It appears that Jewish dating site JDate has filed a patent lawsuit against dating sites 2RedBeans, Zoosk, and OKCupid. According to the complaint, JDate alleges that all three companies are infringing the same patent, which states that Sparks Network (JDate’s parent company) has invented a method or apparatus for automating the process of confidentially determining whether people feel mutual… → Read More
IAC’s Match.com is continuing its acquisition strategy today with the purchase of online dating site OkCupid for $50 million in cash. The deal also includes future earnouts contingent upon performance.
While Match.com has a significant userbase, OkCupid singles tend to be younger, which is why Match found it to be a useful acquisition. The site, which is free, apparently generates revenue via… → Read More
While TechCrunch has their own conclusions about OKCupid’s latest blast of internet dating metadata, we read the rest of the post and found a few interesting, but not entirely unexpected, tendencies. It seems that the camera-savvy among us are, shall we say, getting their sensors cleaned a bit more frequently. → Read More
Every few weeks Internet dating site OkCupid uses the power of anonymized data to share a few truths about the online dating scene and human nature in general. To be sure, these reports are often highly controversial and aren’t going to be showing up in scientific literature any time soon, but they’re generally interesting (and often amusing) reads. The latest report to come out addresses ‘Your… → Read More
OKCupid, a free online dating site, found that users were not only interested in creating and taking its tests to establish their compatibility with others. They were also using them for a range of plutonic purposes out of general curiosity about themselves and how they compared to friends. So the site spun off a new web property called HelloQuizzy that serves as both a destination for user… → Read More