Designed to serve as an alternative for those who are tired of filling out generic forms with the cookie cutter answers of who they are and who they are looking for, BadOnlineDates.com is new site which goes right to heart of the matter by encouraging people to communicate by sharing personal experiences. Official launch is on October 18, 2007
It is built upon the foundation that our experiences are powerful reflections of not only who we are but how we interface with others….key in the never-ending quest for finding Mr. or Ms. Right. It is a safe place for people to learn, laugh, grow and, through sharing personal experiences, know, what they do and do not want in a partner.
“I am so excited with the overwhelming response to BadOnlineDates.com but not surprised. Dating is the one topic that everyone can relate to regardless of race, religion, nationality, economics or even sexual orientation,” said Kelton, who conceived the idea for BadOnlineDates.com while writing her reality-based dating and mating book Don’t Use My Sweater Like A Towel.
ViewDate.com is the the world’s first website to offer online speed dating services. It allows users to see and speak to each other in real time over the Internet, and a full-fledged profile, search and messaging system lets them keep in touch between events.
This new site is currently invitation-only. It is also equipped with a special filtering technology prevents the “meat market” effect where some women are inundated with countless unwanted messages, and an advanced network architecture ensures that the video stream is smooth and uninterrupted.
Connie Jinq, ViewDate’s founder, started ViewDate after hearing feedback from frustrated friends who had tried traditional speed dates and online dating. Both seemed promising, but fundamentally flawed. She realized that these flaws could make meaningful relationships difficult to foster.
“ViewDate is the world’s first website to offer online speed dating services. More importantly, the team at ViewDate has innovated
and worked hard to ensure that we’re not only the first, but far and away the best,” said Jing.
WealthyMen.com is a new online dating site that appears to be designed specifically for gold digging women and guys who canâ€™t score a date despite being rich. I like to believe this is the online reincarnation of the shallow reality TV show Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?
Qualifications? Well, all interested men should make at least a hundred grand a year to become a member. Too bad, you canâ€™t fake it because they use various patented methods of verifying the income, profession, and photographs of their subscribers.
On the other hand, women of all income levels can easily sign up and get a chance to date these rich guys. Just like ordinary dating sites, members need to create seductive profiles and members can communicate on-site and through e-mails.
Affiliate marketers will surely love this good news! Online dating and relationship site Perfectmatch.com incorporated Commission Junction‘s CJ Associate affiliate service into its integrated marketing efforts to cost effectively build its brand and continue to improve its customer acquisition efficiencies.
This resulted to an impressive 300% jump in affiliate sales in the past 18 months with even greater upside for next 12-24 months.
“Commission Junction has also delivered a truly integrated marketing approach by leveraging our extensive offline movie and TV initiatives to drive the most traffic to our Web site. With the assistance of Commission Junction and the building of our brand over the past two years, our affiliate program revenue has increased by 300% since implementation of CJ Associate in December 2005,” said Perfectmatch Founder/Chief Executive Officer Duane Dahl.
Match.com today announced the launch of MatchMobile. Starting today, millions of its members won’t have to wait to hear from a potential date or mate. Members can receive free text alerts when someone winks or emails, and also search the entire Match.com relationship network, all from their cell phone.
“With the new MatchMobile, we’re letting people connect with their matches the same way they connect with their colleagues, friends and family â€“ instantly and through the convenience of a cell phone,” said Thomas Enraght-Moony, CEO of Match.com. “With MatchMobile, we have changed the dating dynamics. We’ve taken away the waiting and wondering by giving members instant access to not only emails and winks, but also the entire Match.com network, whenever and wherever they are.”
Singles.com widens its territory with web 2.0 elements such as blogs, a message board, and free site registration, allowing for more avenues for content-generation, as well as more opportunities for subscribers to interact with other people.
A premiere dating site review resource, Singles.com provides comprehensive reviews of the best online dating sites such as Fling.com, Match, and AdultFriendFinder, as well as information and advice on on dating venues and options in any area. Through these efforts, Singles.com aims to make it easier for people who are seeking to find friends, possible dates and potential partners.
Now, Singles.com is broadening the scope of providing assistance to singles who are available and searching by giving them the privilege of interacting through posting on message boards, creating blogs, posting comments on other blogs, and communicating with an online dating expert.
Singles.com hopes to add more features such as video uploads and groups, in the coming months.
IceBreaker secured $7.2 million in funding to continue marketing its mobile dating service, Crush or Flush. With the amount raised, this 2-year old Bellevue start-up plans to establish a research and development center in Beijing where the company currently employs 20 people.
Launched sometime in January, Crush or Flush is a mobile social network that allows singles to find potential partners by browsing other members’ picture profiles on their cell phone or computer where they can either pursue someone (crush) or not (flush). Here they can chat, flirt, and meet people with similar interests anonymously, without having to disclose personal information such as cell phone number or email address.
To date, Crush or Flush has over 150,000 registered mobile users since it was launched four months ago. “With an average of 20 minutes per session, ‘Crush or Flush’ drives data usage and revenue for our partners, and builds a stable, fast-growing community for members,” said IceBreaker CEO Michael Robinson.
Lavalife, a leading provider of products and services designed for singles, announced the launch of lavalifePRIME, an evolution in online dating and one of the first-ever sites exclusively for mature singles age 45 and over. The new lavalifePRIME, designed exclusively with socially active 45+ singles in mind, offers a mix of online dating and social networking that allows members to have a customized experience that reflects their life stages, interests and attitudes.
“There are more than 85 million Baby Boomers in the United States and Canada, according to recent research, and this particular group of singles is looking for something quite unique,” said Marina Glogovac, Lavalife’s Chief Executive Officer. “As we created lavalifePRIME, we did extensive research that confirmed that Boomers are tired of competing on mainstream dating sites where the overall users are much younger and the emphasis is primarily on looks. This group of mature singles is seeking a place not only to connect with other like-minded singles, but also to uncover important life information, explore new interests, exchange ideas and to maximize their busy lifestyles.”