Music Fans Connected Over Dating Deal Breakers, Candid Polaroids and Indie Bands at Pitchfork Music…

Music Fans Connected Over Dating Deal Breakers, Candid Polaroids and Indie Bands at Pitchfork Music Festival

The OkCupid Feel Good Tent Brought Indie Music Fans Closer with Polaroid Experiment

Smoking. Long toes. Being an “improv dude.” No, these aren’t attributes of your college sweetheart — they’re just a small sample of the hundreds of dating deal breakers Pitchfork Music Festival goers shared at the OkCupid Feel Good Tent last weekend at Chicago’s Union Park.

Pitchfork Music Festival goers shared their dating Deal Breakers, Makers and more at the OkCupid Feel Good Tent.

Pitchfork Music Festival, a branch of the quintessential indie music blog Pitchfork, is a no-frills festival for up-and-coming artists and musicians — truly making it the best festival to see a band before they make it big. This year, LCD Soundsystem, Solange and A Tribe Called Quest graced the main stage, and knockout performances came from Francis and the Lights, Vince Staples and Cherry Glazerr as well. That’s why OkCupid decided to plant our Feel Good Tent right in the middle of it all — so people could make connections over music, and the greater festival experience. And we made connections in ways we could never never anticipated.

The booth featured five boards with prompts at the top: Deal Breakers, Deal Makers, Hit Me Up If, You’ll Find Me Front Row At, and I Can’t Live Without. Passersby took polaroids, and then posted them on the board of their choice, along with an answer to the prompt — creating one large dating profile of, well, the collective Pitchfork attendees.

And that’s where the magic happened — people not only posted honest answers to the prompts, but added their social handles for a more personal connection. Plus, in true OkCupid fashion, the satire was endless (thank you EATS ASS guy).

We also ran into people who had now.

Music Fans Connected Over Dating Deal Breakers, Candid Polaroids and Indie Bands at Pitchfork Music… was originally published in The OkCupid Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Nashville: Get a Free Drink This Saturday on Us!

Head to The Crying Wolf to mix & mingle & drink (for free) with OkCupid, in partnership with Foursquare

The OkCupid community voted The Crying Wolf as Nashville’s booziest bar. So it’s time for a drink (on us). In partnership with Foursquare, we’re treating you to your first cocktail.

Where: The Crying Wolf @ 823 Woodland St.
When: Saturday, July 22nd from 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Pretty easy, right? And we’re covering your first drink to sweeten the deal even more. Just show the OkCupid app on your phone for one drink from our special menu while supplies last. Bring your friends to start your Saturday night off right.

Want to see all of Nashville’s favorite date spots? Check out our full list of winners here.

Sign up for OkCupid now & download the app to score a free drink on Saturday.

Nashville: Get a Free Drink This Saturday on Us! was originally published in The OkCupid Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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The Coolest Date Spots in the U.S., Determined by Real-Life Daters

See the full list of the OkCupid Daters‘ Choice Awards winners

Your search for the best date spot can stop here: in partnership with Foursquare, we tapped the OkCupid community in 10 cities across the U.S. to vote on the best date spots in categories like booziest bars and best bathrooms for sex (yep).

Without further ado, here are the 2017 Daters‘ Choice Award winners. Click on the city you want to see, or scroll down for the full list. You can also check out the full list on Foursquare.

New York

Austin

Nashville

Philadelphia

LA

Chicago

San Francisco

Seattle

Boston

Portland


Dime Saver Destination:

Corner Bistro

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Barcade

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Standings

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Beauty & Essex

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Home Sweet Home

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

House of Yes

Classic Local Spot:

Pete’s Tavern

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Apotheke

Boozy Date Spot:

Employees Only

Ass-Kicking Locale:

The Gutter

Open-Air Option:

Gallow Green

Intellectual Attraction

BAM


Dime Saver Destination:

Torchy’s Tacos

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Pinnballz Arcade

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Black Sheep Lodge

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Whisler’s

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Cheer Up Charlie

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

Spider House Ballroom

Classic Local Spot:

The Driskill Hotel Bar

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Midnight Cowboy

Boozy Date Spot:

Whisler’s

Ass-Kicking Locale:

Peter Pan Mini Golf

Open-Air Option:

Easy Tiger

Intellectual Attraction:

Mozart’s Coffee


Dime Saver Destination:

Five Points Pizza

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Two Bits

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Pinewood Social

Instagram Filtered Bar:

The Greenhouse Bar

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Red Door Saloon

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

Skull’s Rainbow Room

Classic Local Spot:

Exit/In

Well-Hidden Haunt:

The Patterson House

Boozy Date Spot:

The Crying Wolf

Ass-kicking Locale:

Pinewood Social

Open-Air Option:

The Pharmacy

Intellectual Attraction:

The Belcourt


Dime Saver Destination:

Dalessandro’s Steaks

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Barcade

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Good Dog Bar

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Mission Taqueria

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Tattooed Mom

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

Trestle Inn

Classic Local Spot:

Johnny Brenda’s

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Hop Sing Laundromat

Boozy Date Spot:

The Franklin Bar

Ass-Kicking Locale:

North Bowl

Open-Air Option:

Morgan’s Pier

Intellectual Attraction:

Mutter Museum


Dime Saver Destination:

Delicious Pizza

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Button Mash

No-Bro Sports Bar:

The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Seven Grand

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Good Times at Davey Waynes

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

No Vacancy Bar

Classic Local Spots:

Musso & Frank Grill

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Lock & Key

Boozy Date Spot:

Tiki Ti

Ass-Kicking Locale:

Angel City Brewery

Open-Air Option:

Cliff’s Edge

Intellectual Attraction:

The Last Bookstore


Dime Saver Destination:

90 Miles Cuban Cafe

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Emporium Arcade Bar

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Small Bar

Instagram Filtered Bar:

3 Arts Club

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Slippery Slope

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

The Violet Hour

Classic Local Spot:

Green Door Tavern

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Three Dots and a Dash

Boozy Date Spot:

The Map Room

Ass-Kicking Locale:

WhirlyBall

Open-Air Option:

Big Star

Intellectual Attraction:

The Second City


Dime Saver Destination:

La Taqueria

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Brewcade

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Hi Tops

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Smugglers Cove

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Lush Lounge

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

DNA Lounge

Classic Local Spot:

Twin Peaks Tavern

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Bourbon & Branch

Boozy Date Spot:

Comstock Saloon

Ass-Kicking Locale:

Mission Bowl

Open-Air Option:

Zeitgeist

Intellectual Attraction:

California Academy of Sciences


Dime Saver Destination:

Katsu Burger

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

Cafe Mox

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Comet Tavern

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Knee High Stocking Co

Best Bathroom for Sex:

The 5 Point Cafe

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

The Hideout

Classic Local Spot:

The 5 Point Cafe

Well-Hidden Haunt:

The Backdoor at Roxy’s

Boozy Date Spot:

Radiator Whiskey

Ass-Kicking Locale:

Garage Billiards

Open-Air Option:

Chuck’s Hop Shop

Intellectual Attraction:

Elliott Bay Book Company


Dime Saver Destination:

Lone Star Taco Bar

Nerdy Pickup Spot:

A4cade

No-Bro Sports Bar:

Eastern Standard

Instagram Filtered Bar:

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

Best Bathroom for Sex:

Beehive

Spot That Gets the Sex Started:

Top of the Hub

Classic Local Spot:

Bell In Hand Tavern

Well-Hidden Haunt:

Drink

Boozy Date Spot:

Drink

Ass-Kicking Locale:

Lawn on D

Open-Air Option:

Legal Harborside

Intellectual Attraction:

Gardner Museum


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Tinder Adds More Gesture-Based Navigation

TECH CRUNCH – July 18 – With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories. In the updated app, photos now take up more screen space. The way users move between photos and profiles has changed too, as they now tap on different parts of the screen to navigate between the photos and the text. Swiping is taking a back seat. Users can now move backward and forward between photos just by tapping instead. For example, to move to the next picture, they would tap on the right side of the screen; and to go back to the last photo, they’d tap on the left. A tap on the bottom of the photo will open up the user’s profile.

by Sarah Perez
See full article at Tech Crunch

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Summarized by the Courtland Brooks team

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Q&A: Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & MD, BharatMatrimony

INDIA INFOLINE – July 18 – Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder and Managing Director, BharatMatrimony (Matrimony.com), revolutionized the process of arranged marriages in India, by providing an online platform for matchmaking through its flagship matchmaking service BharatMatrimony. The company’s free registrations have grown from 2.64M in FY16 to 3.21M in FY17. The company has ~702K paid users.

Q: What are the 3 major changes in the marriage services sector in the recent past?
A: The mobile and internet penetration has been growing. Second, an increasing number of Indians are leaving their native places and moving out of India or their own societies in search of a job or a better lifestyle. Also, there has been an increase in the freedom an individual can exercise over life decisions.

Q: What makes you better than your competitors?
A: We cater to the needs of various communities through CommunityMatrimony. We also offer personalised matchmaking through Elite Matrimony and our Assisted Service package.

Q: Tell us about the issue size of the IPO. How will the company use the capital?
A: The offer details are as follows: Primary (Rs. in Millions): 1,300. Offer for Sale (in Equity Shares of face value Rs.5 each): 37,67,254. We will use the Net Proceeds for:

  • Advertising and business promotion activities;
  • Purchase of land for construction of office premises in Chennai;
  • Repayment of our overdraft facilities; and – General corporate purposes.

Q: How big is the marriages service industry in India?
A: It is estimated that in 2016, of the 107M single individuals, there were ~63M individuals who were actively seeking prospective life partners. The marriage services industry is estimated to be worth ~3,7B in fiscal 2016.

Q: What are your plans to ensure sustained monetization?
A: We will be investing in technology to make our sites and apps more user-friendly.

by Priyanka Sharma
See full article at India Infoline

See all posts on Matrimony.com

Summarized by the Courtland Brooks team

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