YOUBENTMYWOOKIE.COM -- Feb 20 -- Growing up, I never used to hear about STD seminars for the elderly at the local JCC. The fast growing demographic for STD infection is the elderly. Just because your grampa broke his hip, doesn't mean he he can't still bump and grind. A group of senior citizens have taken matters in to their own hands… no pun intended… and created a Claymation sex education film. FULL ARTICLE @ YOUBENTMYWOOKIE.COM
Mark Brooks: Seniors are getting online in greater numbers for online dating as well.
PR WEB -- Feb 19 -- When members of the Internet Dating Executive Alliance (IDEA) met last month at the Miami Internet Dating Conference, the economy was a popular topic of discussion. Yet unlike the doom and gloom you might hear at conferences for any other industry, much of the talk centered on how numbers across the board are holding or are up for Internet dating sites. Hitwise reports that the Internet dating industry gained 12% more site visits in 2008 over 2007. The peak period for Internet dating sites is Nov through Valentine's Day each year. Hitwise reports that the top 100 dating sites gained 2% more site visits for the three month period of Nov '07 to Jan '08 vs. Nov '08 to Jan '09. Free dating sites gained 55% more visits in the same period.
● Plentyoffish.com - U.S. traffic is up 33% since Aug
● Match.com - 22% more paying memberships in Dec'08 vs. Dec'07
● PerfectMatch.com - Q4 2008 revenues increased 42% over the prior quarter
● WorldSingles.com - 10% increase in sales from Q4 '08 compared to Q4 '07
● TogetherChristian.com - "paying sign-ups" increased 23.8% from Aug '08 to Jan '09
● Meet Market Adventures - up more than 60% since Aug '08
● WhiteLabelDating.com - 23.25% increase in site traffic from Aug '08 to present
● EasyDate.biz - revenue is up 107% in '08.
● SelectAlternatives.com - from Aug' 08 to Jan '08 3% increase in membership revenues
PR NEWSWIRE -- Feb 19 -- Greg Blatt, currently IAC's Executive VP and General Counsel, has been named CEO of Match.com. Mr. Blatt succeeds Thomas Enraght-Moony, the previous CEO of Match.com who is leaving Match.com following today's announced sale of its European operations to Meetic.
The full article was originally published at CNN Money, but is no longer available.
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MARKET WATCH -- Feb 19 -- Zoosk targets 20 and 30 somethings, a demographic that spends a lot of time on social networking sites. Zoosk's founders say their site is among the first to incorporate social networking into online dating. Zoosk has received $4.5 million in funding and has 16.5m users. Not all dating sites are growing like Zoosk. Spark Networks saw sales drop to $14m vs. $15.8m a year ago, while Match.com's revenue grew 5% to $93.5m. While jobless people may be also lonely, many will find paying $25 to $35 a month for a dating service a luxury when they have no income and will use Zoosk or free sites like PlentyofFish. FULL ARTICLE @ MARKET WATCH
Rank Site Jan 07 to Sep 07 Jan 08 to Sep 08
1 eHarmony 79,019.631 93,255.171
2 Match.com 51,170.580 47,607.049
3 Chemistry.com 12,125.655 28,282.073
4 Cupid.com 1,067.142 847.231
5 Nocheatersdate.com 0.000 822.042
6 Blacksingles.com 272.964 510.251
7 AdultFriendFinder.com 0.000 243.553
8 AshleyMadison.com 59.977 243.420
9 Ciaorossano.com 0.000 212.750
10 ChristianMingle.com 0.000 201.213
Source: The Nielsen Company (2009)
The full article was originally published at eHarmony blog, but is no longer available.
EASY DATE -- Feb 18 -- UK dating company EasyDate offers 100% revenue share for the next 3 month. If you generate 5000 registrations per month you get 100% of the revenue for the next 6 months. If you generate 10,000, you get 100% revenue for a whole year!
THE PROVINCE -- Feb 15 -- For Markus Frind, CEO of Plentyoffish.com, Sundays are low-key.
Q: What do you do on Sundays?
A: I like to do as little as possible. I like playing video games, go out for dinner and travel.
Q: Are you swamped during the week?
A: Not really but it's starting to get more busy now. I've been doing three or four interviews a day because of Valentine's Day.
Q: Do you still only work an hour a day?
A: I used to do that last year. I started to do more this year now because the site is getting bigger and there's so much to do.
Q: Do you still work from home?
A: No, we have an office now.
The full article was originally published at The Province, but is no longer available.
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