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Jiayuan Q3 2014 Results: 26% Increase In Revenue
PR NEWSWIRE - Nov 20 - Q3 net revenue was $26.3M, up 25.5% YOY. Net income was $473K, compared to $2.9M in Q3 2012. Average monthly active user accounts reached a record high 6.2M, a 13.6% increase YOY. Average monthly paying user accounts were 1.5M, an 11.3% increase YOY. Jiayuan is increasingly shifting towards mobile with mobile log-ins accounting for 70% of all log-ins during Q3.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... venue.html
Lavalife Is Relaunching This Week
CNW - Nov 18 - Lavalife.com, Canada's longest standing dating site, is ready to unveil their new website. Lavalife is moving away from algorithms. Its new campaign ads will start to populate in January 2015. The focus of the creative will focus on "fun and exciting moments" of dating rather than the end result, with two people sharing experiences and interests rather than highly romantic and intimate moments.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -week.html
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Unlocking Tinder Could Lead To $5 Billion Spinoff For IAC's Dating Biz
THE STREET - Nov 18 - Tinder success is fueling speculation that IAC will spin-off Match Group. Match Group may be worth as much as $5.3B. A spin-off would unlock a much higher valuation for IAC's dating websites and apps than the rest of IAC. Tinder alone could be worth $1.1B by the end of 2015.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... g-biz.html
Gay Dating App Join Forces To Decrease Attacks On LGBT People
LATIN POST - Nov 18 - 11 social networking and dating apps, including Grindr, Scruff, Jack'd, Hornet and Manhunt, have joined forces to decrease "violent attacks" on LGBT people who meet via social media interaction. They are providing discounts on the ads of Anti-Violence Project (AVP). AVP has created a platform that offers counseling to men and women about how to prevent hazardous situations and how they can report assaults.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... eople.html
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OKCupid Adds New Sexuality And Gender Options For Members
NEWNOWNEXT - Nov 16 - OkCupid has expanded the available options members can select for sexual orientation and gender identities. The list of sexual orientations now includes asexual, demisexual, heteroflexible, homoflexible, pansexual, queer, questioning and sapiosexual. Gender has now been extended to include agender, androgynous, cis man, cis woman, genderfluid, gender Nnononforming, hjra, intersex, trans man, trans woman and two spirit, among others. Facebook rolled out several new gender options earlier this year.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... mbers.html
"The Grade" Dating App Wants To Weed Out The Creeps
NY POST - Nov 15 - The Grade, a free matchmaking app that launched this week by Snap Interactive, uses an algorithm to boot users with bad grammar and dirty messages. It ranks profiles A+ to F based on popularity, message quality and response times. Like Tinder, The Grade users swipe right to like a profile. If two users match, they can begin messaging. But daters with a D grade get a warning, and daters with an F are bounced.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... reeps.html
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Chinese Gay Flirting App Blued Valued At $300M
WANT CHINA TIMES - Nov 17 - Chinese gay flirting app Blued is now valued at ~$300M despite having not made a single dollar of profit. Blued launched in 2012 by former police officer Geng Le. It has recently announced $30M funding from American VC firm DCM. 20% of the app's 15M accounts belong to overseas users. The company will soon launch new value-added services and cooperation deals with e-commerce and online gaming businesses.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -300m.html
Antidate Is A Dating App Where Women Are Hidden From Men
TECH CRUNCH - Nov 17 - Antidate is a new dating app where women aren't visible until they send an expression of interest to a guy, such as starting up a chat or tapping on a guy’s profile to say hey. Male users are visible within the app to women, including their location. A full version of Antidate launched last week. Its founders are currently on the hunt for investors.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... m-men.html
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