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Mobile Dating Apps Grow In Popularity

WASHINGTON POST - Aug 19 - Americans now use dating apps more than online dating sites, according to a 2011 report by Flurry Analytics. Globally, the mobile dating market is expected to be worth $2.3 billion by 2016, up from $1 billion in 2011, according to Juniper Research. In June, six participants signed up for a mobile dating boot camp, organized by cyber-dating expert Julie Spira, at the iDate Mobile dating conference. They sat before a roomful of industry executives to discuss the apps they used for two weeks and provided honest feedbacks. Developers are turning to real-life concepts to woo users, like the common friend. That’s where Facebook comes in, with apps like Zoosk and Are you Interested? A new wave of apps such as Coffee Meets Bagel and Yoke focus on common friends and use Facebook profile information to match people. “You can judge a person by the company that they keep,” said Mark Brooks, analyst and consultant to the Internet dating industry. "There is no secret formula for an app to succeed", said Brooks. But “the more you can model the real world, the better you’ll do,” he said. New mobile app developers realize this and are tapping into the wealth of information available on Facebook, while trying to balance users’ privacy concerns. Spira says that just like online dating, people should apply common sense with an app. ... arity.html

Jiayuan Announces Q2 2012 Financial Results

ITNEWS ONLINE - Aug 16 - Net revenues for the Q2 2012 were RMB99.4M ($15.6M), a YOY increase of 19.2%. Operating income was RMB18.5M ($2.9M), an increase of 202.8% The number of registered user accounts was 67M, with~5.1M new users acquired during the quarter. The number of average monthly paying user accounts was 1,222,880, compared to 1,139,171 in Q2 '11. ... sults.html


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FriendFinder Closing 5000 Co-branded Sites & Q2'12 Results

PR NEWSWIRE - Aug 14 - “We remain focused on our growth strategy and continue to undertake the necessary steps to optimize our business. As part of this effort, we have begun the process of closing 5,000 co-branded sites, which we expect to be fully completed by the end of the year,” said Anthony Previte, CEO. Q2 revenue was $81.1M, negatively impacted by less than expected new subscriber growth but was positively impacted by the Live Interactive Video segment’s continued growth. Loss from continuing operations was ($7.4M), or ($0.24) per share. The loss from discontinued operations, which resulted from the closure of all JigoCity operations, was ($3.1M) or ($0.10) per share. ... sults.html

eHarmony UK Boss Takes Top Global Marketing Job

MARKETING WEEK - Aug 15 - eHarmony has elevated the role of UK country manager Ottokar Rosenberger to look after international marketing for the online dating site. Rosenberger will now lead the marketing and commercial strategies across all eHarmony’s international businesses outside the US, which includes EMEA, Australia and Brazil. He replaces Sean Cornwell, who left the company to “explore other opportunities”. Bryn Snelson, currently UK marketing director, will become country manager for the region. ... g-job.html


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AUSTIN CULTUREMAP - MrFunGuy has money, but apparently no one to travel with. ICraveAdventure is attractive, but lacks travel funds. The site puts the two of them together. Is this matchmaking or nothing more than a travel escort service? As the founder reveals, one of the benefits touted by MissTravel is the ability for Attractive members to accumulate frequent flyer points to redeem for future travel on their own. The site's founder, Brandon Wade, who also founded and where rich people bid on dates for beautiful people, believes that money plays a big role in how we express our love and care for someone. Born in Singapore to strict Chinese parents, Wade says he was terrified of girls. “I felt so much pain in my life trying to date and haven’t been very successful. I figured there should be a website for guys like me.” ... lcom-.html New Site For Baby Boomers

PR WEB - Aug 15 - has launched its site for Baby Boomers for finding friends, companionship, and love. Co-founder and VP of, Maria Downing stated, “Two-thirds of adults who use the computer are between the ages of 48 and 66. The first thing a visitor notices when viewing is its simple, clean layout. The site allows users to search for specific keywords on other users’ profiles. has officially launched on August 1, 2012. ... omers.html


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Creative Ways Of Promoting Your Dating Site – QR Codes

DATING FACTORY NEWSLETTER - Aug 13 - When people scan or read a QR code with their iPhone, Android or other camera-enabled Smartphone, they then can link to digital content on the web; activate a number of phone functions including email, IM and SMS; and connect the mobile device to a web browser. If you have promoted offline in the past, your potential users had to type the URL in their browser. Now everything is much easier – they just scan the QR code and they are on the site. ... codes.html

IntroJuiceMe Allows Users To Sell Dates

PRESS RELEASE - Aug 13 - IntroJuiceMe is a brand new dating site that allows people to sell a date with them. The person buying the date must also pick up the total bill for the date. When a member sells a date they also get to choose where they want to be taken and can choose to decline a date with another member without having to provide a reason. Members receive 50% of the money paid to take them on a date, 25% is retained by IntroJuiceMe! And the other 25% is put into a charity fund and members can vote on which charity receives these funds every month. ... dates.html



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