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Jiayuan Q4 Results, Revenue Up 20%
PR NEWSWIRE - Feb 27 - Q4 net revenues were RMB133.1M ($22M), a YOY increase of 20.4%. Operating income was $2.9M, a YOY increase of 40.2%. The number of average monthly active user accounts was 4.9M compared to 5.1M in Q4 2012. The number of average monthly paying user accounts was 1.4M, compared to 1.2M in Q4 2012.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... up-20.html
Dattch, Lesbian Dating App, Launches In SF
TECH CRUNCH - Mar 1 - Aimed exclusively at lesbians, bisexual and/or bi-curious women, the Dattch dating app is now launching in SF. The app emphasises photos, and thus draws comparisons with Pinterest in user interface. Dattch does not emphasise proximity-based social networking. It incorporates Facebook Connect and makes a point of weeding out fake profiles created by straight men. Dattch targeted London and other UK cities initially. Australia is also on its roadmap. The mostly female team has closed a $160K Angel round.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-sf.html
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Tinder Under Fire Over Young Teen Users
VOICE OF RUSSIA - Feb 26 - Children’s internet safety groups have criticised Tinder after allowing teenagers 13-17 on the app. Tinder is targeting users 18 - 35, but child protection charities say not enough is being done to prevent younger users logging on. 7% of Tinder users are under 17.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... users.html
3nder: The Tinder For Threesomes
DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Feb 24 - 3nder is geared towards swingers, newbies, curious and experienced. It is for singles looking to match with a couple, or for couples seeking a third person.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... somes.html
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Only 6% Of Users Think Tinder Is A Hookup App
THE GUARDIAN - Feb 24 - Originally launched in the US in Aug 2012, Tinder has since spread around the world. In the last 60 days, Tinder has added ~1M new users in the UK alone, according to co-founder and CMO Justin Mateen. He’s emphatic that Tinder is not a “hookup” app, but a social discovery platform, facilitating an introduction between two people. “Our research shows that ~6% of our users think it’s a hookup app, and early on that number was probably much bigger, so we’ve been working hard,” he says. For now, Tinder is free, although the company will introduce in-app purchases at some point in the future to start making money.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... p-app.html
Secret Diamond Club Is Launching In UK
DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Feb 24 - Secret Diamond Club is a dating site for beautiful women and wealthy men. It started in Demark in 2010 and has recently launched in the UK. The site was started by serial entrepreneur Gus Terkelsen, who has a rather controversial reason for his decision to launch in the UK, claiming rich British men can't find love as the women here are unattractive. It costs up to $100K a year for men to join, women pay less but have to meet the strict looks criteria of a panel of twenty ‘experts’ and submit three photographs, including a full body shot.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -uk-1.html
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Sprylogics Partners With Cupid
PRESS RELEASE - Feb 24 - Sprylogics, a technology provider of local mobile search and messaging solutions for consumers and businesses, has signed an agreement with Cupid. Cupid will integrate Sprylogics' Poynt-Enabled SDK to allow mobile users to find, discuss and book local activities, like movies, events and restaurants, without leaving the app.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... upid-.html
850,000 UK People Are Cheating Online
MIRROR.CO.UK - Feb 23 - ~850K people (5% of UK's married population) have registered on IllicitEncounters.com, the UK's largest extra-marital dating site. Men as old as 94 and one 76-year-old woman are among those to have signed up. The youngest user is just 22. Illicitencounters.com has been slammed by The Marriage Foundation and a dad from Merseyside who is going through a divorce after his wife used a similar site.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... line-.html
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