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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:45 pm 

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The OPW/iDate Industry Insider is the weekly news summary for the dating industry


The future of the dating business is June 20-22, 2012 in LA. Mobile Dating. Speakers include the co-founder of Badoo, Grindr and others. Special pre-sessions include: mobile marketing, developing a mobile strategy for dating and others. Also, the 1st Dating Coach conference hosted by Evan Marc Katz.

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White Label Dating Providers Comparison Study ... study.html


U.S. Dating Services Market Reached $2.1 Billion

MARKETWIRE - Feb 3 - Market Research has released a new report "The U.S. Dating Services Market". The U.S. dating services market is a now a $2.1 billion business. Dating website revenues are expected to grow only 7.5% this year as the U.S. ... llion.html

BharatMatrimony Files Complaint Against Google

INDIA TIMES - Feb 3 - Matchmaking portal has filed a complaint against Google in the Competition Commission of India, citing discriminatory trade practices related to its AdWords program. The AdWords program is Google's main source of revenue, whereby it sells keywords to advertisers and displays them in the form of ads online. Google earned about 96% of its total revenues of $38 billion from ads, last year. As per sources, BharatMatrimony has filed the complaint on the issue of keywords relating to its websites being sold to rival parties such as, and ... ogle-.html


Dating sites make millions each year from running their casually oriented dating traffic to Fling. Email for special treatment.

Meetic: 2011 Annual Results

4TRADERS - Feb 2 - Meetic's 2011 consolidated annual revenue was 178.3M Eur, down 4.2% YOY. Q4 2011 revenue was 42.1M Eur. The Group had 762,099 subscribers on 31st December 2011, compared to 858,197 subscribers on 31st December 2010. Monthly ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) was 17.2 Eur in 2011 (18.9M Eur in 2010). ... ults-.html

Grindr: Winner Of TechCrunch Crunchies Awards And 2012 iDate Awards

MARKETWATCH - Feb 2 - Grindr, the all male geo-social network app, was named the winner of TechCrunch's 2011 Crunchies Award for Best Location Application introduced at the Fifth Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at The Davies Symphony Hall. Separately, Grindr was crowned the winner of the 2012 iDate Awards in two of the 12 categories for Best Mobile Dating App and Best New Technology at the 9th annual Dating Industry & Internet Dating Conference in Miami. The iDate Awards highlight the best and most innovative aspects of the online dating and matchmaking industry. Grindr previously received an iDate Award in 2011 for Best Mobile Dating App. ... wards.html


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_________________________________________________________________________ Launches Mobile-Enabled Website

PRESS RELEASE - Feb 2 - UK-based adult dating site is now offering a mobile-enabled version of its website, allowing daters the option of accessing the site from their smart phones and tablets, from anywhere in the world. ... site-.html

Nerve Dating Re-Launches

TECH CRUNCH - Jan 31 - In 1997, Rufus Griscom and Genevieve Field launched a website and eMag dedicated to sex, relationships, and culture called Nerve. Because Nerve already had a loyal readership and fanbase (about 2 million monthly uniques), there was a readymade audience for Nerve Dating, making it easier to reach critical mass. Today, the team is launching Nerve Dating in San Francisco, with plans to continue rolling out across the U.S. The main thrust of Nerve’s bi-costal dating service is to create a platform that “celebrates individual voices,” without the taxonomy inherent to dating websites that tends to lump people into categories so that matching technology can do the heavy lifting. Nerve is trying to make dating more like an enjoyable cocktail party, something that’s more natural and casual than an awkward blind date. Thus, on Nerve, users can actively share their thoughts and opinions about restaurants, bars, movies, music, and books, and are instantly introduced to other people who enjoy the same things. ... ches-.html


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Singles Spend More Than L3 Billion Annually Looking For Love

DAILYMAIL – Jan 27 – A recent poll of 2,000 singles in Britain’s major cities has found that Brits collectively go on 37M dates a year, spending an average of L47 each time, spending a national average of L1.3 billion on food and drink alone. The dating industry has made a major impact on the UK economy, the study found, revealing that L421M goes towards transportation and another L324M in grooming as people get their hair cut to look their best. The study was commissioned by and produced by the Centre of Economic Business Research. ... -love.html

FriendFinder Networks Implements Cost Reduction Initiative

MARKETWATCH – Jan 25 – Leading internet and technology company FriendFinder Networks Inc. has announced the implementation of a cost reduction initiation to more closely align with its new business model. CEO Marc Bell stated that the company is taking steps to reduce their operating costs as part of their efforts to reorganize their operations. In an effort to reduce operating expenses and increase shareholder value, the company is consolidating their global offices to fewer locations and relocating several operations to their main facility in Sunnyvale, CA. ... ative.html



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