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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate. http://www.internetdatingconference.com - Beverly Hills: June 5-06

- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2014.com/idate-industry-app.php

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:~ TOP ONLINE PERSONALS WATCH NEWS ITEMS ~:


RSVP In Talks With Oasis Active For A Possible Merger

AFR - Feb 4 - Free Aussie dating site, Oasis Active, has approached Fairfax's RSVP dating site about a merger or partnership. Both sites have come under pressure from international rivals like eHarmony and Tinder. An alliance, rather than a merger, was more likely.

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


Match.com Q4 2014 Results: Revenue up 12%

IAC - Feb 5 - Match.com Q4 revenue was ~204M, up 12% YOY. Revenue growth was driven by an increase in subscribers. Operating income was $81.4M, up 30% YOY. Profits increased due to higher revenue and lower customer acquisition costs. In Dec, IAC created a new unit called Match Group that will focus on expanding the company's online-dating business. The new group will include IAC's Match businesses, Tutor.com, DailyBurn and IAC's investment in Skyllzone.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... up-12.html

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With 22 million members worldwide and $65M+ in affiliate payouts to date, many dating sites work with Ashley Madison to monetize married members. See http://bit.ly/LQ2Cx8 or contact affiliates@ashleymadison.com today
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The Dating Lounge: New Invitation Only Facebook Dating App

PR WEB - Feb 7 - The Dating Lounge is an invitation-only dating community where friends can date each other’s Facebook friends. Invited members can join for free and invite 10 of their friends to join. Members use real names and profile page is pulled from Facebook.

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


Berlin’s Tinder Competitor Mbrace Raised A Seven-figure Funding

VENTURE VILLAGE - Feb 5 - Mbrace, the Berlin-based social discovery app, is similar to Tinder. Users swipe through profiles. Only matched users can chat within the app.

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

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SafeCharge, helping dating merchants accept payments in a click with personalized payment page plus state of the art risk management platform to minimize fraud.
Visit www.safecharge.com/internetdating to learn more.
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Jess, Meet Ken: Women Play The Matchmakers

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL - Feb 3 - On a new dating site, Jess Meet Ken, women create profiles of single men they know but are not romantically interested in, who could be good matches for other women. Women can then be introduced to a man that another woman vouches for. "Women know how to sell a guy better than a guy knows how to sell himself," said Ken Deckinger, the site's founder. Deckinger previously co-founded speed dating and online dating service HurryDate which was sold to Spark Networks in 2007

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


Online Dating Now Responsible For Majority Of First Dates

BETABEAT - Feb 5 - This year’s Singles in America study, released by Match.com, showed that singles are more likely to get a date online than any other way. 31% of respondents' first dates stemmed from an online connection. Friend-of-a-friend connections accounted for 25% of first dates. Meeting through work came in third place (8%), while meeting at a bar came in last with 6%.

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

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Dating sites make millions each year from running their casually oriented dating traffic to Fling.
Email greg@globalpersonalsmedia.com for special treatment
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SNAP Interactive Saw 57% Increase In New Subscribers YOY

PR NEWSWIRE - Feb 4 - Snap Interactive, a social dating developer and owner of AYI.com, saw the number of active subscribers on AYI.com increased 5% during Jan 2014 and 57% of new subscribers YOY.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-yoy.html


Russian Gay Dating App Blocked In Sochi

TOWLEROAD - Feb 4 - Hunters, a gay hook-up app popular in Russia, came under an attack by hackers. All users received an anonymous threat which read: "You will be arrested and jailed for gay propaganda in Sochi according to Russian Federal Law". Hunters is blocked in Sochi and Adler now, and ~72K user profiles were deleted throughout Russia. Maybe the Russian Government implemented Turkish practices where Grindr has been banned for almost half a year.

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

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The OPW/iDate Dating Business Insider is first and the largest weekly news summary
in the dating industry. Since 2004.

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:~ TWITTER ~:

Online Personals Watch newsfeed: http://twitter.com/internet_dating
iDate events and updates: http://twitter.com/idateconference
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The business conference for the dating industry @ InternetDatingConference.com

Industry Message Boards @ mb.InternetDatingConference.com

Conference Organiser, Marc Lesnick, info@idate2014.com, 212-722-1744

Online Personals Watch, www.onlinepersonalswatch.com or opw1.com

Editor: Mark Brooks, mark@onlinepersonalswatch.com, 212-444-1636


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