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Happn takes on Tinder Places with an interactive map of missed connections

Dating app Happn, whose “missed connections” type of dating experience connects people who have crossed paths in real life, is fighting back at Tinder. Seemingly inspired by Happn’s

Dating app Hinge is ditching the Facebook login requirement

Hinge, the dating app that promised a better set of prospects by suggesting matches who share Facebook friends, is about to radically change its course: it’s ditching its requirement that users

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

OK Cupid revamps to be less like Tinder, more political

Just in time for Valentine’s Day (ugh, sorry), dating app OK Cupid is getting a makeover. Psych!  Just kidding, the company is introducing a new version of its mobile app today, but OK Cupid&#

Need some good news today? A mutant snail just found love via Twitter

This day will be a stressful one for many Americans, so naturally we turn to the internet: to paraphrase Homer, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems. Luckily, today brings a heartwarmin

Threesome app 3nder renames to Feeld after Tinder lawsuit

After Tinder's lawyers found 3nder's name just a tiny bit too close for comfort, the latter renames to Feeld and launches an Android app. The company is in the business of helping singles and couples

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 to

ODately Is A Concierge Service Taking Aim At Cash Rich, Time Poor Online Daters

Who has time to swipe Tinder these days? Or wade through the seven circles of weird messaging hell on OKCupid? Too many people, evidently, which is why the whole online dating thang can feel more like

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 r

Dating App Happn Reaches 10 Million Users, Adds Voice

Happn, the hyperlocal dating app, has revealed that it has 10 million members. The French-based app is growing fast, and the startup says it's on track to reach 30 million users by the end of the year

Match Group Buys PlentyOfFish For $575M To Bag More Singles

A spot of consolidation in the online dating space today, with Match Group, the subsidiary of Tinder and OkCupid owner IAC, announcing it has agreed to acquire PlentyOfFish (POF) for $575 million in c

Marketers Tricked SXSW Tinder Users With A Chatbot

There are a few universal truths in online dating: most photos are carefully staged, most profiles are slightly puffed-up, and most people on them (and this is clearly fast-changing) are actually huma

Online Dating Site Zoosk Files For $100M IPO, With $178M In Revenues And A $2.6M Net Loss In 2013

Zoosk just filed its S-1 registration statement today, announcing its plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The company, which has offers up a website and apps for daters around t

Group Matchmaking Startup The Dating Ring Launches In San Francisco

Y Combinator alum <a target="_blank" href="http://thedatingring.com/">The Dating Ring</a> thinks it has a better way of getting people to meet one another and hopefully start dating, by matching up us

Truly.am Uses Facial Recognition To Help You Verify Your Online Dates

One of the coolest hacks we saw at the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/26/meet-the-coders-of-the-disrupt-europe-hackathon/">TechCrunch Europe hackathon</a> today was built by two coders f

38% Of People Who Are “Single And Looking” Have Used A Dating Site Or App, Says Pew

One in 10 Americans have used a dating site or app, including 38% of people who currently describe themselves as "single and looking," according to <a target="_blank" href="http://pewinternet.org/Repo

Say Something Is An App For Singles To Get Better At Dating Small Talk. But First It Needs To Attract Women

Say Something is an app in the making that wants to inject some fun into online dating by letting you practice your small talk with real people before you actually go on any first dates -- thereby giv

Are You Interested Makes 2M Connections Through New Friends Of Friends Matchmaking Feature

Are You Interested has been in the online dating game since 2007, predominantly focused on the Facebook platform as a way to connect people through the internet. The company has been relatively quiet

How The Internet May Have Increased Young Marriages 14%

As millions of 20-somethings defy the age-old tradition of young marriage for another decade of baby-less romance, one study suggests that the Internet is responsible for boosting holy matrimony 14% a
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