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Flikdate’s Live Video Dating Service Launches On iOS
TECH CRUNCH - July 13 - Flikdate, the free dating app, is now available in Apple’s App Store. Unlike most other video dating services, which focus on pre-recorded videos, Flikdate allows users to set up virtual mini-blind dates using video chats right on the phone. Every conversation is limited to 90 seconds. During a conversation, users can vote each other up or down and flick over to the next conversation if things get boring. Flikdate uses Facebook as its identity mechanism and bans users who just can’t keep their pants on.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... n-ios.html
Cupid Gets Attention From IAC
THIS IS MONEY - July 12 - Cupid, which has built a base of 56M users in 58 countries, is said to be attracting the attention of IAC. It is rumoured IAC wants to expand into the UK and sees Cupid as the perfect bolt-on. A cash bid of around L290M or 350p a share would first have to get the agreement of major shareholders, including CEO Bill Dobbie (17%) and former director Max Polyakor (15.5%).http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... m-iac.html
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New App Help Singles Escape From Bad Dates
DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - July 11 - Bad Date Rescue is a new app that gives singles the perfect escape with fake phone calls. Users of the app can set up a pre-recorded incoming call from their mother, friend, neighbour or boss, and follow a dictated script if improvisation is not a strength. The call can be arranged for a specific time beforehand and then ignored. Users can set it up to look as if anyone from their contact list is calling them.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... dates.html
Coffee Meets Bagel: One Match Per Day, 24 Hours To Decide
MASHABLE - July 10 - On Coffee Meets Bagel on every day at noon users are sent one match, or “bagel.” Users can see that person’s picture and profile and have 24 hours to decide if they want to go on a date with them or not by clicking “yes” or “pass.” If both people answer “yes,” they go on a first date and get a daily-deal type offer for free or discounted cocktails, appetizers or other date activities. Founded by three sisters — Arum Kang, Dawoon Kang and Soo Kang. Right now, the free site’s only available in New York City and Boston.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ecide.html
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Mixing In Matching
CHICAGO TRIBUNE - July 10 - According to a recent national poll dating across ethnic lines still carries some apprehension. A study out of the University of California at Berkeley examined more than a million profiles from a free online dating site and found that young white men and women (ages 20 to 39) reached out to other whites 80% of the time, while white men reached out to blacks only 3% of the time and white women did so 8% of the time. Young black daters were much more open, reaching out to whites and blacks about equally. Fewer than 2% of new marriages in the U.S. between 2008 and 2010 were between blacks and whites, according to a Pew Research study.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ching.html
Bella Magazine Partners With WhiteLabelDating.com
WLD.COM - July 10 - WhiteLabelDating.com has launched Bella Dating, a service for Bella Magazine. Bella is the classic weekly magazine for the modern woman. Readers of the magazine will now be able to access an online dating service via the magazine’s website at http://www.bellamagazine.co.uk/dating
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Lovestruck.com Launches In Australia
PR WEB - July 10 - Lovestruck.com, the dating site for professionals that enables its members to meet others close to where they work, live or simply are for quick coffee, lunch or after-work drinks, is launching in Sydney.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ralia.html
Biometrics Proves Obamas Are Meant To Be
PRESS RELEASE - July 9 - “Based on extensive research, we believe that there is a strong correlation between facial similarities and shared personality traits and values, leading to better compatibility,” explains Linda van Liempt, Soul2Match Co-Founder. A couple with a compatibility score of at least 70% is deemed to be a strong, long-term relationship match. Soul2Match found the President and Mrs. Obama to have a compatibility score of 84%. The matchmaking service launched its iPhone app on TechCrunch Disrupt SF, allowing members to snap photos of potential mates for compatibility scores.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... to-be.html
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