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."
DeviantArt Launches DeviantHeart for April Fool's Day
DeviantArt, an online community for artists, announced the launch of DeviantHeart on April 1st, 2013. The new dating services promises advanced algorithms to connect creative souls.
Why is deviantART entering the online dating scene? As membership on deviantART grew and evolved, we realized it was an ideal platform for introducing those who have the most important thing in common of all - a love of art! And what better place to ignite the fiery passion of two creative souls than the largest online art community in the world? Our experts have been working tirelessly tweaking various algorithms to create the exact formula for finding the right deviant for you, and the time has finally come to release it to the public. Get ready to find love!
People would probably actually use an a dating site for artists.
Matthew Hartman was proposing to his fiance on a rock at Laguna beach. It was a cold day (she was shivering) but a romantic spot and idea. However, when he got down on one knee to propose they were surprised by a huge wave. He managed to hold on to the ring. She said yes. Take a look:
Jimmy Kimmel Challenged Men to Give Wife or Girlfriend a Terrible Valentine's Day Gift
Jimmy Kimmel is always encouraging people to give terrible gifts to other. In the past, he has challenged parents to give awful gifts to kids. This time he challenged men to give terrible Valentine's Day presents to their wife or girlfriend and record it on video. We hope the men who did this were ready with a great real gift after giving these terrible gift, otherwise they may find themselves alone next Valentine's Day. These were some terrible gifts, such as bugs, lizards, snakes and mice. Take a look:
Zoosk's Heart Friend Ad Garners 10 Million YouTube Views
Zoosk's Heart Friend commercial is viraling online. The ad featuring a plush talking heart has already garnered over 10 million views for Zoosk. The plush heart belongs to Liz and he tries to convince her to date a guy he finds on Zoosk named Ben. Liz eventually listens to her heart. Like Ad Age, we wonder why Liz's heart has a gruff male voice. Take a look:
Lifetime Developing TV Series Based on Jennifer Love Hewitt's Dating Advice Book
Deadlinereports that Lifetime is basing a tv series on Jennifer Love Hewitt's dating advice book, The Day I Shot Cupid. The book was a New York Times bestseller in 2010. Jennifer Love Hewitt already has a hit series with Lifetime called The Client List.
Jenifer Lovew Hewitt talks about dating, her book and how she's a "lovaholic" in the video below. Take a look:
Authors Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand Discuss The Gaggle Book
Authors Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand talked to Better about their new dating advice book, The Gaggle: How the Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want. The book has been optioned for film by New Line Cinema. The authors say dating is no longer the path to love and that people go on "non dates" these days. The authors say they interviewed hundreds of people around the world to come up with the concept for the book.
The authors say a gaggle is the "group of guys in your life who play different roles, fulfill different needs, and help you figure out who you are, what you want, and what kind of relationship you ultimately desire." The authors say there are ten types of men a gaggle might include, such as the Ego Booster and the Boyfriend Prospect. The authors say you go on non dates with these men in your gaggle and they can help you find out the type of person you might fall in love with. The idea is to see the men in your life as filling these roles instead of looking at every man as if he is a potential soul mate. Take a look:
At the Divorce Hotel couples check in married and check out divorced. This is actually a service created by a business in the Netherlands. There is no designated Divorce Hotel, but a group of hotels that offer Divorce Hotels services. There are plans to add U.S. hotels to the list. You can read an interview with Divorce Hotel founder Jim Halfens here on Huffington Post.
ITN reports that plans are the works to turn the hotel into a reality tv show. Take a look: