dating

  • Ohlala, An Uber For Escorts, Launches Its ‘Paid Dating’ Service In NYC

    Ohlala, An Uber For Escorts, Launches Its ‘Paid Dating’ Service In NYC

    New Yorkers sick of the uncertainties of the urban dating scene can now turn to a new app designed to reduce the complexities of dating to dollars and cents. Ohlala, a controversial dating app popular in Germany, is launching its services today in its first American market, New York City. Read More

  • Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder users will now have better chatting tools, thanks to an upgraded messaging experience in the mobile dating app. Amid a flurry of changes that began rolling out last night to the iOS application, and soon Android, Tinder added support for sending your matches GIFs. It also upgraded the size of emoji in chat and also now lets you “like” the individual messages you received from… Read More

  • Dating App Happn Reaches 10 Million Users, Adds Voice

    Happn, the hyperlocal dating app, has revealed that it has 10 million members. The French-based app is growing fast, and the startup says it’s on track to reach 30 million users by the end of the year. The app works similarly to Tinder — users are able to quickly swipe to find a match. The key difference is that Happn is hyperlocal. It shows you the people you walked by each day… Read More

  • Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

    Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

    Make room for yet another dating app. San Francisco-based Blume is hoping to entice singles into its arms with a real-time selfie feature designed to thwart catfishing. So no more being chatted up by sex-mad robots. Or wooed by forlorn hopers overselling their dating prospects with a set of out-of-date/overly processed photos. Read More

  • Use Tinder Or Grindr? This Billboard Suggests Getting Tested For An STD

    Use Tinder Or Grindr? This Billboard Suggests Getting Tested For An STD

    I’d like to point out that there is no scientific evidence saying that just using the apps Tinder or Grindr will cause an STD. However, what happens after using those apps as partially intended may. The site FreeSTDCheck.org and AIDS Health Foundation is leveraging the popularity of these dating apps to get the word out about getting yourself checked out for a sexually transmitted disease. Read More

  • Elimi Turns Dating Into Truth Or Dare

    Elimi Turns Dating Into Truth Or Dare

    Hey, are you interested in ladies or men? Do you like to flirt with a capital F? Then Elimi is for you (or perhaps not if you prefer to meet potential partners at the church, club, or local rendering plant). Created by Adam Labedzki and Sebastian Brzuzek, the app allows you to enter into a sort of flirtatious version of truth or dare without the dare part. It’s a cute idea. Users… Read More

  • Tinder CEO on Trial and Erroring Your Way to True Love

    How Tinder Transformed Dating, According To Its CEO

    Do you really know yourself if you’ve never had your heart broken? Tinder is often labeled a hookup app, but its CEO Sean Rad believes that going on lots of dates can teach you what you need in a soulmate. You can hear his perspective on Tinder’s impact in our backstage video interview at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.  Some believe Tinder and the globalized dating scene overwhelm us… Read More

  • Happn Is A Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    Happn Is A Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon, you’re sitting outside at a café in Paris. You see this beautiful person who is about to leave, and you get a warm fuzzy feeling. Unfortunately, you don’t have time to introduce yourself, they’re already gone. Until now, the only thing you could do was maybe post something in the missed connections section of Craigslist or the… Read More

  • Meet One Of The Tech Dudes Who Dated Those Women Flown In From NYC To Meet Tech Dudes

    Meet One Of The Tech Dudes Who Dated Those Women Flown In From NYC To Meet Tech Dudes

    The very idea of it was appalling to many – an online dating site, the Dating Ring, was shipping women from New York City to date San Francisco tech dudes. Greg Benson was one of those tech dudes. And he says, after meeting the women who came all that way, he wasn’t that interested. As a strapping 6’4″, the 34 year old Bay Area based app developer who actually wants… Read More