• Password Optional: Huge Security Breach Hits SpeedDate

    Wow. Something is seriously wrong at SpeedDate, the online dating site that throws strangers into whirlwind 3 minute dates. For at least 30 minutes this evening (and possibly more), passwords were totally optional. Type in a user name (no password needed), hit “Log In”, and you had access to every private message, ‘flirt’, and buddy list available on the… Read More

  • SpeedDate Hijacks Facebook Users With A Bait And Switch

    SpeedDate, the online dating site that throws singles in a series of rapid dating sessions, has hijacked over 500,000 users from at least three Facebook applications. Users are logging on to Facebook to find that the applications they’ve had installed for months have been replaced with SpeedDate without any kind of opt-in message. As far as we can tell, all three modified applications… Read More

  • SpeedDate Scores $6 Million For Matchmaking In A Hurry

    Online dating site SpeedDate has raised $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures. SpeedDate offers users a series of 3 minute mini-dates, during which they can converse through video, audio, and a chat box. If both partners decide they were a good match when prompted at the end of the date, they can continue communicating through the site until they make the jump to… Read More

  • Definition Of A Successful PR Stunt

    Yesterday Meebo and SpeedDate teamed up with a number of bloggers to have a public speed dating session. The results speak for themselves – solid gold content. Somebody give the marketing team a big year end bonus. In my opinion, Wired’s Aaron Rowe stole the show. CrunchBase Information Meebo SpeedDate Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

  • WooMe Opens Up to Public

    Speed introductions site WooMe, which we reviewed two weeks ago while in the site was still in private beta here, has officially opened its doors to the public. WooMe puts users in quick, 1-on-1 video conferencing sessions during which they can determine whether to pursue a relationship (romantic or otherwise) with the stranger on the other end. While the site is not explicitly marketed as… Read More

  • SpeedDate: Matchmaking for Hyper-Busy Singles

    You may not have come to TechCrunch looking for love, but we might be able to help you out anyway. SpeedDate, which launched as public beta in the last few days, brings the concept of speed dating to the web. Rather than asking its users to fill out surveys describing their interests and personalities, SpeedDate gets right to it by throwing you into 3-minute long “dates” with… Read More