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Coffee Meets Bagel raises $12M for international expansion and live events

Coffee Meets Bagel scored a $12 million Series B this week. The round, led by U.K. VC firm Atami Capital, brings the popular dating app’s total up to just under $20 million since launching back in 2

Badoo adds Live Video chat to its dating apps

European dating giant Badoo has added a live video chat feature to its apps, giving users the chance to talk face-to-face with matches from the comfort of their own home — and even before agreei

Facebook announces dating feature for meeting non-friends

Facebook is invading Tinder’s space with a new set of dating features. It will let people opt in to creating a dating profile on Facebook. It will only be visible to non-friends who also opted i

Bumble responds to Match’s patent lawsuit

OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid

Dating app Hinge rolls out a new feature to reduce ‘ghosting’

Most dating apps match users then leave it up to them to initiate their chat. When Bumble launched, however, it broke new ground by having women make the first move. Today, Hinge is introducing its ow

Tinder is testing a feed of real-time updates from your matches, including posts from Instagram and Spotify

Tinder announced today it’s beginning a test of a new feature called “Feed” designed to help users learn more about their matches. The Feed, which will appear as a tab on the Message

Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app. “We learned that p

Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates

What if a dating app was focused on enabling real dates, rather than chatting? Whim founder Eve Peters said the idea appealed to users, but Whim also asked you to identify the days you'd be available.

The League is making everyone’s first profile picture black and white

Exclusive dating app The League is going monochrome. Starting today, everyone’s first profile picture will be displayed in black and white. To be clear, this isn’t a filter – everyon

Bumble’s business networking feature launches today

About a year ago we reported that Bumble would soon launch BumbleBizz – a swipe-based networking tool that is designed to help people make professional connections. And now the feature is final

M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at

YC-backed Muzmatch definitely doesn’t want to be Tinder for Muslims

Don't describe YC-backed Muzmatch's dating app as a 'Tinder for Muslims'. Co-founders Shahzad Younas and Ryan Brodie are very clear about what sets their target audience apart from the casual dating/h

Bumble’s SuperSwipe lets you show interest before someone swipes left or right

Bumble just launched a new feature designed to let you tell a match you’re really into them. Available now, SuperSwipe is a button that signals to a potential match that you want to match befor

Dating apps are embracing video

Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would a

Bumble is opening a physical space in New York for dates to meet up

What do popular dating apps and brick-and-mortar storefronts have in common? Until now, nothing. But that's about to change, as Bumble, the popular female-led dating app is opening a pop-up location i

The League adds read receipts, so paid members can confirm when someone is really ghosting them

The League, a dating app that users have to apply to join, has a new feature that could help with one of the most agonizing parts of the online dating process — wondering if someone's deliberately i

Dating app Sapio wants you to think harder about swiping right

There is an inherent problem that plagues all dating apps. The world is getting smaller — instead of choosing a mate from the pool of our college classmates or neighborhood friends, we’re now

Hater, an app for finding someone who dislikes the same things as you, to expand beyond dating

Bonding over the things you hate can be more powerful than bonding over what you like, studies have shown. Now, a new dating app called Hater can help you find better matches by focusing on those thin

VCs swipe left on dating apps

VC investment in dating startups declined over the past year, with smaller average rounds and fewer funded companies, according to Crunchbase company profile data.
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