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Opinion/Analysis

Should We Really Be Measuring CEO Likability?

By | May 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Last week, tech publications and startup news sites were all asking the same thing: how much do you like your boss? The questions were spurred by the inaugural 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards, which scored CEOs based on how much people like them. By…

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs Love Their Startups Like Parents Love Their Children

By | May 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Love is a big part of being an entrepreneur. With it, you can conquer stressful investor meetings, eccentric employee interviews, and unimpressive projection numbers without batting an eye. But without it, you’re chance of success are limited, as passion and commitment are integral to the…

Interviews

Austin

Bishop Paul Tighe Talks About the Vatican’s Relationship with Digital Culture – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

A lot of people might be surprised to hear about the Vatican taking a vested interested in technology, especially social media. In fact, this cultural crossover became headline news when it was announced the Vatican would be participating in SXSW 2017. Bishop Paul Tighe, the…

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…

Tips & How To’s

5 Online Dating Tips for the Busy Entrepreneur

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

It may seem like the hardest part of online dating is picking which service to use, but for busy professionals another issue quickly crops up: You just don’t have enough time to make it work. Finding the space and energy to tailor your profile,…

Startups & Apps

4 Couples Apps Perfect for This Year’s Valentine’s Day

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

What is red, white, pink and shines romance all over the place? Valentine’s Day, of course! The “love holiday”, which many attribute to consumerism, is approaching for most countries around the world, so if that is the case of your country, you should hurry…

Reports & Rankings

Study Shows Online Dating Still Not as Effective as Offline

By | Feb 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

How often do you talk to people through text? How often to do you talk to people in person? Do you do one more than the other? It probably depends what type of person you are. Certain people thrive on being surrounded by others,…

Psychology

Richard Branson Explains How to Be Happy 

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Success isn’t what makes him happy, explains Virgin founder Richard Branson in his contribution to Dear Stranger: Letters on the Subject of Happiness (July 2015). To clarify, that means that having a billion dollars, a private island, and your very own Wikipedia page aren’t…

Product Launch

Miami

SCORE: Online Dating Game That Connects Soulmates Offline

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

If life is messy, love is messier, especially when it includes technology. I know very few people who enjoy the experience of online dating: The process can be tedious and the outcome undesirable. Why is it difficult to find love online? One reason why…

Culture

5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture More Loving

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When we talk about startup culture, we often talk about “fun” – that’s where ping pong, happy hours, and silly mascots come in. But fun can be superficial, especially when there aren’t strong values underpinning it. What type of culture will help startup employees survive…

Product Launch

Chicago

Never Let Them Go: Grab an ‘Ex-Box’ for Valentine’s Day

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm

When it comes to romantic relationships, sometimes letting go just isn’t as relieving as people claim. No matter the amount of time that has elapsed or the situation through which these relationships end, a recurrence of memories and past emotions is inevitable, and we fall…

Opinion/Analysis

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs on a Budget

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you still don’t have a gift for your love. The burden of having to surprise him or her is starting to weigh you down, especially because you’re a busy entrepreneur on a tight budget. The good news is, there…

Reports & Rankings

Top 20 Cities for Singles

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day – a day to look at the several ways through which couples try (and fail) to impress their significant others; it’s great. Except, just kidding. I actually very much hate Valentine’s Day – not so much for the…

Business

Emojis Takeover: From 2014’s Most Popular Word to Taco Bell Campaign

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm

The most popular word of 2014 wasn’t actually a word,  it was an emoji: the ♥ emoji. According to the Global Language Monitor (GLM) in their 2014 report on English-language word usage, “the Heart and Love emoji, emoticon, and variations thereof appear billions of times…

.CO

Why I Love You Is Buffer for Love Letters

By | Jul 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

How do I love thee? Let me text the ways… Leave it to geeks to figure out how to make their love more efficient and systematized. With Why I Love You, you can schedule email or text messages telling someone why you love them –…

Android

DC

With Datelytics, Online Dating Can Actually Be Fun

By | Apr 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

We can all agree that online dating is the absolute worst, right? Sure, everything is fine and dandy when you’re chatting with the latest guy/girl with whom you were most recently matched on Tinder, or flirting with your soul mate (calm down, lunatic) on…

Social Media

The Battle to be the Best Dating Site

By | Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

Editor’s Note: This article is a revised version of an article that appears in the May 2012 issue of The Social Media Monthly. If you like it, you might want to download The Social Media Monthly iPad app or iPhone app and subscribe, or order a print subscription. Nary an arrow…