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Delightful Is Back, This Time As A Relationship Platform

PR NEWSWIRE - Oct 9 - The Match Group and Steve Harvey teamed up to create a new online dating platform, called The dating site is for relationship-minded singles. Steve Harvey will serve as the brand's Chief Love Officer by providing custom dating and relationship advice. ... tform.html

Mesh Filters Out Creepy Messages

CAMBIO - Oct 11 - There's a new online dating site for New Yorkers called Mesh that is built around smart filters, which filter out spam and fake gibberish messages. It can also detect vulgarity and 'text speak'. ... sages.html


Dating sites make millions each year from running their casually oriented dating traffic to Fling.
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Tinder Spammers Move To SMS

TECH CRUNCH - Oct 10 - Tinder for a long time had been flooded with spam bots – fake accounts that flirt with users in order to redirect them to adult sites and take their money. Tinder addressed the issue with a technical update. It cut down the in-app spam. However, it didn’t necessarily address the spamming activities themselves. According to a new report, Tinder bot spammers just moved to a new channel: SMS. ... o-sms.html Sells For $92k

OPW - Oct 9 - Thanks to Marc Lesnick for giving me a heads up on the auction of I caught it when the domain was at a $26k bid. I was tempted at that price, but the domain ended up selling yesterday for $91,800 to 'saidul84' a Mr Saidul Chowdhury from New York. I wonder what he'll do with it. I was surprised Spark Networks didn't pick it up, given that its their ticker symbol. ... r-92k.html


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DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Oct 7 - is a new dating site where members create 30-second videos displaying their interests and hobbies, earning 'ticks' if they are liked and 'icks' if they are not. Once members mutually tick each other, they can text or video message. The site charges L10 a month. ... files.html

Pulsate Is A new Wingman At Local Bars

TUAW - Oct 6 - Pulsate app intends to match people in real time at bars. Users sign up using Facebook. The next step is to find "pulsating" venues, meaning venues where other users are located. A user can only have five free matches and after that they must purchase more. ... -bars.html


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Zoosk Launched Photo Verification For Android

BUSINESS WIRE - Oct 7 - Zoosk’s patent-pending Photo Verification process allows members to have their profile photos compared to videos they submit. The system then certifies their profile photos with a badge. ... droid.html

Tinder Inspires Wave Of Wannabe Online Dating Apps

INQUISITR - Oct 5 - Tinder’s success inspired a lot of app makers. Luxy, for example, is the Tinder for the rich and luxurious. Mixxer targets users looking to have sex. There are apps that utilize the same swipe features. ... -apps.html


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