By Chip Cutter The Wall Street Journal Thu., Dec. 20, 2018 A decade ago, when Mandy Ginsberg asked couples how they met, some would give a fictitious answer: “Oh, we met through friends.” When she then revealed she worked at an online dating company, their answers shifted: “Oh, we actually met through Match,” they told her. In her nearly 13 years at Match Group Inc., where she became chief executive in January, Ms. Ginsberg has watched the stigma of online dating fade almost entirely. Today, many people even proudly pursue a multiapp dating strategy. Match owns well-known dating apps including Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, along with lesser-known brands such as PetPeopleMeet.com, devoted to single pet lovers, and LDSPlanet.com, focused on those in the Mormon Church. The Dallas-based company is expanding in Latin America, Japan, South Korea and India to tap what it estimates is a market of 600 million singles. Her first year at the helm has been … [Read more...] about The CEO behind Tinder, OkCupid on the future of online dating
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By Jennifer Miller The New York Times Tues., April 3, 2018 Over video, chat and text — though rarely in real life — digital dating coaches help you create a more attractive online profile, decipher your date’s cryptic text message and boost your confidence after an unsuccessful Tinder fling. These are not substitutes for a licensed therapist, but they’re convenient. “We strive for instant gratification,” said Liron Shapira, 30, co-founder of a chat-based Silicon Valley startup called Relationship Hero. “We give 24/7 service. If you want advice at 4 a.m., you can get it.” Like virtual brunch Online dating coaches have been around practically since online dating began, but their focus has shifted. In 2009, when Laurie Davis Edwards started a company called eFlirt Expert, her most popular offering was a dating “concierge” who would write client profiles, suggest potential matches and even respond to messages … [Read more...] about What can online dating coaches do for you in the Tinder era?
By Special to the Star Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 Natalie is a 44-year-old software engineer who lives in the east end. She says “I’m a mix-and-match kind of girl, with a thing for vintage. My style is a bit witchy and a bit gypsy, but femme and flirty always.” Natalie says “When my friends describe me, ‘hilarious’ gets used a lot. I’m outgoing and lots of fun. I have a wild sense of humour and I love to make people laugh.” She says “I’m a big reader, and I write fiction too. I do a lot of walking to stay in shape, and I’ve been exploring mindfulness and meditation for the last few years, which has really helped to centre me.” She adds “I didn’t have my act together, emotionally, for years. I’m working on it. I have a more positive mindset now.” I went into online dating thinking that any man I might date has to have an inner life and self-awareness. This is a biggie. I want a man … [Read more...] about Dating Diaries: I try not to be too picky, but my date picked his teeth with a coaster
caption Trump supporters can find now like-minded love. source Lucas Jackson/Reuters The dating game has become more political than ever. A 2016 Tinder study found 71% of online daters consider political differences to be a dealbreaker. And now, two online dating sites – Trump Dating and TrumpSingles – have arisen to indulge one side of that growing divide. The two sites brand themselves as exclusively for supporters of US President Donald Trump, but they’re not quite the first of their kind. Politically focused sites catering to Republicans and Democrats seeking love have sprung up in the past. There was even a site for singles who were “feeling the Bern”. And conglomerate IAC – which owns Match.com and a slew of other dating services – caused a stir in 2016 when it locked down the URL “TrumpPeopleMeet.com,” though it hasn’t used the domain to set up a site yet. But the language used by one of the two … [Read more...] about Trump supporters have their own dating websites now — and they’re already sparking controversy
The majority of online daters would prefer a partner with a good credit score than a nice car. A good credit score is perceived to be a sign of responsibility, trustworthiness, and intelligence. Finding a partner who is financially responsible is more important than having a physically attractive significant other, according to a recent survey. You don’t need a fancy sports car or a killer body to impress a date. A national study performed by Discover and Match Media Group of 2,000 American adults found that a good credit score may help land you a relationship. Match owns dating websites and apps -such as Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid – covering 63 million global users. For 58% of online daters, a good credit score is more attractive than a nice car. Half of those surveyed prefer a partner to have a good credit score over an impressive job title, and 40% took the credit score over a physically fit body. … [Read more...] about Your credit score can help you get a house, a car — and apparently, a date