PRESS RELEASE - Dec 8 - CommunityMatrimony.com, a part of Consim Info, a company that owns over 300 community based matrimony portals has just tied the knot with Twitter. Members of CommunityMatrimony.com can now add their Twitter updates to their matrimony profile. The Twitter updates will be displayed along with the matrimony profile. BharatMatrimony.com, also part of Consim Info, will also be tying the knot with Twitter in the near future.
The full article was originally published at Webnewswire, but is no longer available.
DAILY TELEGRAPH - Dec 6 - Dating services RSVP and other operators are introducing specialised tours for those who don't want to travel on their own. The concept is about allowing groups of people to go away that are at a stage of life when all their friends are married or in relationships. It's not necessarily about dating. Often single women travelling will make friends with other single women. Fast Impressions' speed-dating service has introduced one-day wine tours for singles to the Hunter Valley, Victoria's Yarra Valley and the Bar- ossa region of South Australia. Grand Pacific Tours has introduced its first tour for singles, a trip to New Zealand next year. FULL ARTICLE @ DAILY TELEGRAPH
This is the news for the week of November 27th through December 3rd, 2009. Here is the news we covered for this week:
PRESS RELEASE - Dec 4 - iovation, provider of the world’s first device reputation service for preventing online fraud and abuse, has been recognized as a top finalist in the category of Best New Technology for the 2010 iDate Awards. This year, as part of the 7th annual Internet Dating Conference, iDate and Online Personals Watch are hosting the first annual Internet Dating Industry Awards. FULL ARTICLE @ SYS CON
PR NEWSWIRE - Dec 3 - Zoosk, the social dating community, has closed a $30M Series D round of funding. The round was led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners, the oldest venture capital firm in the United States. Existing investors Canaan Partners and ATA Ventures also participated. Since its launch in December 2007, Zoosk has attracted~40M singles. Singles can join Zoosk via their social network by adding the Zoosk application on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, and Friendster.
The full article was originally published at PR Newswire, but is no longer available.
NY DAILY NEWS - Dec 3 - TMZ has obtained a contract AshleyMadison.com sent to Woods offering him $5M for "advertisement, endorsement, sale and promotion" of their site. AshleyMadison.com has 3.5M members, making it the largest online dating site for people in relationships, said CEO Noel Biderman. Biderman said he has preserved more marriages than he has destroyed. FULL ARTICLE @ NY DAILY NEWS
THE GLOBE AND MAIL - Dec 2 - IllicitEncounters.com said it has seen a huge increase in the number of financial workers signing up to have affairs after the collapse of the markets in October last year, and that “finance” continued to be one of the most represented professional areas on the site. IllicitEncounters.com has more than 380,000 members across Britain of which ~20,000 work in “financial services”
A list of the top 10 reasons bankers gave for having affairs follows:
1. To feel loved
2. For the thrill
3. Unstable home life
4. To escape the mundane
5. Ego boost
6. To avoid costly divorce
7. To lavish attention on someone
8. Because they feel entitled
9. Because they can/opportunity
10. Peer pressure
The full article was originally published at Globe and Mail, but is no longer available.
EHARMONY BLOG - Dec 2 - The new OkCupid iPhone App brings a lot of the site’s essential functions to the device.
- Mail and messaging
- Member search
- Take and upload photos from the iPhone
- Who has viewed me” list
- “Improve matches” quiz
The full article was originally published at eHarmony blog, but is no longer available.
BUSINESS WIRE - Dec 1 - With 50% of U.S. marriages ending in divorce, and 75% of America’s 168M spouses identifying themselves as ‘unhappy’ after only ten years of marriage, a new website HappierCouples.com seeks to stem the rising tide of unhappy marriages. Created by matchmaker Jeff Ullman – founder of Great Expectations, HappierCouples.com provides couples with access to the long-overdue tools and services necessary to breathe new life back into their partnership. FULL ARTICLE @ SYS CON
PRESS RELEASE - Dec 1 - More than 27,000 single Americans responded to People Media’s DatingData poll, and 51% indicated their attitude toward dating has not gone into recession at all: it remains the same despite the ongoing economic strife. 24% would not date anyone who is unemployed. 17% would be less motivated to date, 6% view dating as networking to find a job and 2% would be more motivated to date. The number of unique visitors to People Media dating sites has grown by 15% in the past year, according to comScore. People Media is a provider of targeted online dating communities. The company operates 27 dating sites including BlackPeopleMeet.com and SeniorPeopleMeet.com.
The full article was originally published at Yahoo Finance, but is no longer available.
PR WEB - Dec 1 - Launching in Beta today, HerWay.com is a dating site where women control all of the searching on the site. Men have access to statistics and reports that allow them to track, improve, and optimize their dating profile. Also research has demonstrated that when women initiate communication, the success rate for both parties is greatly increased. FULL ARTICLE @ THE EARTH TIMES