October 9, 2013Bang With Friends has to change its name
Bang With Friends has to change its name after a trademark settlement with Zynga.
Bang With Friends’ catchy name unfortunately is getting tossed after the startup reached a settlement with Zynga.
The social gaming company had accused the casual dating app of infringing on its “With Friends” brand. But now both are saying they’ve reached a settlement. Neither company is talking about the term... Read more
July 22, 2013OkCupid Will Let Users Pay To Promote Themselves
Just about 24 hours ago, OkCupid quietly launched a feature it plans to formalize — and publicize widely — in the next few weeks: an optional $2 fee that lets users who pay it “promote” themselves across the site.
OkCupid has otherwise largely been as democratic as it is possible for a dating site to be — it’s free to use (though users can become “A-list” members, able to view the people who’ve... Read more
July 22, 2013WealthyMen.com launches iPhone App
WealthyMen.com, a popular dating site that connects successful men with attractive women, launches iPhone App.
Global Personals, LLC recently released a mobile version of its widely successful online dating site, WealthyMen.com, now available on the Apple App Store.
WealthyMen.com upholds very strict privacy and trust policies, while ensuring that only the most exclusive members are verified o... Read more
May 22, 2013eHarmony will find you a job
For over 10 years, eHarmony has been helping you find a date. Now,eHaremony wants to help you find a job.
The datingsite is developing a service that would connect employers with job seekers on a platform that incorporates many of the same principles as its site for love.
At a time when many people are still struggling to find work, eHarmony is trying to win users over with an approach that ... Read more
May 1, 2013Lovestruck.com appoints Samir El-Alami as Online Marketing Director
Online dating site Lovestruck.com has appointed Samir El-Alami as its new Online Marketing Director, effective from 1 May 2013.
El-Alami, formerly part of the Growth Team at Badoo, will be responsible for all performance marketing streams, as well as partnership marketing and product marketing.
Brett Harding, Lovestruck's Managing Director and co-founder, said: “With our new suite of web and... Read more
April 10, 2013Ashley Madison loses 10% of their capital in Cyprus
Ashley Madison set up an office in Cyprus as a base for its international operations, attracted to Cyprus because of its reputation for financial stability, a low corporate tax rate, a friendly banking environment and a strong rule of law.
Sure, the Ashley Madison executives were aware that a banking crisis was brewing, but they had ventured ahead. They were assured in part by a promise from Pr... Read more
March 27, 2013Coffee Meets Bagel expands to 3 new cities
Coffee Meets Bagel, an online dating service which sends users just one “match” everyday at noon, appears to be doing quite well at the moment: one year in, the service has passed 640,000 matches and is launching in Chicago, Washington DC and LA.
Originally only available in Boston, NY and San Francisco, Coffee Meets Bagel operates in an evolving, highly competitive space. The service is about ... Read more
March 27, 2013AnastasiaDate launches iPhone app
AnastasiaDate has launched a brand new iPhone app.
Features of the app include the ability to browse profiles, photos and interviews, engage in live text chat, maintain a contact list with preferred matches, purchase credits, and receive VIP status notifications.
AnastasiaDate, the world’s leading International Dating and Romance Tour company, operates four online dating portals that connect... Read more
March 27, 2013Shares in Cupid.com crash hard
Shares in former stock market darling Cupid.com have plunged by more than 40% today as the Edinburgh-based internet dating company was again mired in allegations about the way it entices customers to subscribe.
Cupid.com confirmed to investors that it employed a “motivation team” of 24 people. But it insisted that it does not communicate with members operating under free access. ... Read more
March 13, 2013Are You Interested launched new features
Are You Interested is pleased to announce the launch of several new and exciting 'social' features today designed to integrate a user's friends into the online dating experience. Specifically, Are You Interested users will now be able to view the friends in common when looking for potential dates, search for singles through their friends, and search for singles with mutual or related interests. W... Read more
February 27, 2013Survey AnastasiaDate about dating
International online dating service AnastasiaDate conducted a survey revealing one in four men won't get off the couch to find love. The majority of men ages 35 to 55 have dated online and, of those, 65% successfully met a special someone.
The allure of the Internet, aside from speed and efficiency, also seems to be the veil of courage it provides for would-be suitors.
One quarter of men in ... Read more
February 13, 2013SpeedDate sold to IAC (owner of Match.com)
SpeedDate.com, the online webcam enhanced speed dating service for Fun and Easy Online Speed Dating, has been sold to IAC, the owner of Match.com.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.... Read more
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September 27, 2012Twice as much women than men on FilipinoCupid
Unique membership ratios are setting FilipinoCupid.com apart in the online dating industry. With at least two female members for every male member that signs up, a distinctive and interactive Filipino dating environment has developed on the site.
FilipinoCupid.com continues to dominate the Filipino dating market with over 2 million Filipina women now actively using the popular dating site.... Read more
August 10, 2012Grindr crashes during Olympics
Grindr crashed within minutes of the first Olympic athletes arriving in London, due to the volume of demand, say experts. It took 24 hours for the app to get back up and running. London is the most popular city for the app, with 350K registered users.
Grindr, which first launched in 2009, has exploded into the largest and most popular all-male location-based social network out there. With more ... Read more
August 10, 2012eHarmony stops eHarmony Advice Discussion Boards
eHarmony has deleted its eHarmony Advice Discussion Boards, deleting five years of member discussions and 20,000 community members. Some members of eHarmony community have started a new community.
Santa Monica-based eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA.... Read more
August 6, 2012Windows phone app for Badoo
Badoo, one of the world?s biggest dating websites with more than 150 million users, has delivered a Windows Phone app to Marketplace.
The service, which is popular in Latin America, Spain, Italy and France and operates in 180 countries, will let you find new people near you now, see who?s in the same nightclub and chat with people nearby.... Read more
May 28, 2012Match.com integrates game play into matchmaking
Online dating sites are introducing new tactics to get people to interact and express themselves better. Match.com has created a series of two-player games designed to help its members figure out whether they have chemistry before going on a date. This summer, Match.com is launching seven games that are structured to create shared experiences while encouraging a more natural way of interacting thr... Read more
May 14, 2012Skout is growing like crazy
Skout, a mobile application for flirting and dating, is growing like crazy.
But Christian Wikilund, Skout's CEO, has much higher aspirations than just a dating app ? he wants to build a global network on the scale of Facebook and Twitter.
Right now, it looks like he's on doing a good job ? Skout is adding 50,000 new users on the app every single day.
... Read more
May 7, 2012JDate earns 5-Star rating from TopConsumerReviews.com
TopConsumerReviews.com awarded their five-star rating to JDate, the industry leader in Jewish Datingsites.
JDate's mission is to strengthen the Jewish community and ensure that Jewish traditions are sustained for generations to come. To accomplish this, JDate provides a global network where Jewish singles find friendship, romance, and life-long partners within their faith.
... Read more
April 17, 2012EstablishedMen lets you find out the worth of your sugar daddy
In the wake of yet another professional athlete claiming bankruptcy, sugar daddy dating website EstablishedMen.com has implemented a new tool to help women ensure they really get what they bargained for when it comes to romance.
EstablishedMen.com helps smart, sexy young women to connect with employed, successful, and talented men. However, online dating can be difficult, and the current econom... Read more
April 6, 2012Zoosk launches couple profiles with ?Romantic Moments?
Keeping up with the current trend for couple?s apps, the dating and romantic social network Zoosk is launching Couple Profiles. This way lovebirds can chart their relationship on a joint profile. Sounds like a joint bank account for social credit.
Starting today, couples can build their joint profile on the Zoosk platform and share their lives together. The combined account has a ?Romantic Mome... Read more
March 26, 2012PokeMyBubble.com offers the entire online dating process for free
Charges for online dating can range up as far as £50 per month and more. Few sites operate the full dating service for free, but PokeMyBubble does and it also offers free, fun and engaging competitions. Registration, searching, messaging and exchanging details are all free on this new style dating website with the interactive bubble.
The entire dating process can be carried out for free and it ... Read more
March 7, 2012AnotherFriend.com acquires MaybeFriends.com
Irish online dating website Anotherfriend.com has acquired another Irish dating service, Maybefriends.com, from the Saon Group for an undisclosed sum.
Anotherfriend.com currently has over 60% market share of the Irish online dating market, with almost 13 million pageviews and 290,000 unique visitors monthly.... Read more
December 31, 2011Free communication at eHarmony
eHarmony is having a free communication event this weekend which starts Friday, December 30th and ends on Monday January 2nd at 11:59pm. It has been a while since their last event so those of you interested in giving eHarmony a try, now is the time to do so. With the recent holidays and the New Year being celebrated on Sunday you can expect dating services like eHarmony to be extra busy; which mea... Read more
December 23, 2011eHarmony launches eHarmony Premier
What is the eHarmony Premier package?
- Ultimate Guarantee: If you are a member in good standing and are not satisfied with your eHarmony experience during your initial 12 month subscription, call our Customer Care team and we will extend your membership for up to 12 months in addition to your initial 12 month subscription.
- Pause Account: At any time during your subscription, you may pause... Read more
December 6, 2011Apple has removed Match.com's dating app
Apple has removed Match.com's iOS application from its App Store after the dating website failed to adhere to the storefront's subscription billing policies.
TechCrunch reports Apple deleted the Match.com app because it enabled users to pay for Match subscriptions with a credit card using an external link, bypassing the App Store's billing mechanisms and denying Apple its 30 percent cut of subs... Read more
November 25, 2011Flirt.com launches Android app for US market
As of last week, Flirt.com's Android App is now available in the US. After a highly successful UK launch this summer, it's all go for this cracking app to be released into the busy US and Australian online dating markets. ... Read more
November 25, 2011ManHunt.netannounces new mobile website
Manhunt.net, the world?s leading gay hookup site, announced yesterday, its new web-based mobile site that is easily accessible via iPhone, iPad and Android browsers at m.manhunt.net. The new Manhunt Mobile is not a native app, and therefore not subject to the adult content restrictions imposed upon competing mobile dating and hookup applications by Apple?s App Store and Google?s Android Market.... Read more
November 25, 2011PlentyOfFish.com becomes POF.com
Popular free datingsite PlentyOfFish.com is rebranding to POF.com.
Apparently POF.com is easier to remember than PlentyOfFish.com, especially in non-English countries :-)... Read more