BUSINESSWIRE - MillionaireMatch has launched free mandatory verification of its users using government ID. It could be a Driver's License, passport, or any other form of valid ID. The site also offers Live Video Verification. Users are verified through a series of real-time posed selfies to check whether the person in a live video selfie is the same as the person in the profile. A checkmark will appear on the verified profile.
BUSINESSWIRE - Millionaire Match, a dating app for rich and privileged singles, now allows users to upload a short video instead of a photo, which can be up to 30s. Millionaire Match allows videos recorded live straight as well as pre-recorded ones.
PRESS RELEASE - MillionaireMatch, an online elite club especially for rich and attractive singles looking for love, has recently surveyed its female members. 25% of females registered to use the site in the last six months said they were single. 41% chose not to indicate their relationship status on their profile.
BUSINESSWIRE - Aug 12 - MillionaireMatch, a dating site for rich and affluent singles, has reached a 5M users milestone. The site launched in 2001. MillionaireMatch manually certifies all profiles and requires that income and profile photos be verified.
BUSINESSWIRE - Mar 16 - Coronavirus pandemic is taxing the global healthcare system. One area where this is soon to be felt very strongly is in a shortage of blood donors. Millionaire Match recently announced a Blood Drive Campaign for those who donate blood during this crisis. Millionaire Match will award 1 free month of premium membership to those people who donate blood. And their profile will be tagged with a unique logo.
PR NEWSWIRE - Oct 22 - MillionaireMatch announced that certified millionaires are now allowed to hide their faces on its site and instead use pictures of their luxury assets as their profile images. Certified millionaires are no longer required to take a clear headshot as their profile photos, which can further safeguard their privacy online. On MillionaireMatch, users need to provide proof of annual income of ~$150K or a bank statement with a balance of $1M, before MillionaireMatch issues certificate badges to indicate that they are certified millionaires.
THINK ADVISOR - June 20 - Allegations of trolling a millionaire dating site MillionaireMatch.com to defraud wealthy women has landed a venture capital company and its officers and directors in the center of a lawsuit alleging securities fraud in California. The firm of Sanford Heisler Sharp filed the suit in the Superior Court of California, alleging the principals of a venture capital operation, VentureMoney Management, defrauded a woman of $600K on the dating site MillionaireMatch.com. The firm seeks the return of her money, interest, costs and attorneys' fees. The plaintiff had filed individually against VentureMoney Management CEO Mark Bernier, who allegedly targeted her and her money on the dating site with a solicitation to invest her money in a fraudulent scheme. Bernier presented himself on the dating site as a licensed investment professional to gain the trust of the woman in order to make a sale. All the while he would "falsely" promise to return her money, according to the complaint. In addition to Bernier and VentureMoney Management, the companies VMC Holdings, Casco Bay Capital and individuals Paul Turino, Alan Maiss, James Jalil, John Zoraian, Greg Zoraian, Greg Doyle, Paul Roben, Roger Rappoport, Nishal Mohan and Mario Diez are named as defendants.
FORBES - June 18 - MillionaireMatch.com has been in the business since 2001. Technical Manager, Carl Feng and Customer Experience Manager, John Martinuk gave insight on where MillionaireMatch is headed in order to stay competitive.
Q: How does MillionaireMatch stand out from the competition? A: We cater specifically to successful and attractive people, and help them find a match on the same page and with similar lifestyles. We provide the ability for our members to verify their income and photos proving they are who they claim to be.
Q: What can you tell me about the algorithm to help singles find love? How has it changed over the years? A: We are using AI technology to improve our recommendation system.
Q: A lot of new apps have incorporated the "swipe left or right" feature. Do you see MM doing this in the future? A: I really like that feature, because it's simple. We may have that feature available soon.
Q: You recently added a the feature "Recall". Can you talk about that? A: The "Recall" feature allows members to recall any sent messages, photos, and even entire conversations. They just need to press on the message and hit "Recall" when they change their mind.
MARKETWATCH - Mar 23 - MillionaireMatch.com, a dating site for millionaires and attractive people, has introduced “true selfies", a feature that encourages women to put “makeup-free” badges on their profiles to verify their natural beauty. However, the site doesn’t have any photo verification for men. Not everyone is a millionaire on MillionaireMatch.com. The site claims 2M members globally, but it doesn’t disclose how many are actually millionaires. There is a verification process for finances for both men and women but it is only optional.
OPW INTERVIEW - Mar 13 - Jason Du is founder of an extensive and impressive niche dating network, SuccessfulMatch, which includes SeniorMatch.com, LargeFriends.com, BikerKiss.com and many other fascinating niche dating sites. I've known him several years now, from iDate, and finally got him to interview. :-) (Full disclosure: MillionaireMatch.com is a client of Courtland Brooks).
What is your founding story? I graduated from UC Berkeley and worked in Silicon Valley for years. At that time I was curious why so many of my friends and coworkers, who were very successful people, were still single. When I asked them, they said: a) they were too busy, b) it was hard to find people matching their criteria and c) they didn't want to date gold diggers. So this is how my idea for a dating site for successful and attractive people came up. I launched MillionaireMatch.com in 2001. The site quickly took off. I am very happy for my best friend who found his wife through MillionaireMatch.com.
What counties are you in now and do you have plans for expansion? Most of our members are from USA, Canada, UK, Australia and Germany. Our headquarters is located in Ontario, Canada, and we are currently exploring other markets.
How are you different from sites like Match.com and OkCupid? Many of our users are verified. We verify their income, education, photo, age, etc. We focus on having quality and genuine profiles on our site. We want to be sure that people really are who they say they are. We also understand that privacy is crucial to our members. For example celebrities are provided with a special access to ensure anonymity. We also allow our members to show off their luxury lifestyle by posting photos of their expensive cars, yachts, etc.
So what makes you different from a "Sugar Daddy" dating site? MillionaireMatch.com is for successful singles looking for a serious, long-term relationship. Over 90% of our members stated they were looking for long-term relationship. Gold diggers are warned on our homepage that they are not welcome.
Tell us more about the income verification process. Do all members have to have their income verified? It's optional. This feature is for premium members only. Once they upload their profile photo, we ask them for their ID (passport or driving license), tax returns and property info to prove their income claim is true. If their annual income is over $200,000, they can place a "verified badge" on their profile.
What are your plans for mobile? Our new iOS and Android apps will be launched in one or two months. They have totally new looks with more features.
NY TIMES - Oct 17 - In recent weeks, two new mobile dating apps have been launched. One, called Meld, is marketed to black professionals seeking meaningful long-term relationships; the other, Luxy, invites wealthy individuals to find someone with whom to share their high-end lifestyles. Luxy is a mobile-based app by the same people who thought up MillionaireMatch.com. Luxy’s launch, however, provoked a lot of backlash. The news release called the service “Tinder minus the poor people.” Meld elicited some skepticism as well. At Ebony, Kirsten Magwood asks whether separating black people from a larger pool of singles is necessary: “Is racially based dating a dated concept in 2014?”
WASHINGTON TIMES - Sep 28 - Successful single women prefer conservative men to their liberal counterparts, according to MillionaireMatch.com, a dating site for successful people. 40% of single women verified as millionaires said they preferred to be matched with a conservative, while 38.5% said they wanted a moderate guy. ~15% asked to be paired with a liberal or very liberal man.