The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.
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Spark Networks Shutters Hurrydate
OPW - Jan 7 - All things have a beginning and an end, and today marks the end of Hurrydate after 14 years in business. The company was started by Ken Deckinger and Adele (Testani) Tongish. This speed dating company was acquired by Spark Networks in 2007. Read more on OPW.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ydate.html
Affiliate Network Payouts Spreadsheet Update
OPW - Jan 8 - You can now download the latest update to the Courtland Brooks Affiliate Network Payouts spreadsheet, designed to provide affiliate marketers and dating site owners with a comprehensive list of the affiliate programs in the industry. We've added OnlineDatingCash.com and Together Networks offers. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... pdate.html
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Courtem Brings Chivalry To Dating Apps
CULTURE MAP - Jan 8 - Much like Tinder, users receive a bunch of profiles, and they can look through pictures and see mutual Facebook friends. From there, however, they have the option to “Pass” if there’s no interest, “Hold” on to the profile for later or “Court.” If they pick the third option, users are prompted to propose a date in 140 characters or less and schedule a time for said date. So far, Courtem has more than 1,300 users in Dallas in less than a month of activity.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... apps-.html
Grindr For Equality Campaign
SO SO GAY - Jan 8 - Over 250K Grindr users worldwide have helped raise the profile of a range of equality issues, from human rights to sexual health, last year. The campaign continues to request submissions and information pertaining to the LGBT community where users live; individuals and like-minded groups are encouraged to send an email with basic contact information and a brief description of how the issue relates to the LGBT community, and how the campaign could provide assistance.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... paign.html
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Bristlr Accidentally Revolutionizing Online Dating
WASHINGTON POST - Jan 8 - Bristlr is a social network for guys with beards that will, among other things, tell you when you’re being message-spammed. The app is introducing some innovations that could add critical social context back to online dating. Aside from a copy/paste notification, the company is working on a rating feature that will let users grade the quality of their correspondents’ messages.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ating.html
The Grade, Dating Grades For New York City Boroughs
PR NEWSWIRE - Jan 7 - The Grade uses a proprietary algorithm that assigns letter grades to users ranging from "A+" to "F" based on three categories: profile quality, message quality, and responsiveness. The data shows that Manhattan men and women ranked highest on average with an "A" grade driven by quality user profiles, while Bronx men and women received on average an "F" grade due to low profile scores and poor message quality. Since its launch on November 10th, The Grade has gained traction in NYC with over 750K swipes, 6K matches, and 25K messages from NYC singles.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... oughs.html
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Train Spottings: Matchmaking For New Yorkers On The Move
LA TIMES - Jan 8 - Erika Christensen started Train Spottings, a matchmaking service for New York's subway riders. "If you want to meet someone, you have to go where people are. They're on the subway," said Christensen, who launched Train Spottings two years ago. Train Spottings recently claimed its first marriage. Erika approaches both men and women on the subway platforms and asks them whether they are single. If they say yes, she gives them her business card.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... move-.html
Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android
TECH CRUNCH - Jan 7 - Coffee Meets Bagel only serves users one match per day, based on connections through Facebook or in that user’s social graph. When a match is offered, and both users say “yes”, Coffee Meets Bagel sets up a date between the two potential lovebirds at a discount. The dating service is now available on Android. It launched on iOS in August 2014 and has since seen double-digit growth month-over-month in MAUs. Founder Dawoon Kang says that engagement is ~57% monthly.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... droid.html
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