dating apps

  • Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Pokémon Go may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of actual dating applications, however. A good handful of matchmaking services have now tied themselves to the Pokémon craze in an… Read More

  • Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

    Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

    Match Group reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. At first shares rose about in initial after-hours trading, but then they were down 5% as investors were disappointed by subscriber growth and guidance for the year. The owner of dating sites including Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com reported $301 million in revenue, above analyst expectations of $297 million. Adjusted… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is making some big changes, rolling out a “ladies choice” update in the coming days. The San Francisco-based startup says it has generated 2.5 billion introductions and created more than 50,000 happy couples. But the team thinks it’s time to switch it up from the one-a-day match suggestion and give its members more options. Going forward, men… Read More

  • Zoosk takes on Tinder with debut of Lively, a free app that uses video to tell stories

    Zoosk takes on Tinder with debut of Lively, a free app that uses video to tell stories

    Zoosk, the online dating company with 38 million members, is today launching a new application called Lively, aimed at a younger demographic. The app is meant to be Zoosk’s answer to Tinder’s success, but it moves beyond the “hot or not” swiping mechanism Tinder popularized in favor of something more original: stitched together photo and video collages that tell… Read More

  • Bumble is going to help you find your next job with BumbleBizz

    Bumble is going to help you find your next job with BumbleBizz

    I hate networking. Or at least the type of networking that consists of awkward happy hours where no one knows each other and you’re approached every five seconds by some over-eager “networker” who seemingly has an endless pocket full of business cards. But, here’s the thing, that’s only one small type of networking. In its broader and much less aggressive form… Read More

  • Bumble is partnering with Spotify so you can swipe based on someone’s favorite music

    Bumble is partnering with Spotify so you can swipe based on someone’s favorite music

    Bumble, the fast growing female-led dating app, is partnering with Spotify. Bumble users will soon have the option of connecting their dating profile to their Spotify account so it can include the top artists they listen to the most. Users can then tap on an artist featured in someone’s profile and it will take them to the artist’s page in the Spotify app. While some may think… Read More

  • Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space

    Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY we had Robyn Exton of Her, Dawoon Kang of Coffee Meets Bagel and Whitney Wolfe of Bumble discuss the latest trends in the mobile dating space. Two of the apps, Her and Bumble, both let you use their platform to find friendship as well as relationships. Whitney Wolfe of Bumble said that the feature has led to tremendous engagement, and is even showing signs… Read More

  • Bumble launches BFF, a feature to find new friends

    Bumble launches BFF, a feature to find new friends

    Bumble, the popular dating app where girls make the first move, has released an update that may turn the dating app world on its head. The new feature, called BFF, essentially lets users use the same swiping and matching algorithms for friendship instead of dating. Here’s how it works: After switching into BFF mode, users will see their potential dates replaced by people of the same… Read More

  • Online Dating Use Jumps Among Youngest US Adults And The Middle Aged, Finds Pew

    Online Dating Use Jumps Among Youngest US Adults And The Middle Aged, Finds Pew

    Call it the Tinder effect: in the past two years use of online dating has surged among the youngest U.S. adults, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Rates of online dating have also risen significantly for U.S. adults in their late 50s to early 60s. Read More