online dating

  • Daily Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $600K From Lightbank, Match.com Co-Founder

    Daily Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $600K From Lightbank, Match.com Co-Founder

    Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating site based around the idea that volume isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to finding romance. Instead, it provides one match per day, every day at noon. We covered its NYC launch back in April, and now the startup is announcing a seed round of $600,000 in funding, led by Lightbank and including Match.com co-founder Peng T. Ong. Read More

  • Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

    Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

    Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don’t take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don’t have good mobile experiences. Here are a few startups I met at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that want to bring online dating into the modern era. Read More

  • You’re 37% More Likely To Date Someone If You’ve Got Facebook Friends In Common

    You’re 37% More Likely To Date Someone If You’ve Got Facebook Friends In Common

    “Oh you know Johnny? Then let’s get naughty.” Whether it’s for one night or forever, we’re more likely to choose mates who have Facebook friends in common with us. This comes according to a new study by Coffee Meets Bagel, a startup that shows you a suggestion of someone to date each day and connects you if you both fancy each other. Out of Coffee Meets… Read More

  • Dude Discovers WoW Girlfriend Is A Dude

    Sometimes dealing with a relationship can be tough. Poor John Harrison, who is a 20-year-old college sophomore, found out recently that his in-game World of Warcraft “girlfriend” was actually a 27-year-old who lives at home with his parents and works used to work at Burger King. For months, John was truly in love with an elf known as Chelxai whom he met through his guild. After… Read More