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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate. http://www.internetdatingconference.com - Las Vegas: Jan 14-16
- Vote @ http://iDateAwards.com - Ends Jan 3
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2013.com/idate-industry-app.php

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:~ TOP ONLINE PERSONALS WATCH NEWS ITEMS AND INTERVIEW ~:

Video Date - Marcel Cafferata
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... erata.html

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Online Buddies Acquires Gay Dating App Jack'd

PR NEWSWIRE - Nov 13 - Online Buddies, the company behind Manhunt.net, acquired Jack'd, a location based gay dating app. Jack'd, Manhunt, and the Manhunt Daily blog receive a combined 2M unique visits daily, making Online Buddies the largest gay dating company. Jack'd launched in 2010 and since then 5M men have installed the app.

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


Chinese Men Travel To Vietnam To Find A Wife

GLOBAL TIMES - Nov 18 - 55tuan.com offered a free trip to Vietnam for one lucky person, provided he married a Vietnamese woman. ~30K people had participated in the lottery. It demonstrate that there is a strong market in China for marriages with Vietnamese women who are described as not as materialistic as their Chinese counterparts. According to a recent poll 68% of single women care about the wealth of their prospective spouses. International matchmakers charge 30,000 - 60,000 yuan ($4,900 to $9,850), which covers costs such as a dowry, a wedding feast and visas. It is illegal for individuals to engage in international matchmaking for profit. As it is also illegal in Vietnam, people involved in the trade have nowhere to turn in the event of a dispute.

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

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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.
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Tinder Is Exploding In Norway

NORDIC PAGE - Nov 15 - Tinder is the world's fastest growing dating app. Its user base grows by 5% every day in Norway. Frode Thuen, a psychologist and relationship expert, believes it only favors those who are attractive. The feeling of failure is more present, he says.

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


Snap Interactive Q3 Results: Revenue $3M, Down 31%

PR NEWSWIRE - Nov 15 - Snap's Total Q3 revenues decreased 31% to $3.M compared to $4.3M in Q3 2012. Net loss was $1.7M, compared with net income of $300K in Q3 2012. Since Q4 2012, conversion rates have increased ~40%. Active subscribers increased 2.5%. Mobile logins as a percentage of total logins to AYI.com have increased from ~15% during Q1 '13 to 28% during Sep '13.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... wn-31.html

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Dating sites make millions each year from running their casually oriented dating traffic to Fling.
Email greg@globalpersonalsmedia.com for special treatment
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Irish Dating Agency Paired 3K People

INDEPENDENT.IE - Nov 14 - Irish dating agency Intro Matchmaking has paired up 3,000 people. Engaged couple Feargal Harrington and Rena Maycock set up their dating agency two years ago, and they arrange 100 dates a week for their members.

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


Spark Networks Q3 Financial Results

MARKETWIRE - Nov 14 - The Q3 revenue was $17.4M, up 9% compared to Q3 2012. The Christian Networks segment was the primary driver of that growth. Total cost and expenses were ~$20M, net loss was $2.6M up from $1.7M in Q3 2012. Average paying subscribers for all the segments were 300,225, an increase of 13% compared to 266,075 in the Q3 2012.

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


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Got traffic? Get income! UpForIt Networks has great affiliate programs.
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Match.com Will Soon Know The Single Life

FT - Nov 11 - While Match has profited from the boom in internet romance, IAC’s largest business, web search, is slipping. Mr Diller has a reputation for building and then spinning out business that go on to thrive – Expedia and TripAdvisor, for example. So after a quiet few years at IAC, it is just a matter of time until Match is out on its own. Match.com could have $500M of annual cash flow by 2016. It will generate ~$300M in cash this year, compared with $400M from search and apps. Match.com could trade above 10 times cash flow.

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


One-night Stand App Momo Boasts 80 Million Users

SCMP - Nov 14 - Momo, an IM app in China which is popular among those looking for one-night-stands, now has 80M users. ~13M people use Momo every day, generating 500M messages a day. Momo was founded in March 2011 by four Beijingers who had previously worked at Sina and Netease.

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


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

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


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