Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dating Sites Aim for a Novel Idea: Actual Dates

New Yorkers—wait for it—like to dine at trendy restaurants on a first date. In Detroit, they prefer to do the serving themselves via volunteer work

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Match.com Translates Virtual Dating to the Tangible World with New ‘Stir’ Events for Singles

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 This summer Match.com launched a new program they call 'The Stir,' local mixers and events that take place in real-time versus the virtual landscape

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Jiayuan Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

EIJING, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (“Jiayuan” or “the Company”) DATE -1

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Online Dating, Now With A Little Help From Your Friends

For years, online dating sites have promised that their almighty algorithms could turn strangers into soulmates. But recent research suggests that their love-engineering is about as foolproof as flirting with random people at a bar, and a new breed of dating sites are using social networks, rather than science, to help singles find romance

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SNAP Interactive Reports Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

Quarterly revenue increased 54 percent to $5.7 million compared to $3.7 million for the comparable period in 2011; Net loss for the quarter increased to $1

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PRESS RELEASE May 14, 2012, 4:01 p.m. EDT FriendFinder Networks Inc. Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — FriendFinder Networks Inc. (nasdaqgm:FFN), a leading internet and technology company providing services in the rapidly expanding markets of social networking and web-based video sharing, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Socialcam, Zoosk, Pinterest, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

Socialcam topped our list of growing Facebook applications by daily active users with 4.4 million new DAU. There were a few other video apps, dating app Zoosk, website integrations, Pinterest, and several games, horoscopes and more

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Plentyoffish.com Rises To The Top As Online Dating Explodes In Brazil

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — As visits to dating sites in Brazil skyrocket up 58 percent from this time last year, a new frontier in the world of online dating has revealed itself, Plentyoffish

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Global Personals acquires leading freemium brand Smooch.com

THURSDAY, 10TH MAY 2012 11:28 AM  Global Personals Ltd announces the acquisition of leading 'freemium' dating brand Smooch.com, the seventh largest dating site in the UK (Experian Hitwise) alongside its parent company WooWise

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

eLove Matchmaking Expands Operations Into Canada

Norwell, MA — (SBWIRE) — 05/07/2012 — The team of professional matchmakers at eLove Matchmaking (www.elove.com) has paired literally thousands of singles together over the past three decades

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Oasis.com Launches GroupOut Singles Events

May 2, 2012  LONDON – GroupOut, the market leader in events for the date site industry, today announces that web-based dating specialist Oasis

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IAC Reports Q1 Results

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) released first quarter 2012 results today. SUMMARY RESULTS $ in millions (except per share amounts) Q1 2012 Q1 2011 Growth Revenue $ 640

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Meetic Q1 revenues drop by 11% as subscribers break up with the online dating giant

Meetic, Europe's leading online dating site, posted a net profit of 3.4 million euros for the first quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss of 3

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Monday, April 30, 2012

BigChurch.com Unveils Complete Site Redesign

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — FriendFinder Networks Inc. announces the re-launch of its Christian dating website BigChurch

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Friday, April 27, 2012

RealRussianMatch.com Announces Very First of Their Guide to Online Dating

Milwaukee, WI — (SBWIRE) — 04/26/2012 — RealRussianMatch.com has certainly fairly recently declared the launch of their new website ranking as well as examining the very best courting internet sites

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Facebook Takes Down Manhunt’s Fan Page

The esoteric and ambiguously applied guidelines for Facebook pages have reared their possibly double-standard ugly head once again. This time, Manhunt’s fan page is the victim

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Industry defining ChristianDating.com offered for sale through SuperNiche.com

Brandon, MS (PRWEB) April 24, 2012   SuperNiche.com, a professional domain broker company, announces the availability of one of the best dating category domains ever available for sale: ChristianDating

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Online Dating & Matchmaking Symposium, New York, June 14th

OPW – Apr 23 – Murdock Capital Partners is hosting Wall Street’s first Symposium for the Dating and Matchmaking industry. The Symposium will be a one-day event scheduled for June 14th and hosted at the 3 West Club, a private club venue

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Great Expectations Celebrates More Than 35 Years of Dating Service Experience

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2012 The year was 1976, America was celebrating the bicentennial, gas was only 59 cents, the first Apple computer was created, Matsushita introduced VHS video to compliment Sony's Beta Max, and the modern day matchmaker was born

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Perfect Match Coupons Allow Consumers to Buy One Get One Free

Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 19, 2012  Months of membership, that is, not relationships. Today CouponBuzz.com is featuring a Perfect Match coupon that offers consumers an additional free month of membership to the relationship and dating service PerfectMatch

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AshleyMadison Acquires Ohhtel.com

OPW – Apr 18 – The infidelity service AshleyMadison.com has finalized a deal to acquire Ohhtel.com, the South American infidelity dating site

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Forget sex: Badoo plans to win America with Spanish

You can't mention Badoo, which claims to be the world's fourth-largest social network, without mentioning sex. It became notorious this time last year for using controversial tactics to build a "social dating service" that many saw as a way for the wayward, sex-crazed hordes to find illicit liaisons

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

theComplete.me Social Dating Network Raises $1.2 Million Seed Round Including Intel Capital, PlentyOfFish, CrunchFund, and Prominent Angels

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2012  Recently launched social dating network, theComplete.me™ (http://www.theComplete.me), announced today a $1

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3 online dating services agree to screen prospective clients

Match.com, eHarmony and Spark Networks agreed Tuesday to screen their prospective online dating clients for histories of sexual assault, violence and identify theft, California Atty

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Skyecandy® Moves Video Dating Away from Skype® to Web and Launches Introduce ME® Service

Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) April 14, 2012  Skyecandy® today announces that after successfully trialing its Video Dating service on Skype®, it is moving to the Web, along with an all-new Introduce ME® service that breaks new ground with dating and social introductions and a new-found freedom for people to share contacts after first dates like never before

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Latest match.com campaign to feature real customers on filmed first dates

Dating website Match.com's latest advertising campaign will feature unscripted filmed stories of real members on a first date.   The 'Real Stories' campaign, by Mother, will begin to air across UK terrestrial, digital and satellite TV from tomorrow (14 April)

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Caerus AG, the owner of Dating Factory, acquires World Dating Partners

(PRWEB) April 13, 2012 This acquisition consolidates Caerus as a leading provider of white or private label dating sites in the international market

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Taking a Chance on Love, and Algorithms

THE invitation from Yoke.me, a new online dating start-up, seemed innocuous enough. It suggested that I meet some of the single pals of one of my friends

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Updated: Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hot or Not?

Maybe even dating sites deserve to find a special someone at one point in their lives… it looks like Badoo, the UK-based dating site, has joined forces with U

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Taking a Chance on Love, and Algorithms

THE invitation from Yoke.me, a new online dating start-up, seemed innocuous enough. It suggested that I meet some of the single pals of one of my friends

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

BeNaughty.com Becomes a Top Free Lifestyle App in the US

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Now with well over 2 million downloads, BeNaughty.com’s free lifestyle App has hit the first spot in the US, Canada, UK and Australia and is the only dating App in the top 100, ahead of popular horoscope, games and shopping Apps

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Is Pinterest the next Facebook?

FORTUNE — Ben Silbermann can’t stop staring at the refrigerators. The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company’s garage-size Palo Alto office

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dating Factory Launches US Operations

ATLANTA, GA — DatingFactory.com is already one of Europe's premiere suppliers of white label dating sites and now the successful dating services company has a permanent presence in the world's largest market, the United States

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Dating site offers to help struggling Game Group by bringing ‘dating zones’ to British stores

A British dating website for gamers has approached troubled retailer Game with a ‘romantic’ solution to its ongoing financial woes, it was revealed earlier today

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Jewish Dating site JMontreal.com hosts Purim Party for hundreds of Jewish singles

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Over 600 students and Young Adults crowded into La Salla Rossa for one of the biggest Purim parties ever in Montreal

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Online Dating Algorithm Adding Up To Love

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – When we talk about finding love, some people say it's a matter of chemistry. But, it may actually be a matter of math

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Friday, March 16, 2012

“The Badoo Project” Launches With New York’s Biggest Ever Photoshoot

NEW YORK, NY, Mar 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Badoo, the world’s largest social network for meeting new people, is looking for 1,000 New Yorkers to be part of the largest photoshoot the city has ever seen

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‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham New Endeavor: Dating Site Host

Farrah Abraham may have started her career as a Teen Mom, but she definitely doesn’t plan on being one forever. While most of the girls use their new-found fame for good, Farrah has definitely used the perks of being on television to help branch off into other careers

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Why Zoosk Wants to Make Online Dating More Like LinkedIn

The Internet dating routine is relatively straightforward, if tough to progress from step to step: Make a profile, find some dates, pick a mate, get offline

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Twitter’s Secret History As the World’s Worst Tech or Media Business

Twitter Inc.’s been spinning quite a turnaround story in the press lately. The microblogging service “has finally turned a corner,” declares the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spark Networks(R) Reports Fourth Quarter Revenue Growth of 27% behind 114% Increase in Other Affinity Networks Revenue

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, Mar 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Spark Networks, Inc. LOV -2.86% , a leading provider of online personals services, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011

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Badoo – the matchmaker from Russia with love

Let's start with what Badoo is. Ask its founder, Andrey Andreev, and he will tell you it's a social network that allows users to seek out new friends nearby

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Monday, February 27, 2012

#1 FB Dating App Zoosk’s New Model: Seducing Couples With Advice and Date Discounts

Every time a dating site succeeds in making a match, it loses two users. To offset churn, Zoosk tells me that tomorrow it's announcing a new business model that complements subscriptions with date discounts, expert relationship advice, gift ideas, holiday reminders and online scrapbooks

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Texas woman scammed out of $30K by man she met at online dating site

Suzie Victor was searching for that special someone. “I’d been divorced for six years and never really had a date. So I thought, ‘Why not

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Dating sites become mainstream and focus on more niche markets

By INA PAIVA CORDLE MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS MIAMI — Online dating has brought romance to millions of men and women. And now, a new website for Jewish singles, Jewcier

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New Online Dating Site Helps Tattooed People Find Love

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) February 19, 2012  No matter what your age, dating can be fun and flirty but at the same time, it can be very intense, confusing, and a minefield of decisions

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SNAP Interactive CEO Clifford Lerner Featured on CNBC

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000072970 Highlights from the Interview   Discussed trends in mobile and social dating 55 million net installs of the AreYouInterested

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Million pound cupid: We meet Match.com’s Karl Gregory

The Match.com London office is bursting with balloons.   Staff battle with inflatable hearts as they go about the busiest week of the year, the rooms awash with flashes of red and pink

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Online dating site gets big Valentine’s Day boost

An online dating site had its highest ever level of activity this week as singles facing a Valentine’s Day alone kicked into action.   Yesterday more people signed up to the FindSomeone dating website than any other day since it was founded in 2001, manager Rick Davies said

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Cupid’s algorithm: Do dating sites know love’s formula?

“To date, there is no compelling evidence any online dating matching algorithm actually works.”   Those words from Eli Finkel, associate professor of social psychology at the Northwestern University in Chicago, are likely to ring true with any online daters still to find love on the web

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

MSN, Badoo and Yahoo Confirm Participation in Online Dating Summit

Barcelona — Dates are on everyone's mind for the March 2 – 5 Online Dating Summit and important developments are being confirmed for the Barcelona event

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brits are cheapskates on dates, it’s official

London, UK – 39% of single Brits spent less than £100 on dating in 2011, new research* from Twoo.com has revealed. Spare a thought for those who went out on dates with these cheapskates as this figure includes the cost of taking someone out on a date, buying new clothes for a date and any online dating subscriptions

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Michael Geer, founding member of Badoo to keynote at the iDate Mobile Dating Industry Conference on June 20-22, 2012 in LA

WEBWIRE – Wednesday, February 08, 2012 New York, NY–Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Michael Geer, founding member of Badoo

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AstrologyDating.com Officially Launches with the Introduction of Pay-Per-Match Online Dating

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — AstrologyDating.com, the premier astrology dating website, today announced its official site launch with removal of the beta tag and unveiling of a new pay-per-match option

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Monday, February 6, 2012

The U.S. Dating Services Market

This is the ONLY in-depth business analysis that covers ALL segments of this industry, since the market has no trade association performing market research

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Dating Study Reveals That Singletons Spend GBP 3 Billion Per Year Looking For Their Soul Mate

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM, Feb 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — British singletons that are looking for love spend more than GBP 3 billion each year, according to a recent survey

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) released fourth quarter 2011 results today.

IAC Reports Q4 Results NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) released fourth quarter 2011 results today. SUMMARY RESULTS $ in millions (except per share amounts) Q4 2011 Q4 2010 Growth FY 2011 FY 2010 Growth Revenue $ 596

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Android users more likely to put out Open like their app ecosystem…

Android users are more likely to be slutty, it transpires – having more one night stands, signing up to dating sites more often and being more likely to have sex on a first date, according to a Match

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sugar Daddy Dating Website Introduces Anonymous Phone Calling Feature

SeekingArrangement.com, the largest sugar daddy and sugar baby dating website, today announced the launch of its anonymous phone calling service

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Nerve Dating Re-Launches To Put The Humanity (And Humor) Back In Online Dating

Last year, Nick Paumgarten wrote an interesting article for The New Yorker that detailed the rise of online dating and the effects it's had on web culture

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Online Dating Site Planet Love Match Offers Free Email and Chat Without Sacrificing Member Privacy

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 26, 2012 Premium dating site Planet Love Match® announces that all members will now get free email and chat. Due to the overwhelming surge of signups and success of initial membership campaigns, Planet Love Match decided to adopt a flexible "freemium" model to allow even more singles to enjoy the site without any upfront financial commitment or without using member information to sell advertising

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Dating worth over £3 billion annually to the UK economy

UK's singles contribute almost £3.4 billion annually to the UK economy in their pursuit of love. That's the finding of the first ever study to calculate the financial impact dating makes to the UK economy

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Grindr dating app gets hacked

DATING WEB SITE Grindr has admitted to an attack that might have exposed its users’ photos and details. A hacker has been able to access the database for Grindr’s users using a simple userid code instead of proper authentication

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New Online Dating Site Matches You Based on LinkedIn Profiles

It was a lucky day on Friday the 13th for start-up online dating site Hitch.me. The site, which launched on January 13, 2012, received a welcome with a nice write-up in Mashable

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Online Dating Site ConservativesOnly.com Spotlights the Changing Face of Conservatives with Diverse Membership Join Now – 100% Free and Connect with Like-Minded Singles

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2012 The Conservative dating pool has gotten more diverse according to the premiere online dating site ConservativesOnly

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Dating Site Lovestruck.com Launches Profile Verification Service

(PRWEB UK) 19 January 2012  Online dating site Lovestruck.com is delighted to announce a groundbreaking social profile verification service

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Chatroulette Dating Site Flavor Connect Celebrates 2nd Birthday

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2012  Chatroulette online dating site FlavorConnect.com is celebrating their second anniversary and as the champagne corks pop so do the site reviews

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Executive Search Dating’s Top 7 Valentine’s Day Dating Myths

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jan 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Executive Search Dating, Vancouver’s premier dating service for singles and professionals, is getting Vancouver singles ready for Valentine’s Day: the most exciting AND dreaded day of the year

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Angry Brides: Indian dating site launches anti-dowry Facebook game based on Angry Birds

An Indian matchmaking service has launched a new online game based on one of the most successful apps ever released to highlight illegal dowry demands

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chemistry.com Names the Top 10 Cities to Find a Sensitive Man

DALLAS, Jan. 12, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Chemistry.com, one of the country’s most popular online dating sites, has released data on the nation’s Top 10 Cities to Find a Sensitive Man

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Any website can be a dating site

(CNN) — Recently, a reader dropped the following query into our inbox: “This may be a stupid question, but recently a friend told me he’s heard of people using Facebook as a dating service

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theComplete.Me Launching In Private Beta In San Francisco & Austin

OPW – Jan 10 – theComplete.Me, the first social dating network, launched today in private beta in San Francsico and Austin and is actively acquiring new users

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Online LDS dating sites grow in popularity

Bekka Joner, previously a nanny in Boston, was having trouble meeting male members her own age in her small LDS branch. At the request of her roommate, she decided to create a profile on a dating website

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

iTiggy.com Set to Turn Online Dating Upside Down by Completely Reversing Traditional Approach

SYDNEY, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — iTiggy.com ( http://www.itiggy.com ) is not just another regular entrant into the already overcrowded online dating landscape

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Monday, January 9, 2012

How to use online dating successfully

By Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. Several years ago I saw my cousin with her new, love-of-her-life husband, whom she met online. I had never seen her so happy

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Dating for Dollars website WhatsYourPrice.com Lands an Episode on the Anderson Cooper Show

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2012  WhatsYourPrice.com, the first and only online dating website where anyone can "Name a Price" to get a first date with anyone they like, is featured today on the Anderson Cooper show’s "Dating for Dollars" episode

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Unique Niche Dating Site Launches Successfully

(PRWEB) January 06, 2012  Sugarstube.com is pleased to announce the successful launch of their unique niche dating website in 7 December, 2011

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gary Kremen, Founder Of Match.com And Founder & CEO Of Sociogramics

OPW INTERVIEW – Jan 3 – Gary Kremen, started it all. He's the original CEO and the founder of Match.com. Here's his story. – Mark Brooks You founded Match

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Monday, January 2, 2012

FriendFinder Launches Tablet Games Studio (With A Cool Name)

Internet holding company FriendFinder Networks, which operates a number of adult, social networking, dating and e-commerce websites, has quietly established a game development subsidiary back in 2010

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Zoosk ‘Singles Primary’ Survey Discovers that the Obamas Are America’s #1 Choice for a Double Date

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As the Republican primaries near, Zoosk, the romantic social network, recently surveyed more than 4,000 U

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Report: Immigrants Found Nearly Half of Top Start-ups

Just in case you need more proof that America’s immigration policies are damaging to innovation, a new report shows that immigrant entrepreneurs have founded nearly half of America’s top venture-backed companies

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Woman arrested; used dating site to scam men

IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — Police suspect Sunmee Kim is a con-artist who met her male victims through a dating website called KoreanCupid

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Biggest Story of the Year? Big Breasts Win in Dating, LatinEuro.com Dating Site Survey Concludes

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Facts do not lie. www.LatinEuro.com is a Miami -based social dating site with more than 20,000 unique visitors a day

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