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WORLD SINGLES NETWORKS - Sep 20 - Antenna Group, the media leader in Greece and the Greek global diaspora community, is partnering with World Singles Networks to launch its brand new dating site called World Singles Networks powers online dating and introduction services for leading media brands, online publishers and elite affiliate marketers. ... group.html

Cupid Media Launches Dating Site In Kenya

PRESS RELEASE NETWORK - Sep 20 -, an exclusively Kenyan dating site is a new venture by online dating network, Cupid Media, to connect Kenyans looking for serious relationships. The Cupid Media network already operates 34 other niche dating sites, being the 35th. ... kenya.html


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PRESS RELEASE - Sep 20 -, the dating platform that powers dating sites for brands and individuals worldwide, will be celebrating two years of success with the platform’s niching facility this October. The network now boasts ~2,000 niche sites. Some of the most successful sites on the network cater to cougars, MILFs and redheads. Popular sites also include, and ... ccess.html

Kelleher & Associates Accused Of Total Matchmaking Fail

HUFFINGTON POST - Sep 20 - Joan Cooke (59) is suing a pair of mother-daughter millionaire matchmakers (Amber & Jill Kelleher) after she paid $45K and was set up with suitors who didn’t match her tastes, including a “sexually promiscuous Internet sex toy purveyor,” a convicted criminal and a Republican, according to court documents. Cooke's lawyer alleges that when Cooke expressed skepticism about the conservative suitor, a Kelleher & Associates employee told her that “opposites attract.” Cooke, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, is demanding restitution from the firm along with ~$25K in damages. ... -fail.html


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Zoosk Sees Huge Explosion In Mobile

MARKETWIRE - Sep 17 - 15% of Zoosk daily users now engage through the mobile site. In the last year, mobile traffic on HTML5 and mobile apps has increased by 148%. Android is the platform of choice for Zoosk users accounting for 55% of mobile app usage, while the iOS platform claims 45% of mobile traffic. ... obile.html

Ignighter Rebrands To StepOut And Doubled Its Conversion Rate

MEDIANAMA - Sep 17 - New York based group-dating site, Ignighter, which had stepped foot in India in early 2011, and had raised funding, has now pivoted to being an India centric online meeting place, letting its users meet and interact with other users sharing similar interests. The rebranding took place in January 2012, when Ignighter decided to build a new site customizing it extensively for Indian users. He claims that the conversion rate had doubled after the re-branding. The site claims to have a user-base of 4M, with 95% users being Indians. ~20% users are women. ... -rate.html


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Cupid’s Revenues Doubled

INDUSTRY LEADERS MAGAZINE - Sep 15 - According to half-year results, Cupid's revenue doubled to L38.6M as markets in Canada, France, Spain, Germany and Italy have been growing. Bill Dobbie, CEO at Cupid, said that the company expects ~L16M in earnings for the full year. The Cupid’s expansion in the U.S. market is a next step of the company which has a 2% share of the L800M online dating market in the US. The Cupid’s expansion in the U.S online dating market will be aimed at niche sites for older singles, parents and ethnic groups. ... bled-.html Ignored Request To Cancel Payments

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