app.html

RubyRadar, A Dating Service For Rich Professionals

LIFEHACKER.COM.AU - July 5 - RubyRadar is a local online site targeting high-income professionals. It currently verifies members manually, but is working on integrating LinkedIn to verify that members work in the jobs that they claim. The site is shamelessly elitist; only 5000 members have signed up, the average income is $200,000 a year, and you will eventually have to pay an extra “executive price point” fee if you don’t want your income disclosed on the site. Right now, the site is free.

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Tinder Co-Founder Highlights How The App Actually Took Over College Campuses

BOSTINNO - July 3 - Although no one can deny Tinder’s success with millennials, Huffington Post’s claim that one Tufts student was solely responsible for starting the fad—and then hosting parties the company paid for—was wrong. “It wasn’t accurate at all,” said Justin Mateen, Tinder co-founder and CMO, referencing the piece published Tuesday. “We did have college reps, but it was very casual. It was a three-day thing, and it’s kind of secret what we did.” The site has since substantially edited their article, now titled: “Here’s One of the College Kids Helping Tinder Take Over Campuses.” “We believe in top-down marketing,” Mateen said, claiming the goal was to get “the right people” on board. Or, in more “politically correct” words, “Target the group that has the most influence over their peers." “We tried to create an experience that emulates how the real world works,” Mateen said. “What lights up a conversation is physical appearance. If someone you don’t want approaches you, you can just ignore them and move out of the way.” Mateen reports Tinder is now being used on every campus in the country, and is beginning to grow internationally. Now that students have adopted the app, however, a broader audience has started logging on. Upon launching, 75 percent of Tinder’s user base was between the ages of 18-24, according to Mateen. That number has since dropped to 67, with 25 percent of users now between the ages of 25-34. Tinder has facilitated more than 80 million matches since launching in October. In the last few days alone, 1.25 million matches have been made daily, with more than 6.1 billion profiles having been created.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... puses.html

Romain Bertrand Appointed UK Marketing Director At eHarmony

MARKETING WEEK - July 3 - Bertrand, who was a contender for this year’s Marketing Week Engage Award Senior Marketer of the Year, previously worked as Head of Marketing at JustGiving, also for Skype and PhotoBox. He replaces Ottokar Rosenberger, who left the company in December. The dating site launched in the UK five years ago after launching in the US in 2000. It claims to have contributed to ore than 11,000 marriages in the UK during that time. It claims to have 2.5 million registered users.

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New Website Launched As "Lifeline" To Online Dating Community

PR WEB - July 2 - FlashInsight Inc. has released a new website/app called Lots Of Fakes. The site will allow for members of all major online dating sites to log reviews of other members they've had experience with. The tool allows you to search and add reviews by site and username. The dating sites include Plenty Of Fish, Match.com, Zoosk and many others. The service is free.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... unity.html

eHarmony Co-founder Talks Online Dating Over 80, Same-sex Marriage

CBS NEWS - July 2 - Started nearly 13 years ago, the online dating site eHarmony has hit it off with many people, sparking the weddings of more than half-a-million people, and five percent of marriages nationwide each year. But now the company is experiencing success with a perhaps surprising growing demographic. Warren said, "We've had 88,000 people over 80 apply to eHarmony. We only go to 99. We don't know of any over 100." In addition to his company's success, Warren also discussed the controversy surrounding his company's stance on same-sex relationships. Warren, asked if they would have opened a separate same-sex relationship website on their own without the discrimination lawsuit, said, "I doubt that we would have because I didn't know anything about it." And then turning to the subject of same-sex marriages, Warren said, "Well, you know, that's been the biggest problem that we've had in America for the last few years. It's kind of nice that it's kind of moving in the direction now that it's taken care of. Now, we can turn to a much bigger issue: We only have about 25 percent of all marriages that work. We need to get about the task of figuring out how to make that 50 percent, 75 percent."

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... riage.html


Dating sites need to offer voice services to remain connected with their users...rather than disinheriting them when they want to speak on the phone - Mark Brooks

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Cupid Cleared Over 'Fake Profiles'

THE INDEPENDENT - July 1 - Online dating group Cupid was today cleared of using fake profiles to lure new members but warned it needs to overhaul its operations. The Company said a review by KPMG found there was “no evidence” its staff were misleading registered members into becoming fully paid subscribers. However, KPMG said Cupid’s staff needed to identify themselves more clearly to customers in the future because their current methods “could potentially lead to confusion”. Cupid was also told to sharpen up its marketing, governance, technical controls and risk management. Cupid said: “The board is pleased to have concluded this review and will continue to innovate and enhance the customer experience, whilst taking steps to ensure its recommendations are implemented and policies and procedures and best practice are complied with.” Shares in the company rose by more than 6% on the back of the findings of the probe, which took KPMG two months to complete.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... files.html

Airport Dating Is Taking Off

CANBERRA TIMES - June 24 - MeetAtTheAirport.com is for people who want to kill the extra time they have before their flight to meet like minded people. "People always tell you to meet in a public, safe place. What's safer than an airport?", said Steve Pasternack, the website's founder. Vino Volo is a small wine shop at the airport in Northern Virginia. Many people start their Parisian vacations with a glass of wine, and because seating is limited, Vino Volo often asks strangers if they wouldn't mind sitting together. At least one couple met there while waiting for a flight and later got engaged.

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