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eHarmony Makes Traffic Stats Public

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

eHarmony recently became a Quantcast tracked site to track their visitor analytics and have this information available publicly for 3rd party verification probably for potential advertisers to validate their userbase. The data is actually pretty normal but I was surprised to see how many Nigerian and Western African scammers are using eharmony especially since the […]

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Match.com Announces Deals with ninemsn and Terra

May 19th, 2008 · No Comments

DALLAS, May 19, 2008 — Match.com Reinforces Global Leadership Position With Two New International Partnerships to be the exclusive online dating partner for ninemsn in Australia and Terra with presence throughout Latin America. Both partnerships will expand Match.com’s international presence and solidify its position as the global leader in online dating. In Australia, Match.com was chosen by ninemsn, a […]

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Jdate Launches UK Jewish Dating Site

April 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Jdate Launches UK Jewish Dating Site

April 29th, 2008 – JDate announced the launch of a sister-site in the UK market, www.JDate.co.uk. , to expand its network to Jewish daters worldwide. Jdate is already available in Hebrew, English, and French languages and the UK Jdate site is designed for the UK market which has nearly 300,000 Jewish residents and is home […]

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History of Internet Dating

April 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Here is the history of internet dating or at least as I remember things. I have been working in the online dating industry for several major brands including Kiss.com, uDate.com, Match.com, Perfectmatch.com, ePersonals.com and our very own Lovesites.com. I have seen sites come and go, even large ones. I have been involved in two major […]

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Which Dancing with the Stars Couple is a Perfect Match?

April 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Which Dancing with the Stars Couple is a Perfect Match?

Do you want to know how compatible the Dancing with the Stars couples are? The chief Relationship Expert for Perfectmatch.com, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, analyzed couples from DWTS and reveals her pick to win the competition based of the Duet Total Compatibility System test. Dr. Pepper was featured on “Good Morning America” where she analyzed the compatibility of anchors […]

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HotorNot.com Sold for $20 Million

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

HotOrNot has been reported as sold by TechCrunch for a reported $20 million dollars. The University of California Berkeley grads, James Hong and Jim Young, have sold HotOrNot for a reported $20 million to Avid Life Media out of Toronto, Canada. Avid Life Media is a network of targeted niche brands that looks to be acquiring web […]

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MySpace Developer Platform Introduced

February 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on MySpace Developer Platform Introduced

SF Gate Tech Chronicles reported today that MySpace will be introducing a developer platform to create programs and services to integrate into the MySpace API. I have personally been getting a little social network fatique with new Facebook Apps that I keep getting invites to and don’t see the business model around it unless the […]

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Free Dating Service – Meeta.com

January 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Free Dating Service – Meeta.com

From a few veterans of the online dating industry – Jason Llorin (ePersonals.com, Lovesites.com), Brian Rauschenbach (Kiss.com, uDate.com, Match.com, ePersonals, Lovesites, Perfectmatch.com) and Norman Clarke (Kiss.com, ePersonals.com, Lovesites.com) comes Meeta.com; an innovative, free social dating service.  Launching in late Q1, Meeta.com will cater to singles by providing an easy-to-use interface that enables members to meet […]

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Spark Networks has JDate.com for Sale

January 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Spark Networks has JDate.com for Sale

The New York Times has recently reported that the popular Jewish online dating service, JDate.com, is for sale by its parent company Spark Networks Inc. They are apparently in talks already with some major media companies like Yahoo Personals, Myspace (News Corp), eHarmony and the IACi that owns Match.com. JDate.com has been one of the […]

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Chemistry’s New Anti-eHarmony Campaign

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Chemistry.com is bringing in the New Year with a new wave of print ads targeting its main competitor, eHarmony.com. Many of you have probably seen last year’s “Rejected By eHarmony” campaign, depicting the people who have been turned away from eHarmony for not being happy enough, gay, or just unmatchable. The campaign proved very successful. […]

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Penthouse Buys Adult Friend Finder

January 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Who hasn’t heard the news? Penthouse Media Group Inc., publisher of internationally known men’s publication, Penthouse Magazine, recently announced on Dec. 12, 2007 that they have acquired Various, Inc. for $500 million. With this acquisition, Penthouse will be the largest adult entertainment company in the world. Penthouse Media Group CEO Marc H. Bell has stated […]

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True.com Going out of Business?

November 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on True.com Going out of Business?

Is True.com going out of business? We have been trying to get to the bottom on what is happening with the True.com affiliate program that used to be run through Commission Junction. You can see that their is an “Affiliates” link still being promoted in the footer of their site and when you click on […]

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Rejected by eHarmony – Chemistry Commercials

October 24th, 2007 · No Comments

If you haven’t seen the string of Chemistry.com TV commercials that are geared against eHarmony and how they just reject peoples personal ads because of religion, sexuality or their system just can’t match the person up with anyone. The ad with the “Dear John Letter” is one of my personal favorites. eHarmony claims to be […]

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eHarmony.com – 5 Worse Websites by Time Magazine

July 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on eHarmony.com – 5 Worse Websites by Time Magazine

Time Magazine has named eHarmony.com as one of the 5 worse websites and sites to avoid. You can see the entire list and read the editorial comments here: eHarmony.com named Top Worse Websites by Time.com eHarmony had this coming to them especially after Chemistry.com slammed them in their “Rejected by eHarmony” ad campaign that appeared […]

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