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The Success Of Momo Is Attracting Rivals In China

BLOOMBERG - June 4 - Tantan is a Chinese mobile dating app that works like Tinder. While there have been doubts about the ability of Tinder to get customers to pay, China’s entrepreneurs think they’ll have an easier time. Tantan doesn’t plan to charge its users until the year-old app has 10M users, from 2M now. German media company Bertelsmann invested $5M into Tantan this year. Early Apple backer Sequoia Capital and Vertex Venture Holdings have invested $20.5M in Qingchifan, another dating app. iResearch predicts online dating in China will generate ~$1.6B a year in 2016, up 17% from 2014. ... china.html

Tinder Released "Passport" Feature

PASTEMAGAZINE - June 3 - Tinder has released an upgradeable feature called "passport". Previously, using Tinder abroad required users to be physically located in the city in order to find matches. A “passport” feature lets users find matches before they travel. ... ature.html


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German Dating App Lovoo Hacked

NEWSONTOUR.DE - June 3 - The hack happened on Tuesday and users were not abble to to login to Lovoo app. Users who accessed Lovoo through were redirected to a page with "Free Palestine" slogan. The attacker has manipulated and redirected the DNS server. ... acked.html

HeyTiger App Is A Tinder For Princeton Graduates

BLOOMBERG - June 4 - Arjun Landes, a Princeton alumnus who works at Google, created a Tinder-like dating app for Princeton graduates. It is called HeyTiger. ... uates.html


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The Inner Circle - Tinder For Elite Professionals

MIRROR.CO.UK - Jun 3 - ~10K members have signed up for The Inner Circle, a dating app for elite professionals, in London. Each applicant undergoes an screening process to determine whether they match up to the exclusive standard of The Inner Circle’s community. The website and app is live in cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm. ... onals.html

Britons Spend More On Dates Than French Or Italians

CNBC - June 2 - The average British singleton spends L120 per date (3 to 4 times more than in France or Italy, according to joint research by and the Centre of Economics and Business Research. Italians spent L43 on a date, while the French only L31. Germans spent ~L39 per date. ... lians.html


Dating sites make millions each year from running their casually oriented dating traffic to Fling.
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Spa Town In Ireland Will Host The World's Biggest Matchmaking Festival

FORBES - May 30 - Lisdoonvarna, Ireland is the home of the biggest Matchmaking Festival in the world. Every year since the late 19th century, the small spa-town celebrates matchmaking in the old-fashioned style for an entire month after the harvest. The festival attracts ~60K people from all over the world. Every pub and hotel hosts musical programs and dancing nights. ... tival.html

Adult FriendFinder Was Warned About The Hack

CHANNEL4 - May 27 - The owners of Adult FriendFinder were warned that it had been hacked more than two months before Channel 4 News exposed the leak of 4M people's sensitive data. The company said the warning ended up in its spam folder, despite an email from an employee indicating that it had been read. ... -hack.html


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