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Tinder Has Made 1 Billion Matches
TECH CRUNCH - Mar 14 - Tinder is announcing that it has made 1B matches between its users. The company isn’t disclosing how many registered or active users it has.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tches.html
"Facefeed" Dating App: No Profiles, Just Selfies
BUSINESS INSIDER - Mar 14 - The new iOS app Facefeed relies on the art of taking selfies and looking nice. There’s no profile to set up. It doesn’t link with any social networks. Users just log in, take a selfie, and put it out there in the world. If someone thinks their selfie looks nice, that person can write them a message.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... fies-.html
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Dating In The Age Of Mobile Is A Full Time Job
FORBES - Mar 10 - At a panel at SXSW in Austin, Greg Liberman, the CEO of Spark Networks, spoke about the history of online dating. Mobile has completely taken over dating. Singles, especially those in their twenties, love texting to get to know people. 50% of those aged 21-to 26 report texting a few times a day before going on a date. 68% of singles still think it's important to talk on the phone before a face-to-face date. Dating is now a 24 hour a day activity. 44% check their phone first thing in the morning. A quarter of all singles aged 21 to 26 actually sleep with their phone in bed with them.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... e-job.html
eHarmony To Use Post-Date Feedback To Make Better Matches
CHICAGO TRIBUNE - Mar 11 - Datebook is a new feature on eHarmony's mobile app. Users can rate their dates on a scale of one to four and eHarmony will work that information into its algorithms to find them better future matches. eHarmony is the first of the big online dating sites to use post-date feedback to shape future matches, said Mark Brooks, editor of onlinepersonalswatch.com. Datebook also allows users to store contact and calendar information about all of their dates, plus any notes they wish to jot down about their experiences.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tches.html
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HatchLabs' Co-Founder Is Creating His Third Dating App
BUSINESS INSIDER - Mar 10 - Sway CEO Adam Huie is currently working on his third dating app. All of Huie's apps - Let's Meet, Sway, and his new one, Tryst - use a similar anonymous matching interface in which couples can only find out more about each other if they both agree to do so. Sway just partnered with Bravo TV and its new show "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male." Sway specifically created this new app for the show. Previously, Huie co-founded Hatch Labs, the mobile incubator that launched Tinder. In June, Huie became CEO of dating startup Let's Date. He left Let's Date for Sway, which is essentially Let's Date with a different name and a slightly tweaked user interface.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... g-app.html
Hint: Vicinity Dating App
BOSTINNO - Mar 10 - Hint is a new online dating app that is currently in Beta mode. Here's how it works: When users go out, wherever they are, they can check into the app, like FourSquare, and then upload a photo of themselves with a description of what they're wearing. If they spot somebody they like, they can look for them on the app and send them one of the pre-written messages that will vary depending where they are.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -app-.html
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Online Making Up Apps Sprung Up
NY TIMES - Mar 11 - Couple Counseling & Chatting is a free app created by a real-life therapist, Marigrace Randazzo-Ratliff. It helps couples figure out why they’re arguing. Other new apps meant to enhance communication and ease or prevent conflicts have sprung up, such as Embre and Romantimatic. Older apps include Fix a Fight and Love Maps. Since its release on Feb. 12, Couple Counseling & Chatting, has had ~17K downloads, ~70% of them by men.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ng-up.html
ArabianDate.com - New International Dating Site
PR WEB - Mar 12 - ArabianDate.com is a newly launched International dating site that connects single men with women from the Arab region. ArabianDate is part of the AnastasiaDate that runs sites such as AnastasiaDate.com, AsianDate.com, AmoLatina.com, ArabianDate.com and AfricaBeauties.com.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... site-.html
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