Christian Wiklund, CEO, Skout.com - Online Personals Watch: News on the Online Dating Industry and Business

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Fernando Ardenghi


This interview resembles
OPW INTERVIEW #10 -- Aug 2, 2005 from Mobile Internet Dating Convention
http://onlinepersonalswatch.typepad.com/news/2005/08/online_personal.html


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"We believe that love is about the conversation and not about algorithms. So we are trying a lightweight approach where the profile picture and your age and the conversation via mobile chat is going to help you decide if this is a good match or not. "


Mobile / wireless services with location awareness & video chat features will be more suitable for teens (11-25 years old) used to have a "lot of friends"
and
not for more mature persons (over 26), who will require quality in on line dating techniques.
(compatible real persons)


Morever, women do not like location awareness features because they feel as if they are being hunted by men.


Regards,

Fernando Ardenghi.
Buenos Aires.
Argentina.
[email protected]

David Evans

I would have preferred to have the Skout feature turned on before the show since iDate neglected to have a pre-event networking event.

I wrote about Skout as well at http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2009/01/skout-official-idate-mobile-sponsor/

Great to see these new entrants are bringing iPhone apps to the market so quickly. Although I still think that a large site offering a mobile app is a stronger value proposition than starting from scratch.

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