Online Dating

iHookup Social Changes Business Name to Friendable (November 1, 2015): iHookup Social has changed its name to Friendable. It is a much better name and a much broader brand.

PlentyOfFish Acquired by Match Group (July 16, 2015): The PlentyOfFish dating site has been acquired by the Match Group, which operated Match, Tinder, OkCupid and other dating sites.

Tinder Launches Verified User Profiles for Celebrities (July 7, 2015): Tinder has added verified profiles for famous people. A little blue check mark appears on a verified person's profile.

Many Tinder Users Are Married According to Survey (May 19, 2015): A new survey has found that many people using Tinder may not be single. The research company says only 54% of Tinder users are single.

Zoosk Cuts 15% of Staff, Puts IPO Plans on Hold (January 19, 2015): Zoosk has cute 15% off its staff and put its IPO plans on hold indefinitely.

New Ebook Contains Directory to Thousands of Dating Websites (June 9, 2014): A new ebook, The International Online Dating Almanac 2014-2015, is a directory of thousands of dating websites.

Find Your Salad Soulmate With SaladMatch (September 20, 2013): Find your salad soulmate with SaladMatch, a new app from Just Salad.

Martha Stewart Talks Online Dating With Matt Lauer (May 8, 2013): Martha Stewart talked with Matt Lauer about using Match.com to find a date. She says she has narrowed her potential date list down to two.

Zoosk's Heart Friend Commercial Goes Viral (January 10, 2013): Zoosk's Heart Friend commercial is viraling online.

Some Passwords Compromised at eHarmony (June 7, 2012): There are reports that as many as 1.

Tastebuds is a Music Dating Site (April 30, 2012): Tastebuds is a music dating site.

Dating Site Uses Geolocation to Connect Members (October 13, 2011): CupidRadar, a new dating website, uses geolocation technologies on smartphones and other mobile devices to connect singles.

Plentyoffish Most Popular Dating Site in UK (September 14, 2011): PlentyOfFish.

Soul2Match Uses Facial Analysis to Find Matches (September 13, 2011): A company named Soul2Match uses facial analysis to help people find matches.

Match.com to Power Yahoo Personals (May 31, 2010): IAC's Match.

Should You Lie About Your Age in Online Profiles (March 31, 2010): It doesn't seem like a great idea to lie about your age, but could it help you get more dates? It might but the dates you get probably won't work out once the person learns that you lied.

Crazy Blind Date Promises Short Notice Dates (December 20, 2009): A company named Crazy Blind Date is promising crazy blind dates.

New Dating Site Promises Beautiful People (October 26, 2009): A new dating site promises listings of only the most beautiful people. Only 20% off applicants are approved.

Conde Nast Launches Truly Madly Dating (October 10, 2009): Conde Nast may be dumping magazines but they are totally into online dating.

Gelato Dating Site Authenticates Users With Facebook and Twitter (September 24, 2009): Gelato is a new type of online dating website that also pulls in real-time data from services like Facebook, Twitter and Facebook.

Match.com Acquires People Media (July 10, 2009): The Washington Post reports that Match.

Company Offers Online Dating Assistance (June 16, 2009): TechCrunch reports that there is actually a service for those too busy to manage online dating profiles.

PlentyofFish Adds Paid Service (March 20, 2009): The Wall Street Journal reports that a free dating site called PlentyofFish is going to add a paid service.

Hot or Not Expands Profiles in Redesign (September 26, 2008): The Hot or Not website has been redesigned.

Some Centenarians Use Online Dating Services (August 11, 2008): The third annual Evercare 100@100 Survey polled 100 centenarians.

Vampire/Human Dating Site LoveBitten Launches (July 27, 2008): HBO created a vampire/human dating site called Love Bitten to promote their upcoming vampire series called TrueBlood.

Website Lets People Post Subway Crushes (April 18, 2008): People using the New York subway might see a guy or girl they like.

Propal by Tweet: Two Twitter Marriage Proposals (April 5, 2008): Getting married online isn't a new but proposing on the microblogging service called Twitter is a novelty.

Some Lazy Online Daters Copy Other People's Profiles (March 21, 2008): Online personals are extremely popular.

Web 2.0 Dating Sites Use Videos (January 18, 2008): Wired has an interesting article about the next generation of online dating websites.

DontDateHimGirl.com Launches Charitable Fund Dedicated to Women's Causes (January 7, 2008): DontDateHimGirl.

Facebook Relationships and Linking Profiles (December 5, 2007): Lately, the Facebook social network has been under fire for violating users' privacy with its Beacon service.

Googling Your Date Can Yield Surprises (April 10, 2007): CBS News reports that Googling your date has become the norm.

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