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OKCupid’s Founder Digs Into Data On Daters

INTERNET RETAILER - June 10 - Observers can tell a lot about a person from their online dating profile, Sam Yagan, co-founder and CEO of OKCupid told attendees this week at the Internet Retailer 2012 Conference and Exhibition. “Our brand was built on our data,” Yagan said. OKCupid has demographic, psychographic, lifestyle and consumption data. That’s why a large, unnamed retailer contacted OKCupid to try and learn more about its customers, Yagan said. Retailers can use OKCupid’s model to determine what a shopper wants, not, however, by what she says she wants, but by her actions. Older women, he said, are more positive and have more self-confidence. They also enjoy sex more and are interested in casual sex more than younger women. Women who like the taste of beer are more willing to have sex on the first date.

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


eHarmony Confirms Password Breach

COMPUTER WORLD - June 7 - Password hashes for eHarmony were released on the same Russian forum which published the LinkedIn hashes. "After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected," wrote Becky Teraoka, of eHarmony's corporate communications. eHarmony's 1.5M password hashes were released in a forum of a Russian password-cracking website called InsidePro.

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Flikdate: First Mobile Live Video Dating Service

TECH CRUNCH - May 31 - Flikdate for iOS is all about live video calls, making it feels more like a mix of Chatroulette and Match.com than the current crop of video dating services. Users sign up with Facebook login, tell the service if they want to chat with men or women, and after that, it just takes one click to get started. The service works over 3G and WiFi. By default, every conversation is limited to 90 seconds and costs one flik. If they want to talk for longer, they can go on a virtual “date” for 5 fliks.

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


Arne Kahlke Is The New CEO Of Parship

PRESS RELEASE - June 6 - Arne Kahlke is returning to Parship and with Henning Rönneberg will form the new dual leadership of Parship. In 2004 Kahlke founded EliteMedianet, the parent company of ElitePartner.de. He led the company until 2010. He was working for Parship from 2002 to 2004 as the Chief of Marketing and Sales. Kahlke will take care of the marketing activities and business in Germany. Rönneberg will focus on the international activities.

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WhiteLabelDating.com Partners With Established Media Brands

PRESS RELEASE - June 6 - WhiteLabelDating.com signed up new media including The London Evening Standard, UTV Media and Take a Break to its platform. The Evening Standard launched their new dating brand ‘ES Dating’ using the WhiteLabelDating.com platform. UTV Media will be rolling out dating sites for a selection of key radio brands including Juice FM, The Pulse, Peak FM and The Wave. Take a Break, part of H Bauer, will be launching dating site ‘Take a Break’s Perfect Match’ in June.

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


Romance Is Big Business At IAC

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY - June 5 - In last year's third quarter, Match.com bought a 20% interest in Chinese dating site Zhenai and upped its stake in Europe's No. 1 dating site, Meetic, to 81%. IAC's core personals business, which includes Match.com, Chemistry.com and the People Media unit's targeted dating sites, grew sales 17% to $108.9M, driven by a 12% boost in paid subscribers to 1.8M. IAC's online personals segment is its most profitable business. This month, Match.com will start to roll out the Stir, a service that brings single people together in organized local events. As a part of an ongoing beta test, Match.com has organized 60 Stir events across 10 U.S. markets.

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Zoosk Is Introducing Couple Profiles

ZOOSK BLOG - June 4 - Zoosk is introducing Couple Profiles, a new feature that allows users who are in a committed relationship to create a scrapbook of their relationship. Now every user can create an Individual Profile — as well as a Couple Profile if he/she is in a relationship.

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


Double-dip Recession Boosts Cheating Websites

DAILY MAIL - June 4 - Experts believe that divorce, which costs ~L13K, is behind the shift towards wide-spread infidelity. Illicit Encounters.com claims that since the economy worsened they have welcomed 27K new members - a 200% increase on the previous year. 'Having an affair is treated almost as a practical, rather than a romantic, decision.' The pursuit of sexual excitement, boredom with marriage and the need of an ego boost were other reasons men gave for cheating, according to he UK Adultery Survey 2012 by undercoverlovers.com. Meanwhile women were more likely to be seeking emotional fulfilment. IllicitEncounters.com boasts ~670K members, which is 3% of the UK's married population.

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


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