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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate. http://www.internetdatingconference.com - Beverly Hills: June 5-06

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



POF - Markus Frind
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... f-pof.html

HowAboutWe - Brian Schechter
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... utwe-.html

MateSafe.com - Dr Jeff Collier
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... fecom.html


HowAboutWe Buys Nerve.com

CNN MONEY - Jan 29 - HowAboutWe is launching an entire network of content sites based around dating and love. The network is called HowAboutWe Media and contains four sites that will be free and independent from the company's pay memberships: The Date Report, Swimmingly, Famously, and Nerve. Nerve.com was one of the first popular Web-only magazines, launched in 1997 as a somewhat edgy place for opinion, fiction and essays about sex. While Nerve is an acquisition, Swimmingly and Famously are brand-new sites; TheDateReport was an already extant site run by HAW that has been refreshed.

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

POF Traffic Jumps 23% Before Valentine's Day

THE PROVINCE - Feb 1 - Markus Frind typically sees a 23% jump in sign-ups at POF between Boxing Day and the Wednesday after Feb.14. ~3.5M people log into the site every day, many of them visiting several times. POF’s 70M registered users make it the world’s largest dating site. PlentyofFish was born in 2003. Frind ran the company by himself for five years until it reached $10M in annual revenue. Today, he employs ~75 people. He won’t disclose how much revenue his private company makes but answers “of course” when asked if it makes money. He has put aside $30M for acquisitions.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-day.html


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Teen Dating Site MyLOL.com: - A Playground For Paedophiles

MIRROR.CO.UK - Feb 1 - Girls as young as 13 use this teen dating site which allows them to be targeted with vile sexual messages from older men. It is the most ­popular dating site for under-18s in the UK. Shockingly, many users are adults trying to contact naive youngsters. The site allows anyone aged 13 to 25 to register, give out contact details and post provocative pictures of themselves. The profiles are all public. It is estimated that Facebook could lose up to 80% of its users in three years to newer sites including MyLOL, Ask.fm and Chatroulette. The website says it takes no responsibility for interaction between ­members.

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

Twine Canvas Is Like Tinder But Based On Personality

TECH CRUNCH - Feb 1 - Mobile app developer Sourcebits has released a new dating app, Twine Canvas. The app asks users to browse and create “personality canvases,” which is a digital collage of their interests. If both sides of the connection “like” each others canvases, then profile photos are revealed. To create a canvas, users must add photos that don’t show their faces, from the camera roll or Facebook albums.

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


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TRUE.com Domain Sold For 350K

DOMAIN INVESTING - Jan 29 - The buyer and new registrant is TrueCar.com, a car pricing and comparison website. True.com was purchased for $350K in an all cash deal. Prior to the sale, True.com was used as a dating site.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -350k.html

Korean Dating Transcends North-South Divide

WSJ - Jan 30 - Matchmaking is a sizable business niche in South Korea. There are companies that exclusively pair North Korean women and South Korean men. Women from the North account for three of every four defectors arriving in the South. It is easier for women to go unnoticed for days in North Korea, where most men are required to report at their workplace. Matchmaking service Namnam Buknyeo's is free for women, men pay 3M won (~$2,8K) for 5 introductions over the course of one year. According to a recent poll by matchmaking firm Bien-Aller, 69% of South Korean men were "somewhat positive" about marrying a North Korean woman, while 84% of South Korean women were "somewhat negative" on the question of marrying a North Korean man.

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


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Dating Factory Partners With British Reality TV Show

PR WEB - Jan 30 - White label dating provider Dating Factory partners with British reality TV show, The Undateables, which focuses on finding love for disabled singles. Dating Factory has given the producers access to their partner sites to find singles willing to participate on the show. Series 3 of The Undateables follows the journey of a participant found on Whispers4u.com, a DF partner site for disabled daters.

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

Mobile Video A Growing Trend In Online Dating

USA TODAY - Jan 26 - Mobile video communication is one of the latest trends in online dating and is the focus of a number of services including Dating.fm, Flikdate, VideoDate, View N Me and Instamour. "Skype started the whole genre change and FaceTime took it into mobile," says Marc Lesnick, founder of iDate. "FaceTime already proves that the model works." Mobile video communication is made with advances in mobile technology and allows for a limited first date experience without the full commitment of an in-person meeting.

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


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