BBC - Feb 14 - BBC spoke to Valenice Balace, the founder of Peekawoo, and Marc Lesnick, the organizer of iDate (Internet Dating Conference). Peekawoo is an online speed dating app based in Philippines. The app launched in September 2013 and claims 16k users; 32% are active users that come back every week. 65% of users are from Philippines.
"Video chat is the next big thing coming", says Marc Lesnick. "There are people that do really well in the offline world and have no problem of walking up to a woman/men. But some people are shy and the technology allows them to behave a little bit more aggressively and to have a more active social life." Listen to the interview.