A third of Bumble’s Texas workforce moved after state passed restrictive ‘Heartbeat Act’ abortion bill

Bumble has lost a third of its Texas workforce in the months since the state passed the controversial abortion SB 8 (Senate Bill 8), also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, over a year ago. This new da

Bumble cuts ~350 employees as dating apps face a reckoning

Bumble, a once-powerful force in online dating, is facing a reckoning. The company posted weak Q4 2023 results today showing a $32 million net loss and $273.6 million in revenue. While up from the sam

Happy Valentine’s Day, dating app downloads are slowing down

It may be Valentine’s Day here in the U.S., but the dating app market isn’t looking as promising as it used to. According to a new analysis by app intelligence provider, global dow

Relationship community app Keepler wants to guide you through your dating journey

Keepler, a new app for daters to receive expert advice, officially launched today to give users the skills and guidance to confidently navigate the dating scene or improve their current relationship.

Free dating app Cosmic uses personality quizzes to make a profile for you

A new dating app called Cosmic wants to shake up the market by not charging for basic features like seeing who likes you or undoing your last swipe, while also making it easier for users to build prof

Match Group’s background check provider Garbo ends its partnership

Tech nonprofit Garbo announced today it’s ending its formal partnership with Match Group, the dating app giant behind Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Match and other apps. The two companies first teamed

Tinder to launch a ‘high-end’ membership this fall amid product refresh

Tinder is preparing to launch a new “high-end” membership later this fall as well as a product refresh aimed at better catering to Gen Z users, according to parent company Match Group, as

Bumble launches a separate BFF app for friend friending

Dating app company Bumble announced today that it is releasing a separate app called “Bumble for Friends” aimed at finding friends in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippin

Bumble is testing a separate BFF app for finding friends

Dating app Bumble said that it is testing a separate BFF app in select markets to let people find friends. The company added that it plans to release this app in the U.S. this year. Earlier this week,

Teaser’s AI dating app turns you into a chatbot

A man on a dating app is telling me how much we have in common – we both love books, music and traveling. He even writes poetry, and he’d love to share some poems with me. Could be a red flag, but

Hackers steal emails, private messages from hookup websites

Hackers have stolen email addresses, direct messages, and other personal data from users of two dating websites, according to a data breach expert. Earlier this week, someone alerted Troy Hunt, the fo

Tinder will now let daters define their ‘relationship type,’ add pronouns to their profile

Tinder today is rolling out more features aimed at helping people find the right relationships for them, while also being more authentic on their dating profiles. Borrowing a feature from Hinge, anoth

Video is fueling the newest group of dating app startups

There’s been a continuous shift toward video-focused dating apps in recent years as more users opt for authentic connections that photos and text often fail to achieve. Throughout February — a

Matchmaking service Tawkify picks up ‘anti-superficial’ dating app S’More in mobile expansion

Matchmaking service provider Tawkify announced today it acquired S’More, an “anti-superficial” dating app that had experimented with blurred profile photos, and even blurred video chats,

‘Keep Lex filthy’: Users react to queer dating app’s new direction

Lex, the hookup and social app that launched in 2019 with a nod to lesbian personal ads from the ’80s, is changing. Only, precisely how much will change is still an open question. Sure, the venture-

Dating app Hinge tests a pricier $60 per month subscription, similar to Tinder Platinum

Match-owned dating app Hinge confirmed it’s testing a higher-priced premium subscription of $50 to $60 per month — a significant increase over the current $35 per month pricing. The compan

Bumble is testing a speed-dating feature where users chat before matching

Dating app Bumble has been experimenting with a new way for its users to connect. The company has been quietly testing a speed-dating feature in its U.K. market, which allows users to join the app on

Dating app Inner Circle adds a suite of anti-ghosting features

Online daters everywhere fear “ghosting.” Inner Circle, a global dating app, is hoping to address this ongoing problem with the launch of five new features that aim to put a stop to the hurtful on

Mad Realities’ Devin Lewtan is onboarding crypto users through reality television

Web3 doesn’t have the most inclusive reputation, yet so many crypto founders talk about onboarding the next 100 million users into the space. Statistically speaking, the next 100 million can&#82

Bumble experiments with group chats, polls and video calls for its new social networking feature, ‘Hive’

Dating app maker Bumble revealed more of its plans to strengthen its social networking features during last week’s Q2 earnings, which saw the company’s shares slump over its lowered finan
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