Dataclysm: Insights from an OkCupid Cofounder

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OkCupid is one of the higher quality free dating services out there. It was created by very passionate people who were genuinely excited to craft the perfect algorithm for matching couples. Of course we all know there’s no such thing as a magic formula to find the right person for us, but with the huge pool of people trying online dating, it sure doesn’t hurt to be able to narrow down the options with decent accuracy. Coupled ...

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Trends in the Online Dating Community

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The dating rituals of yesteryear have all but disappeared as a new style and attitude of the single socializer has evolved into a mode more suitable for this day and age. Though some things have changed rather drastically, some things have not. Everyone wants a chance to meet that possible significant other or at least date an appropriate someone a few times.

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eHarmony CEO Resigns

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Earlier this week the CEO of eHarmony resigned for uncited reasons. At first I was surprised because I thought this was who the article was talking about:

Not the guy resigning…

Turns out that while Dr. Neil Clark Warren (pictured above) was the founder of eHarmony, he is not the CEO. The CEO was Gregory Waldorf, one of the founding investors.

(Related: see my full eHarmony Review)

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Are Match.com Inactive Profiles Grounds for a Lawsuit?

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On December 30, 2010, Match.com had a a federal lawsuit filed against it that alleges that the majority of profiles belong to scammers or are inactive members. Check this article out for the details. From the suit itself:

While Match purports to have “millions” of active subscribers, well over half of the profiles on its site belong to inactive members who have cancelled their membership or allowed their subscriptions to lapse and/or are fake and fraudulent profiles posted ...

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2010 LoveGeist Report from Match UK

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uk love mapFor the second time, Match has released a LoveGeist report that studies and tracks how people view love and relationships, in particular for those in the UK and Ireland. Even though the study is regional the results can be interesting to anyone and I am sure some of the findings cross borders.

This year’s study was based on working with over 150,000 people and the results are released in ...

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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Online Dating – 2010

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Forbes discusses which cities are the best for singles dating online. These conclusions were actually compiled by OKCupid which looked at all of their users to determine which cities had the most active singles.

Boston was declared the best – the article discusses that Boston’s smaller size (relatively speaking) and high population as giving its ...

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Match.com and Yahoo! Personals to be One Dating Service

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It has been recently announced that Match.com will become the official online dating site for Yahoo!. As a part of this change, Yahoo! Personals will be offering its current members the opportunity to move to a new co-branded dating service that will be called “Match.com on Yahoo!”.

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The CEO of Match.com had this to say ...

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In Bad Economy, Online Dating Still a Popular Choice

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Here’s an interesting article over at The Hill that discusses how the recession has affected online dating. There are many interesting facts in this article such as Match.com has 56% male members and that when the economy suffers a blow, such as a day where the stock market is down, activity on dating sites goes up. From the article:

A December 2008 national study conducted by eHarmony and Opinion Research Corp. found that, of more than 1,000 adults polled, ...

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