BBC RADIO 4 - Dec 7 - BBC Radio 4 has interviewed Mark Brooks; Ross Williams, CEO of GlobalPersonals.co.uk (WhiteLabelDating) and Marc Lesnick, the organizer of iDate. Mark Brooks said: "Worldwide the online dating industry stands at over $3.5 billion. But when you consider it in terms of the social impact online dating has, there’s an incredible impact and potential for the future." Ross Williams claims to be the CEO of the biggest dating company in Europe with £ 30M revenue per year. Global Personals now hosts more than 6K white label sites and has won 3 awards in the industry equivalent of the Oscars - iDate Awards. Marc Lesnick organizes the event and iDate awards nominations for next year’s awards which will be held in January have just been announced.
The online dating world is about to change again. Some sites are already offering a mobile dating App. From your location it can tell you if anyone is single, available and suitable nearby. Mark Brooks explains: "Singles can have it all. They can be sitting in a coffee shop on a Friday afternoon and decide they want to go on a date and they can see who’s around them. I believe it is the next stage for online dating."
"The importance of mobile isn’t so much on the location element. Instead of sending messages from your computer you can do it from your phone."