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AdopteUnMec.com Reports 16 Million Eur In Revenue
01AMOUR - May 26 - Dating site AdopteUnMec.com, the French version of CheckHimOut.com where women are in full control, generated revenue of Eur 16M according to its director of marketing Thomas Pawlowski. The site has 5.7M registered users and 650K active members every month. AdopteUnMec.com is free for women and the male/female ratio is 50/50.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... enue-.html
CEO Of Bang With Friends App Revealed
NY DAILY NEWS - May 26 - The mastermind behind the app, which helps pair Facebook friends seeking casual sex partners, is a 28-year-old Ivy League grad with a computer science degree. Colin Hodge's identity and that of co-founder Omri Mor were unveiled during Internet Week. They had remained anonymous as the popularity of their app increased. More than 1M people use the site, Hodge said, and it has put ~200,000 "couples" in touch.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ealed.html
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Tinder Evolves: New Feature Turns Users Into Matchmakers
FORBES - May 25 - Tinder wants to expand beyond its â€œhookupâ€ reputation. The company introduced Matchmaker that allows users to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. Tinder has been testing Matchmaker with 100 users for a month. Such introductions arenâ€™t limited to Tinder users. People can use Matchmaker to connect any of their Facebook friends. Those who donâ€™t have Tinder receive a Facebook message prompting them to download the app and get chatting with their match. 50M matches have been made over the service since its release last September, and 4.7 billion profiles have been rated. Thatâ€™s up from 35M and 3.5 billion six weeks ago.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... akers.html
Zoosk Reports Record Revenue In Q1 2013
MARKETWIRED - May 22 - Zoosk Q1 revenue exceeded $40M. Zooks's website saw a 116% increase in monthly total unique visitors YOY according to comScore. For its mobile products, the number of monthly active users increased ~200% year-over-year. Zoosk attributes this growth to its approach to matchmaking and a strategic focus on mobile.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -2013.html
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MeetMe Q1 Financial Results
MEETME CORP - May 9 - Revenue was $7.8M, compared to $10.4M in the Q1 of 2012. Mobile revenue on the MeetMe Platform grew 150% to $1.9M in Q1 2013, up from $0.8M in the first quarter of 2012. Total Registered Users surpassed 100M during the quarter, including 8M mobile registered users. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $1.7M, or $0.04 per share, compared to $1M in Q1 2012.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... sults.html
Prague Puts Matchmaking Into Motion
REUTERS - May 22 - Prague transport company Ropid wants to set aside carriages on some or all of its metro trains for singles seeking a soul mate, a service that could be launched by the end of this year. The company will start polling passengers to determine whether they would be interested.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... otion.html
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In India Political Views Matter, Matchmakers Say...
ECONOMIC TIMES - May 21 - Gourav Rakshit, COO of matchmaking portal Shaadi.com, says he would add 'political views' to the roster of standard criteria like caste, gotra and income status that matchmaking websites use to suggest suitable matches. "We see that today the professional urban youth are keen to know political affiliations of potential partners," says Sanjeev Kumar, business head for simplymarry.com, another matchmaking portal. Social commentator Santosh Desai says it is the social media platform that has changed the scenario. "What was once a private opinion now has a public domain of who I am." he says.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-say.html
Meetic Buys Pastas Party For Its Singles Events
REUTERS - May 20 - Meetic has acquired the assets of Pastas Party, the leading French website for singles events. Created in 2007 by HÃ©loise Dion, Pastas Party has developed a range of singles events across France and runs a community of ~100K singles. In December 2012 Meetic launched a complementary offline event service - Meetic SoirÃ©es. Already ~ 300 SoirÃ©es have been organised. HÃ©loise Dion and her team will be responsible for creating SoirÃ©es in each European country covered by the Meetic group.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... vents.html
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