Online Dating Sites - Lovesites

Providing online dating site reviews, dating advice and tips for singles looking for love, dates and romance online.

Match.com Promo Offer

Entries Tagged as 'Dating Industry News'

Match.com Partners with Yahoo! Personals

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

IAC’s Match.com Partners with Yahoo! to be the Exclusive Online Dating Service on Yahoo! DALLAS, May 24th, 2010 – Match.com, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today announced an agreement by which Match.com will become the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo!. Yahoo! Personals users will have the opportunity to move to a new […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Andrew Conru

March 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

10 Quick Questions with Andrew Conru: 1. Back in 1994 when you started up WebPersonals.com, did you ever think that the industry would be this huge? I knew that the Internet was going to be revolutionary the first time I saw how it enabled people worldwide to see postings instantaneously.  At that time, the dating […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Hitwise Top 10 Dating Site Rankings September 2009

October 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Hitwise top rankings are in for September, 2009. 1. PlentyofFish (free dating site) 2. Match.com 3. Singlesnet 4. Yahoo! Personals 5. DateHookup.com (free dating site) 6. eHarmony (up one spot even with all of that TV advertising) 7. Adam4Adam (down one spot) 8. True.com (not sure how they are still top 10) 9. SeniorPeopleMeet.com […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Internet Dating Rankings – June/July 09

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Hitwise ~ 7/09 1. PlentyofFish.com (free dating) 2. Singlesnet.com 3. Match.com 4. Yahoo Personals 5. DateHookup.com (free dating) 6. Adam4Adam (gay personals) 7. eHarmony.com 8. TRUE 9. Blackpeoplemeet (owned by Match) 10. Manhunt.net (gay personals) 11. Seniorpeoplemeet.com (owned by Match) 12. OnlineBootyCall.com 13. OkCupid (free dating) 14. Christian Mingle 15. Chemistry.com (Match.com premium dating) 16. […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News · Top Dating Sites

Facebook Ad Matches Husband with Wife

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“Peter” in this case is the Facebook user logged in to his account. The woman in the “Hot Singles” ad is his own wife. This isn’t an ad directly served by Facebook, but rather one from a third-party ad network that operates within the social network. Facebook does however use member photos in ads. You’re […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Match.com Agrees To Buy People Media For $80 Million

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

IAC/Match.com is buying into the niche groups subscription dating business with the acquisition of People Media from private equity firm American Capital Ltd. and various investors for $80 million in cash. The deal will add 27 dating sites with a combined 255,000 paying subcribers to the IAC (NSDQ: IACI) portfolio, including BlackPeopleMeet.com, LDSPlanet.com (Latter Day […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Match to Buy Yahoo Personals

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The InterActiveCorp says that it is in talks to buy Yahoo’s online-dating business, Yahoo Personals, after posting a first-quarter loss due to a dip in online advertising. IAC CEO Barry Diller said Wednesday his company was in discussions around acquiring the Yahoo Personals property, but he cautioned that it was too early to know whether […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

eHarmony Advertising on MySpace

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I saw a flash ad for eHarmony running on Myspace today which I thought was a bit strange since I am listed as a 37-year old married man on Myspace. Is eHarmony doing a little monkey see monkey do with Match.com and just testing the waters with a run of site campaign? I find it […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Online Dating Banner Archives

March 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I was just looking through some old files on my computer and came across some old online dating banners that I have collected over the years. Hope you enjoy how our industry has progress and digressed over the years. Do you remember when 468×60 was the standard banner size. Now we have geo-flash targeted banners […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

True.com Class Action Lawsuit Settled

March 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Dallas Morning News reported on March 10th, 2009 that True.com dating web site settles a class action lawsuit for $1.5M. The Irving, Texas based internet dating site will pay $1.5 million in refunds to their customers that were still charged monthly membership fees after they canceled their memberships. Under an agreement filed the previous […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Match.com Sells European Presence to Meetic

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments

The InterActiveCorp (IAC) that owns and operates Match.com, signed a deal to sell off their European operations of Match.com which include Match.co.uk to the French-based company Meetic for a 5 million euro note (about $6.3 million) along with a 27% interest in the Meetic online dating service company. The IAC said that the Match European […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Hitwise Internet Dating Rankings – 12/08

January 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The latest internet dating ranking have been published by Hitwise.com and this list is looking more accurate on the top everytime I see it but very loose on the bottom. What happened to Perfectmatch.com, AmericanSingles.com, JDate.com and I wonder if they track MSN Personals, AOL Personals, AT&T Dating and Earthlink Dating under Match.com along with […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Match.com Launches Free Dating Site (DowntoEarth.com)

January 4th, 2009 · 14 Comments

We have been following this rumor now for about 6 months that Match.com was going to be launching a free dating service and we had one of their developers asking our members on Meeta.com how they found our site and other questions. Markus of Plenty of Fish announced the news yesterday with a blog post […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

ooVoo Webcam Meetings

December 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I just came across this slick group video chat application called ooVoo.com. You can have webcam meetings with up to 6 people with high resolution video. I wonder if a dating service will integrate a feature or application like this for meeting rooms or virtual speed dating. There hasn’t been an application in online dating […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

FriendFinder Networks IPO

December 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

FriendFinder Networks Inc, an owner of niche dating websites and publisher of the adult men’s magazine Penthouse, filed for a $460 million IPO. FriendFinder has plans to use the proceeds of its IPO primarily to pay off debt, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Penthouse Media Group, a Florida-based company […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Dating in a Down Economy

December 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Is love and romance tied to the economy? Many would think that a dating service membership may be considered a service that you buy into if you have discretionary income but Reuter’s reported recently in an article “Falling stock markets spur searches for love online” that a list of web sites have reported increased activity […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

eHarmony Gay Dating Service (Compatible Partners)

November 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On Nov 19, Reuters reported that the online dating service eHarmony agreed to create a new website for gays and lesbians as part of a settlement with a gay man in New Jersey, says the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. The new website named Compatible Partners will provide a dating service with “male […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Match.com’s Netclub.com Acquisition

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Match had announced back on February 27th that it acquired two dating services: eDodo.net in China and Netclub.fr in France as part of its international expansion. This added another 4 million people to their global database along with some additional revenue. They have changed very little since the acquisition and have basically left the two […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Hitwise September 2008 Online Dating Site Rankings

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The September, 2008 Hitwise US rankings for Online Dating Sites have been compiled and released. 1. Singlesnet 2. PlentyofFish 3. Yahoo! Personals 4. Match.com 5. DateHookup.com 6. Adam4Adam.com 7. eHarmony.com Here are the top 3 sites ranked by Hitwise in the U.K. – 8/08 1. PlentyofFish.com 2. DatingDirect.co.uk 3. Gaydar.co.uk Here are the top Canadian […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Online Dating Traffic Trends

September 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I am addicted to stats and analytics and am always looking for any pulse or meter on the online dating industry so I can start making assumptions and guesses as to where each company is going and who the leaders are. Check out the Snapshot report from Compete.com on eHarmony.com, Match.com, Yahoo Personals, Singlesnet.com and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

White Label Dating Technology

September 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

Are you a dating domain poacher and are sitting on a few valuable dating related domains but don’t have the resources to build out or maintain an online dating site? I have scoured around looking for a few of the best of breed businesses to work with depending on whether your domains are international, geo-specific […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

eHarmony Deal with AOL Personals

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

eHarmony announced a new partnership on the AOL Personals channel where it will share it’s online dating advice to readers of AOL Personals. AOL singles will also be able to register for eHarmony’s relationship service directly competing on a page shared with AOL’s long time partner Match.com. The page looks to be co-sponsored by the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Do You Use Social Network’s to Date?

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

I get asked at least once a week whether I think that social network applications like Myspace, Bebo, Facebook, Twittr, Stumbleupon and Yelp are replacing the traditional online dating services like Match.com and Yahoo Personals. I think that tons of younger singles are using these apps for hook-ups for sure but the core demographic of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Meetic.com Stock Down

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Want to buy stock from a publicly traded internet dating company? Well, the international dating service Meetic.com (MEET:FP) is traded on the European stock exchange Euronext. The stock took a dive recently after the company reported second-quarter sales which missed analysts’ estimates. The company was still profitable but only had 12,097 new paying subscribers in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News

Hitwise June 2008 Online Dating Rankings

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Hitwise US internet dating rankings have recently been updated and here is the top sites by traffic according to Hitwise which monitors internet traffic and collects data directly from ISP networks. Hitwise is a commercial product where you have to pay to access data reports similar to Comscore. It is used to measure market share […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dating Industry News