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The World’s First Augmented Reality Dating App Is Finally Here

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Before Pokémon Go hit smartphones around the world like a ton of bricks, the augmented reality discussion was cemented in a futuristic image of the tech. Think Ironman’s heads up display without the cumbersome helmet and the English voice assistant. People have had high…

Trends

Are Networking Apps the Next Big Thing?

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

Apps have been rising in popularity across the digital media space – from Instagram and Facebook to Snapchat, users are all seeking new ways to connect and build relationships with each other digitally. And while dating apps have also been an important part of…

Opinion/Analysis

Are Dating Apps Causing the Increase in STDs?

By | May 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Roughly three years ago, Harold Wiesenfeld, medical director for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County’s STD and HIV program, started to be bothered by something his patients were telling him. It became big enough of an issue that Wiesenfeld began asking his patients about the dating apps…

Startups & Apps

MiCrush: A Dating App for Latinos

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

The realm of dating apps is a successful one. Tinder for example, has currently more than 50 million users worldwide, which is more than enough to secure a place among the most used apps. However, some users are getting tired of the shallowness often…

Reports & Rankings

The Best and Worst Dating Apps of the Year

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

You may not be a fan of Valentine’s Day, but who doesn’t love love? There’s a reason that hundreds of dating sites and apps exist; and a good number of them are doing pretty well (except for the one you’re trying to get funded)….

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Security

Dating App Happn Violates Its Own Privacy Terms

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A few weeks ago I introduced you to the French dating app Happn  (now available across the US and in other European cities). It’s an app that connects users with others who are close by. It will display all users who you’ve “crossed paths” with, or in…

Product Launch

Dating App Happn Adds Voice Feature

By | Jan 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

There are so many dating apps out there, and after a while they all start to blend together. I mean, for the most part, they offer the same features, use the same algorithms, and have you fill out the same info. For a dating…

Infographics / Images

These Are All the Kinds of Info Found in the Ashley Madison Data Dump

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

All everyone has been talking about is the Ashley Madison data dump. Even the majority of the human population that isn’t even implicated in the situation (or even in an actual relationship – like myself) have kept their attention focused on the next chapter…

Trends

Tinder Had a Dramatic Twitter Meltdown Last Night

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In case you guys missed it, Tinder was an absolute mess last night. Like a person who’s been dumped over text, Tinder did what every Millennial mess-up would do after a breakup: tweet about their frustrations. As a response to newly-published article in Vanity…

Lifestyle

PositiveSingles, the Dating App for Singles With STDs

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In a society that is increasingly living in the digital world, it comes as no surprise that dating apps are hitting the spotlight, with new ones appearing regularly. Tinder is by far one of the most popular apps for dating, where a simple swipe…

Lifestyle

Jdate Sues Competitor Jewish Dating App For Using The Letter “J”

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Jdate, the popular dating service responsible for more Jewish hookups than a bottle of Manischewitz, is playing hardball in the dog-eat-dog world of nice Jewish match-making. Jdate’s parent company, Spark Networks, discreetly filed a lawsuit late last year against Jswipe, the ‘Tinder for Jews’…

Startups & Apps

Swipe No More: Hands-Free Tinder for Your Apple Watch

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Just in case you still haven’t found a really good use for your Apple Watch, why not put it to use towards something that you probably already do throughout the day (if you’re single, that is)? The Austin, TX-based design agency, T3, has just…

Lifestyle

Give Tinder a Left Swipe With These Alternatives

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Online dating is not exactly a new thing, as it has been around for some time now, ever since Internet got really popular. However, this stream of dating services and apps really is something new, and is a very successful market, without a doubt….

Opinion/Analysis

Andrew Chen Explains 6 Reasons Why Dating Startups Don’t Get Funded

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

We’ve written previously about how dating startups simply don’t get any love from venture capitalists. Last year, the portion of VC money that went to online and mobile dating startups made up a tiny fraction of the overall funding doled out to startups in…

Trends

The Online Dating Market is Not Oversaturated

By | May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

With an estimated 2,500 dating sites in the U.S. alone, the prospect of choosing between them can seem as overwhelming as finding “the one” amongst the approximately 41 million Americans who have tried online dating. There are sites catering for most age and income…

Startups & Apps

Why Millennials Favor Dating with New Tech

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

Decades ago, young New York Jews drove up into the picturesque Catskill Mountains to meet one another; secure in the knowledge that the cream of the single crop would be waiting for them at one of the huge hotels in the aptly named “Borscht…

Trends

If You Want VC Love, Don’t Create a Dating Startup

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm

With Valentine’s Day happening tomorrow, it’s natural for many of us single people to want to find dates so as to not spoil taint the themes of the holiday. Because of this desire, we may find ourselves turning to apps like Tinder or Hinge,…