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New Dating App Twine Looks To Dig Deeper

MERCURY NEWS - Sep 1 - Twine launched on July 31st and wants its users to connect based on common interest instead of relying on looks. Twine stands out by initially hiding members' identities and appearances, according to Mark Brooks, an iDating industry analyst and consultant. It vows to keep an even ratio of men to women in each city, which solves a criticism of digital dating that women get "inundated by guys and guys are often ignored," Brooks said. In 2011, for the first time, singles spent more time on dating apps than on dating websites, according to IBISWorld. "This app world we live in now is not going to be around forever," said Marc Lesnick, who organizes the annual iDate conference. Users continue to complain about the limited features available on their smaller smartphone screens, along with advertisers who don't like the size of their ads, Lesnick said. ... eeper.html

Bang With Friends Back In The App Store

CNET NEWS - Aug 29 - The app, which connects Facebook friends interested in hooking up, is back in the Store under new name "Down." Even though Bang With Friends is essentially a matchmaking service, Apple had apparently removed the app from the store for its rather brazen approach to such hookups. ... tore-.html


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SaladMatch Matches People For Salad Date

HUFFINGTON POST - Aug 28 - Salad Match is a new dating app from a New York-based fast-casual restaurant called Just Salad. Users connect through Facebook, reveal what kind of salad they prefer, which Just Salad location and what time they usually go to Just Salad. They are then presented with matches to meet up at Just Salad. ... -date.html

If Tinder And Snapchat Had A Baby, It Would Be Called Swipe

TECH CRUNCH - Aug 28 - Swipe is the latest in a series of “Tinder like” apps to pop up over the last year. GameChanger Labs, the startup behind the Swipe app, hopes to provide a bunch of features even after their users meet one another offline. The first feature it’s enabled allows users to send photos to their matches, and, just like Snapchat, have those pictures disappear after a period of time. The company is looking to add more interactions over time, including mobile games. The startup already has 15 employees working on building new features and interactions into the app, thanks to an undisclosed round of seed funding. ... swipe.html


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________________________________________________________________________ Stir Events Launches In Canada

PR NEWSWIRE - Aug 27 - Stir events are debuting this week in Canada with events in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. ... anada.html Wants To Launch In China

MYBROADBAND - Aug 27 - Noel Biderman is setting his sights on China after a controversial launch in Hong Kong. AshleyMadison received ~320K Hong Kong hits in the past year without spending anything on marketing. Government data show 30 out of 100 married couples filed for a divorce in 2011, twice as many as in 1991. The number of divorce cases hit a record high of 21,125 in 2012. ~ 640K people from China tried to access Ashley Madison in the past year before it was available, showing “a lot of pent-up demand” in the country, Biderman said. ... china.html


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Loveflutter: Boring People Need Not Apply

NY POST - Aug 25 - Loveflutter only admits “interesting” singles. Since launching in the spring, Loveflutter has ~2,000 members, evenly split between New York and London. Members have to pass a 10-question quiz to sign up with questions like: How many music gigs have you been to in the last six months? Boring people will be turned away. ... apply.html Offers Live Dating Advisor

PR WEB - Aug 25 -, a dating site for people with Herpes, HPV, HIV and other STDs, also provides members with support and information to take care of their physical, psychological and emotional health. The site has just launched a new service, the Live Dating Advisor to discuss personal issues with someone in real time. ... visor.html


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