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Mixr, Inc Is Now The Company Behind SpeedDate.com

OPW - Apr 26 - SpeedDate is announcing its name change to Mixr, Inc. SpeedDate will continue to operate as one of their branded product. Mixr is currently developing new products that focus on virtual environments where people can meet for a variety of social scenarios from dating, friendship, shared interests and beyond.

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

Three Niche Dating Sites For Targeted Romance

CNN - Apr 26 - Single Fit People, a free dating site, allows folks who like to work out to find other folks who like to work out to. The site even organizes events where singles can mingle and run around. Tastebuds.fm is a free dating site that help you avoid anyone out there who "likes everything but rap and country". The site allows you to easily port over your musical interests from Facebook or Last.fm so as to weed out anyone not familiar with that most important holiday in the world, Record Store Day. A little site called Tawkify aims to act as your guide through the morass of online social interactions. For about $15 a pop, Tawkify matches up potential soulmates based on their Klout scores (a service that measures your social influence online) as well as other factors.

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


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39% Of Americans Spend More Time Socializing Online Than Face-to-Face

MARKETWIRE - Apr 25 - 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online compared to face-to-face, more than in the U.K. (36%) and Germany (35%), according to a study by Badoo. Aside from feelings of loneliness, the survey revealed that people could embellish the truth when sharing online, perhaps to appear more interesting to others, or to "control" their online persona. 25% of American respondents admit they have exaggerated or lied about who they've met or what they've done on their social networks, with a staggering 39% having shared bad news, such as a death or divorce.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... 04/39.html

Facebook Takes Down Manhunt's Fan Page

INSTINCT MAGAZINE - Apr 26 - According to the popular gay dating site Manhunt.net, its Facebook page was taken down without notice on April 4. This isn't the first time a gay related Facebook presence has been suspiciously moderated. A month ago Facebook mods came under fire for taking down an innocuous picture of two men kissing in protest of homophobia. Though Manhunt's content may have been a little more charged, did it warrant being banned without notice?

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... page-.html

Students Join Sugar Daddy Dating Sites

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Apr 24 - Female students are flocking to 'sugar daddy' dating sites to meet rich older boyfriends as they struggle with debts which will average L53K for those starting degrees this year. SeekingArrangement.com has released figures showing the 20 British universities with the highest number of students joining the controversial site. Top is Nottingham University with 61 sign-ups, followed by the University of Kent (57) and London School of Economics (51). Cambridge University came fourth with 46 students signing up to the dating website. The SeekingArrangement site is clearly more than happy with the influx of student signups. New members who are also students are upgraded by the site to a premium account, and they are given a 'college sugar babe' stamp on their profile. Members with these stamps get three times more responses than regular female members of the site. 35 % of the site's 50K UK members are students.

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


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Is There A Science To Compatability?

PSYCHOLOGIES MAGAZINE - Apr 24 - The problem with online dating is that it’s easy to overlook potential ideal mates. The top-notch scientists hired by dating agencies insist that you have a far greater chance of meeting The One this way. ‘It’s online introducing,’ says Helen Fisher, anthropologist and chief scientific adviser at match.com. ‘You’ve got to get out there and get to know someone.’ Professor Robin Dunbar, a psychologist at Oxford University suggests that much of the interesting research on what makes people click has been based on friends rather than romantic partners. ‘Social psychologists have identified six key elements for compatibility in friendships,’ he says. ‘These are: speaking the same language and a similar background; education level; moral/political outlook; hobbies/interests; and a shared sense of humour.’ When it comes to fireworks between men and women, however, it is difficult to predict how far these basic rules of compatibility apply. Sometimes opposites attract, but we know they can just as easily repel. Most experts agree that the more you know yourself, the better. Everyone is the right and wrong person, there is no totally right person.

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

Hate Dining Solo? Site Offers A Solution

CNN - Apr 23 - A new website called Invite For a Bite serves as a sort of meeting place where women who hate supping solo can post invites and make plans to dine together. Cressida Howard came up with the idea for "the site I wanted to join but couldn't find." "I was listening to a BBC radio program that involved an interview with women who traveled alone for business or pleasure. They were all strong women who had no problem traveling alone, but the one thing they all got very animated about was how they hated eating alone," Howard said. Less than two months old, Invite For a Bite has already seen invites for get-togethers in places from New York City to Addis Ababa. For one, in some countries it is frowned upon for women to be out on their own, says Howard. And it can even be dangerous. Not that meeting strangers from a strange city in a strange place via the Invite For a Bite website doesn't bring up its own issues. Which is why Howard has devoted an entire page on the site to safety tips. Another issue addressed on the Invite For a Bite site is why it is for women only. "As soon as you introduce the idea of men and women meeting for meals, it becomes almost impossible to distinguish it from a dating site," says Howard. "No matter how many times you explained that it wasn't, common sense dictates that it would be treated as such by some people.

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

Cheek’d Is Online Dating In Reverse

TECH CRUNCH - Apr 22 - At Cheek'd website users fill out a profile and order a deck of cards, which say things like “act natural, we can get awkward later”. The cards also have a short ID code on them, with a URL for the Cheek’d website. When a suitor receives the card, the idea is that they’re so filled with curiosity that they enter the code on Cheek’d and are taken to user's profile page. Members pay $9.95 for a monthly subscription to keep their profile live. They have to pay extra for the cards which come in various sizes with corresponding pricing.

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



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