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Minnesota Senator Introduced Bill To Protect Users' Privacy On Mobiles
USA TODAY - Mar 27 - As mobile dating proliferates, the focus no longer is just on daters leery of scams or sexual predators but also on keeping their location confidential. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced legislation requiring companies to get customers' permission before collecting location data off their mobile devices and sharing it with others. It's a move that would greatly affect dating sites and apps.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... biles.html
Match.com Partners With Major League Baseball
THE STREET - Mar 24 - Match.com has formed a partnership with MLB to boost its subscription base. Match.com's paying users can put a MLB logo of their favorite team on their profile page and search for other users who like the same team.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ball-.html
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Brandon Wade, A Never-Been-Kissed Nerd, Built A 'Sugar Baby' Empire
BUSINESS INSIDER - Mar 27 - Brandon Wade has built SeekingArrangement.com, a dating site for "generous" men who are OK with paying for dates, and the women who are happy to accept the money. He's also a master of PR and word-of-mouth marketing. Last September Wade started Carrot Dating, a mobile app that requires men to offer bribes to women for dates. "In the very beginning I was a very lonely, shy and socially inept child", said Wade. "My mother told me to study very hard so I would be successful and rich which would make dating easier."http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... pire-.html
RSVP Strikes Deal With Oasis Active
THE AUSTRALIAN - Mar 24 - Fairfax Media dating site RSVP has struck an alliance with the Ten Network-backed dating site Oasis Active. Fairfax will pay Ten $5M for 25% of the free-to-air broadcaster’s shareholding, which stands at 40%. The remainder is owned by private investors. The agreement values Oasis at ~$40m. The dating sites have come under pressure from a new wave of free mobile apps led by Tinder, which has already been adopted by 5% of the Australian population.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... lding.html
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Zoosk Adds Safeway EVP And CMO Diane Dietz To Board Of Directors
BUSINESSWIRE - Mar 26 - Zoosk appointed Safeway Executive VP and CMO Diane Dietz to its Board of Directors. Dietz will provide guidance to drive subscriptions across Zoosk’s mobile and online dating platforms.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ctors.html
Match.com Organizes Events For Dog Lovers
THE DRUM - Mar 26 - Match.com has launched a series of social events to bring people together through a shared interest. The first event, Bark in the Park, will see dog-lovers meet in Battersea Park, London on April 5th. At the L5 event, attendees will mingle and enjoy complimentary refreshments while their dogs get involved with activity sessions and a pooch soft play area. The entry fees will be given to the Dog's Trust.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... overs.html
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UK Lesbian Dating App "Dattch" Launches In US
THE GUARDIAN - Mar 23 - Dattch, the free UK-based lesbian dating app has just launched in the US. It faces competition from Brenda, which is like Grindr for lesbians. Based on the Pinterest model, where users upload pictures of things they like, Dattch allows users to create a kind of personality mood board, making profiles much more revealing. A new member has to verify her account by linking it up to her Facebook page.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-us.html
In-Person Flirtation Is Becoming Extinct
FORBES - Mar 22 - Singles are now using dating apps to meet potential partners even in environments such as Davos and SXSW when they are physically surrounded by smart, attractive and interesting singles. According to Spark Networks’ latest study one third of singles agree it’s less intimidating asking someone on a date via SMS vs. a phone call. 55% of singles agree their mobile makes it easier to flirt and get to know someone.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tinct.html
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