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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:35 pm 

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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate. http://www.internetdatingconference.com - Beverly Hills: June 05-06

- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2014.com/idate-industry-app.php



Osmium Partners Bought More Spark Networks Shares

WKRB - Jan 16 - Spark Networks major shareholder Osmium Partners, bought 83,150 shares. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.12 per share, with a total value of $509K.

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

Asian Dating Sites Work Harder On User Verification

QZ.COM - Jan 17 - While American dating sites have taken a laissez faire approach to lying, Asian dating sites have implemented serious measures to keep users honest. Jiayuan.com lets users provide ID cards to back up their claims. KoreanCupid.com requires users to submit a copy of a national registration form, diplomas, and proof of employment, which the site uses to verify age, marital history, parents’ marital status, education, and type of job.

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


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Hinge Launches In San Francisco

TECH CRUNCH - Jan 17 - Dating app Hinge launched in Feb in Washington. It saw ~25% monthly growth as it expanded to New York and Boston. In Nov it raised $4M. The app looks a lot like Tinder with their swipe to approve or dismiss matches, and the option to chat if users like each other. But Hinge users receive a limited set of potential matches each day to seriously consider each person and check out the profiles rather than photos. Hinge plans to monetize by selling premium services that enhance users’ experiences.
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... cisco.html

Parttimelove.co.uk Is For Part-time Relationship Seekers

METRO.CO.UK - Jan 16 - Parttimelove.co.uk claims to be a platform for those who don’t have the time for a full-on partnership. Membership starts from L20 per month and everyone who signs up understands all members want their independence.

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


El Camino Moderation reviews photos, videos, profiles and text to remove inappropriate content. They provide dedicated staff and are super easy, flexible and reliable to work with and have US based project managers. They know iDating. Have a chat with Sukesh at sukeshmohan@ectsoftware.com.

Facebook Bans Dating Affiliates

CHARLES NGO - Jan 13 - If you try to submit a dating ad on Facebook, you might get a rejection. Not only are dating ads going to be rejected, but anyone caught running them will get their accounts banned. Starting now the only people allowed to promote Dating ads on Facebook are white listed advertisers and the affiliates that the advertisers have approved. Why would Facebook do this? The ads were getting too risque and hurting the user experience.

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

Jiayuan.com Surpasses 100 Million Registered Users

PR NEWSWIRE - Jan 14 - Jiayuan.com, the largest Chinese dating site, claims 100M registered users. According to iResearch, Jiayuan.com accounted for 57% of user time spent on online dating sites in China, more than five times that of the next closest competitor.

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


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Turks Won't Admit They Met Online

AL MONITOR - Jan 12 - The Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) finds that only 0.1% of 603,751 marriages in 2012 happened after couples met online, compared to 41% tying the knot with people introduced by family. “I don’t take TUIK’s findings seriously," said Haluk Akin, co-owner of PembePanjur, a dating site with ~2M visitors. “There is a negative perception about finding your partner online, and couples usually end up lying about it." Ersan Ozer, owner of Istanbul.net, Ankara.net and Izmir.net, agrees.

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

SinglesAroundMe: #1 Dating App On Android

SAM - Jan 13 - The Android version of SinglesAroundMe was launched in Dec 2012 and became #1 dating app on the android platform in just one year. The app lets users meet and date one another locally.

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


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