Chris Harrison Says Ladies Swoon for The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis
Juan Pablo Galavis, a single father from Miami, helped give The Bachelor a big ratings jump. The premiere on ABC had 8.5 million viewers. Galavis is a retired professional soccer player and is currently a music promoter. He is the first ethnic star of The Bachelor.
Host Chris Harrison says the ladies swoon over Galavis. Harrison said they had to retool the show around Galavis and his popularity. Take a look:
New She's a Home Wrecker Site Exposes Alleged Mistresses
ABC News reports that a new website, shesahomewrecker.com, attempts to expose alleged mistresses and cheating women. ABC News talked to some women who have posted on the site and alleged mistresses who have photos and stories about them on the site. Blaming and outing the mistress may feel good, but it is the cheating husband who is most deserving of the blame. ABC News anchor Linsey Davis asks where's the hesahomewrecker.com site. Take a look:
PlentyofFish (POF) has acquired FastLife, a speed dating and singles event company. FastLife holds over 2,400 events annually. It is the first major acquisition for POF.
Markus Frind, founder and CEO of PlentyOfFish, said in a statement, "The direction of online dating is undeniably headed towards a merging of the online and offline worlds, so this is a major move towards changing the way single people meet and interact. PlentyOfFish has always understood the importance of live events. Currently our users host over 300 events worldwide each month. Now more than ever, we understand the importance of offering singles innovative, new ways of connecting face to face."
PlentyOfFish plans more acquisitions. Frind says he wants to invest over $30 million in acquisitions over the next 12 months.
There is a new matchmaking app available just for people who love salads and want to meet a potential partner that loves salads as much as they do. The app, SaladMatch, was launched by Just Salad, a a healthy NYC based restaurant concept. The app lets people connect with other people who love salads.
Just Salad says, "SaladMatch matches you with fellow Just Salad customers based on your preferences, including your favorite salad type and your regular Just Salad location."
Just Salad is obviously a very niche food dating app. Timereports that SamePlate.com is available for people who want to find a date that likes the same type of food they do.
Expedia Sets Guinness World Record During Airborne Holidate
Expedia UK set a new Guinness World Record for the world's highest ever speed date at an altitude of 35,000 feet. The dating travelers went to Venice for the inaugural Expedia 'Holidate.' 60 singles took part in the holidate. They changed airplane seats as they interviewed each other. The rest of the dates will take place in Venice. These dates looked like a lot more fun than the airplane seats. Take a look:
Martha Stewart Talks Online Dating With Matt Lauer
Martha Stewart has a profile on the Match.com dating site. Martha describes herself as, "Curious about everything. Love learning. An adventurous spirit."
She also explains why she joined Match.com. She says, "I've been curious about online dating for a long time, but, like lots of people, have been reluctant to take the leap. I'm just now getting around to it for a couple reasons. After recently writing and publishing my new book, Living the Good Long Life, I was reminded how central good relationships are to happiness and longevity. Also, I've always been a big believer that technology, if used well, can enhance one's life. So here I am, looking to enhance my dating life."
Martha talked to Matt Lauer about how her online dating search is going. She says it has been very time consuming. She received a thousand date requests. A lot of younger men are interested in dating Martha. She has weeded them down to just a few. She says there are two of them she could have coffee with. Take a look:
MVPdate.com is a new niche-dating site for sports fans. The company says members can choose their favorite sports teams and search for friends, meet ups, or romantic relationship. The is focusing only on the New York metro at launch. It plans to expand nationally quickly. The site's personal search includes pull-down tabs for sport and teams.
Chris Schmidt, co-founder of MVPdate.com, said in a statement, "MVPdate.com brings an entirely new perspective to online dating and meet ups. Members can find a compatible match and plan the entire experience online. Our partnerships with apparel, ticket brokerages, restaurants, bring you all the tools to enhance your meet up experience."