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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

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Heng Ren Investments Urges Jiayuan.com To Reveal All Bids To Shareholders

STREET INSIDER - Dec 9 - On Dec 7, an agreement was announced between Baihe and Jiayuan.com to buy out shareholders at $7.56 per share, an increase from the previous bid of $7.20 from Vast Profit of Hong Kong. Heng Ren Investments believes this is a positive step in the right direction, but the bid is still 50% below full and fair value of $11.74 per share. Jiayuan.com has admitted it has received multiple buyout bids. Heng Ren urges Jiayuan to disclose to shareholders all the bids it has received.

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Lloyd Miller Now Holds 10.29% Of Spark Networks' Shares

FINANCIAL MAGAZINE - Dec 9 - Lloyd Miller is an insider in Spark Networks who is the latest to acquire shares in the corporation for which he is the current major shareholder. Lloyd has 2.66M shares right now (10.29% of Spark Networks' Market Cap). Osmium Partners holds 11.2%.

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A New Chance To Buy Into Match Group: IPO Quiet Period Expiration

SEEKING ALPHA - Dec 8 - The 25-day IPO quiet period on MTCH will come to an end on Dec 14, allowing the firm's IPO underwriters to publish reports and recommendations on Dec 15. Match Group's share price will likely see a temporary increase as a result of the release of underwriter reports.

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NHS Hooks Up With Dating App Tinder On Organ Donations

BBC.COM. - Dec 14 - The NHS has partnered with Tinder to raise awareness about organ donations. According to the latest NHS Blood and Transplant report, the number of people in the UK donating organs after death had fallen for the first time in more than a decade. NHS would like more young people join its campaign. Tinder has created celebrities profiles, including Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones MBE. The profiles will feature The Wait logo to draw attention to the importance of organ donations. Users who swipe right will match with these profiles and receive a message that says: "If only it was that easy for those in need of a life-saving organ to find a match."

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Pure, The Modern Version Of AdultFriendFinder, Wants To Educate Women

READRUSSIA - Dec 9 - "Pure" dating app is purely for sex. Users create a profile and they have only one hour to hook up. After an hour, their Pure profile self-destructs. Last week, Pure hired Elena Rydkina to be its sex evangelist. Pure, as many adult dating sites, lacks female subscribers and Ms. Rydkina is meant to lure them in with her teachings about being open about their sexual wishes. But there should also be a male version of Ms. Rydkina to educate the men about the importance of so many things such as: "It's a cool idea if both partners have an orgasm". Women are not the only ones in need of "teaching."

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

Virtual Reality Dating Will Be The Norm, Says eHarmony

INVERSE - Dec 13 - Paul Hollywood created VR social networking site vTime, which isn't specifically for dating right now, but he thinks it would be cool to use the tool for virtual dates. Digital lovers will interact via their virtual avatars and meet in virtual spaces. It'll serve as an accurate tool for pre-screening dates. eHarmony predicted that VR dating will be the norm by 2040.

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'Happn' Launches in Canada

TECHVIBES - Dec 9 - With 9M users in 35 cities around the world, the dating app "Happn" has recently raised a $14M Series B round to expand into new markets. The app is now present in Canada.

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

Ashley Madison App Rebounding To Pre-hack Highs

PRNEWSWIRE - Dec 8 - Despite its high-profile data breach, Ashley Madison app is bouncing back to pre-hack user numbers, according to the findings of the latest Android App Performance & Trends Report by AVG.

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


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