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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

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Snap Interactive Partners With Match.com

PR NEWSWIRE - Dec 3 - Snap Interactive, a social dating developer and owner of AYI.com, partners with Match.com. The partnership will feature various integrations of Match.com's dating properties into AYI.com. The partnership has a three month term, which will begin when the integrations are live and have driven subscriptions to Match.com.

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


FirstDate.com To Partner With Leading Scandinavian Newspapers

OPW - Dec 6 - FirstDate.com, the fastest growing Scandinavian dating site, is partnering with leading newspapers in Sweden (Expressen, 3M unique visitors), Denmark (Berlingkse Tidene, 1.5M uniques) and Norway. FirstDate.com will power their sex, love and dating category.

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

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Avalable: Facebook For Asian Singles

TECH IN ASIA - Dec 5 - Avalable is a Thailand-based social dating app. The app helps singles locate compatible matches within their own city using Facebook and GPS. The app has recently added 15 languages as it prepares to go global. Avalable will also offer horoscope-based matching and social gaming on the platform.

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


Shaadi Skips Straight To The Wedding

THE ATLANTIC - Dec 5 - The online dating scene in India is primarily matrimonial sites. Shaadi.com is, intuitively, a wedding arranged via the Internet. 90% of marriages in India still classify as “arranged”. 1 in 8 singles use the matrimonial sites. The online matrimony market is valued at ~$81M with an annual growth rate of 30%. There are 44M Indians who now have smartphones, giving “hookup apps” like Tinder a huge market. Tinder is seeing ~4% percent daily growth in its Indian user base. Grindr has ~11K members in India.

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

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Online Dating Is Popular In Argentina

CLARIN.COM - Dec 2 - According to ComScore Argentina, 6.6% of the ~18K people surveyed in Sep this year visited dating sites. 27% of women were 15-24 years, and 24 % of men 25 -34. "Online dating has become a more attractive alternative," says Mariela Stescobich, Match.com spokeswoman for Latin America. Match.com claims 2.1M members from Argentina and visits grew 185% last year. Popular mobile apps in Argentina are Tinder, Badoo, Down and Grindr.

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


eHarmony Officially Rolls Out Premium Matchmaking Service eH+

BUSINESS WIRE - Dec 2 - eHarmony has launched its new matchmaking service eH+ which is a combination of online dating with an experienced matchmaker who will work personally with the clients. eH+ is priced at $5K a year. The service launched in Beta at the beginning of November and, according to the company, exceeded the expectations.

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Badoo Wants To Shake Up Dating Market In US And UK

BLOOMBERG - Dec 3 - Badoo has attracted ~200M people worldwide, 25M of them are active. The challenge is now to expand beyond its strongholds in Southern Europe and Latin America. Badoo is eyeing Asia, UK and US. The company has been profitable since 2009, and sales last year expanded ~33% to $200M. It has hired Goldman Sachs Group as an adviser and doesn’t rule out an IPO. Meetic and Match.com are not concerned about the challenge from Badoo. Sam Yagan said his service is superior to Badoo and is rated higher by users.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... nd-uk.html


Chinese Gay Dating App Blued Gets 2M Users In First Year

GAY STAR NEWS - Dec 2 - Gay dating app Blued claims 2M users since its launch in Aug '12 and plans to launch Pinkd, a dating app for Chinese lesbians. The startup firm behind the apps, DanLan, is yet to figure out how to make money but attracted a $3M investment this year. It is estimated that there are ~25M gay men in China but most choose to marry to keep their parents happy.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -year.html

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