BUSINESSWIRE - Sep 16 - The Meet Group will host the world's largest virtual speed dating event, partnering with Plenty of Fish to each donate $10,000 for a total of $20,000 to Feeding America on Sun 20th Sep. Available to MeetMe, Skout and POF members. "The pandemic has forever changed the nature of dating, tilting it toward video," said Geoff Cook, CEO of The Meet Group. "With 1.2m broadcasters and 8.9m viewers per month, our livestreaming solutions are changing the nature of dating apps, adding an element of social entertainment while providing meaningful connection and an antidote to loneliness. We are thrilled to partner with Plenty of Fish to host the world's largest speed dating event."
In a recent survey of MeetMe daters, 76% of respondents said they feel they are better able to connect with people over video. The average participating member on The Meet Group's livestreaming platform spends 30 mins a day streaming or watching and 7.6m matches were made on NextDate since March. "As one of the first dating apps to bring livestreaming to our members, we've continued to see enthusiasm for distance dating," said POF CEO Malgosia Green.
5.5m+ Plenty of Fish members have used the livestreaming feature since launch and 250k+ POF members use the feature daily. 50% of livestreaming users are Gen-Z and millennials.