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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
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Spark Networks Major Shareholder Acquires $790K In Stock

WKRB - Nov 26 - Spark Networks major shareholder Osmium Partners, bought 145K shares of Spark Networks stock. The stock was purchased at ~$5.45 per share, for a total transaction of $790K.

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

Grouper To Launch In UK

THE GUARDIAN - Dec 1 - ­Grouper dating site attempts to get users off the site as quickly as possible. The site has staff dedicated to matchmaking, picking which trios will work best together, pick the places where those dates will happen and then negotiate with the venue. The site has grown to its current size largely through word of mouth.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... n-uk-.html


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Online Dating Is Popular In Argentina

CLARIN.COM - Dec 2 - According to ComScore Argentina, 6.6% of the ~18K people surveyed in Sep this year visited dating sites. 27% of women were 15-24 years, and 24 % of men 25 -34. "Online dating has become a more attractive alternative," says Mariela Stescobich, Match.com spokeswoman for Latin America. Match.com claims 2.1M members from Argentina and visits grew 185% last year. Popular mobile apps in Argentina are Tinder, Badoo, Down and Grindr.

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

ChristianFilipina.com Launches $520K Matchmaking Service

PR WEB - Nov 26 - Two International matchmaking agencies, ChristianFilipina and DreamConnections, team up to launch new high-end matchmaking services. There will be three levels of services available for those seeking soul mates from Philippines or the Ukraine. The top package that costs $520K includes a trip to both the Philippines and the Ukraine, first-class airfare, accommodations, and two romance experts.

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


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Tinder's Privacy Holes

QUARTZ - Nov 26 - Tinder is revealing sensitive information. Earlier this year, the app had exposed the physical location of its users for at least two weeks. Also the app’s data files include Facebook IDs that make it possible to identify and contact users who would otherwise remain quasi-anonymous. Tinder’s API leaves open a way to connect with someone who hasn’t expressed interest. (This has been fixed, stated Tinder CEO, Sean Rad.)

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

Grindr App's Worldwide Impact

HUFFINGTON POST - Nov 26 - Joel Simkhai, the founder and CEO of Grindr, believes he has an “opportunity to make a difference.” In 2011 he launched Grindr4Equality, an effort to use the app to help create awareness and organize. Grindr is the only option for men in countries like Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan where gay men can go to jail for being who they are. That ability to connect gay men makes Grindr a powerful organizing tool. ~100K Grindr users signed a petition against Russia's “gay propaganda” law and users helped to raise $107K to stop anti-gay legislation in Singapore.

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


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View N Me: New Video Chat Speed Dating

NY POST - Nov 23 - View N Me, a month-old dating site, uses live video chats to make fudging the appearance impossible. “There’s a level of deception that is associated with user profiles,” says View N Me co-founder Eric Friedman. Friedman and co-founder Lindsey Lachlan, both 29, launched View N Me after experiencing frustrating first dates.

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

Relationship Redefined By Technology

MERCURY NEWS - Nov 23 - ~25% of online daters met a spouse or long-term partner through a dating site. Another study finds couples who meet online are twice as likely to get married than couples who met offline. All this connectivity can come with a cost. We're stumbling at staying focused on the people who are physically closest to us. One British divorce lawyers' website claimed in 2011 that Facebook played a role in a third of all divorces.

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


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