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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- iDate Course: http://www.idatecourse.com - Registration ends Nov 5, 2013
- Attend iDate. http://www.internetdatingconference.com - Brazil: Nov 21-22 / Vegas: Jan 14-16
- iDate Awards. http://idateawards.com - Nominations accepted until Oct 31
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2013.com/idate-industry-app.php



Single.dk- Rune Heickendorf
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ndorf.html


Privacy Concerns Nix Sale Of TRUE

WSJ - Oct 23 - POF has pulled the plug on its offer to buy True.com for $700K after Texas’s attorney general warned that the sale would expose millions of singles to privacy risks.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -true.html

Speed Date USA Is Suing Match.com

LAW360 - Oct 23 - Speed Date USA Inc. filed a $5.65M suit against Match.com, accusing the dating site of prematurely breaking off a two-year contract and misappropriating its trade secrets. Match.com canceled 86 events. The suit also alleges Match.com terminated the contract upon learning Speed Date's trade secrets and used them to run its own speed dating events.

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


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TrintMe Now Available For iOS

ALL FACEBOOK - Oct 21 - Facebook dating app TrintMe lets users express feelings to friends of friends, such as "you're cool", "coffee" and "romance". Those messages are stored for 30 days. If there is a match, both users receive notifications.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... r-ios.html

Tinder Is Popular In Holland

Tinder app picSMARTPHONE - Oct 21 - Tinder has attracted 2% of the Dutch population. ~330K people are using the app now. 65% of them are 18 - 24 years old. The user base is growing by 10% every day.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... land-.html


Dating sites need to offer voice services to remain connected with their users...rather than disinheriting them when they want to speak on the phone - Mark Brooks

Spikko helps dating sites provide secure virtual phone numbers to their members and make money from the phone calls. Please email haim@spikko.com for more info.

Dating Sites Depend On Algorithm

WASHINGTON POST - Oct 21 - When Aaron Schild­krout co-founded HowAboutWe.com, he wanted it to be something different than the other dating sites, which relied on mathematical calculations to match singles. But now HowAboutWe depends on formulas. “We need to get smarter about who we show you", Schildkrout said. HAW team created an algorithm that combines a users’ profile info with their behavior on the site. Match.com President Amarnath Thombre says what users often say they are looking for is not always the kinds of profiles they view. Match.com implemented a user-action-driven algorithm in 2009. AshleyMadison.com's algorithm is frequently adjusted to reflect aggregate user behavior and individual preferences. In 2002 married women searched for married men, but today, ~12% are interested in single partners.

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

Acquaintable Is Now A Part Of LikeBright

OPW - Oct 22 - LikeBright, a dating sites that connects friends of friends, is acquiring another social dating site Acquaintable. Joel Rodriguez, Co-founder and CEO of Acquaintable, will be joining LikeBright as an advisor.

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


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Pew Study: Americans Turn To Match.com And eHarmony

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Oct 21 - 38% of single Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project. 59% of Internet users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people, up from 44% in 2005. Match.com is the most popular dating site, just as it was in 2005. No. 2 this year is eHarmony. 29% of respondents say they know someone who has been in a long-term relationship or married someone they met online, compared with 15% in 2005.

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

CarrotDating Encourages Men To Buy Women Gifts In Exchange For Dates

BUSINESS INSIDER - Oct 18 - Carrot Dating is a new matchmaking app that enables men to give women a present such as plastic surgery or tank of gas so they would go on a date. Its founder Brandon Wade also started Seeking Arrangement, the sugar daddy dating site.

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


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Conference Organiser, Marc Lesnick, info@idate2010.com, 212-722-1744

Online Personals Watch, www.onlinepersonalswatch.com or opw1.com

Editor: Mark Brooks, mark@onlinepersonalswatch.com, 212-444-1636

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