„Between“ – Popular App For Couples

THE STAR – Oct 21 – Between is a couples app that started three years ago by South Korean mobile app company. Moving beyond the Korean market, Between was made available in Malaysia last year when the company expanded its operations to the South-East Asian region. Between is a private social network between two people where they can keep in touch via IM as well as save and share photos of their special moments together.

by Chong Jinn Xiung
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Jewish Matchmakers Fight Rise Of Intermarriage

SUN SENTINEL – Oct 22 – Jewish community leader Barbara Black Goldberg and psychologist Nancy Gold started Elegant Introductions, a Jewish matchmaking business in 2013. The duo claimed they started the business to stem the tide of intermarriage within the South Florida Jewish community. Elegant Introductions will only work with Jewish clients. They charged $2,500 per client when they started in 2013, and now vary their rates for clients, without disclosing the actual price.

by Marvin Glassman
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Tinder Will Add Premium Service In November

FORBES – Oct 20 – Sean Rad, Tinder’s CEO and co-founder, announced during the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, that Tinder will launch a premium service in early November. He didn’t give specifics but hinted that one of the new features will focus on travel and could help Tinder move into markets beyond dating. There will be no changes to the current, free Tinder app.

by Steven Bertoni
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Last Few Days To Nominate For iDate Awards 2015

OPW – Oct 21 – There are just a few days remaining for you to submit nominations for the 2015 iDate Awards, as the deadline for receipt of nominations is October 31st. The iDate Awards recognize the most innovative online dating companies. You can nominate in the following categories:

  • Best Dating Site
  • Best Matchmaker
  • Best Dating Software & SAAS Provider
  • Best Mobile Dating App
  • Best Product Design
  • Best Dating Coach
  • Most Innovative Company
  • Best New Technology
  • Best Payment System
  • Best Affiliate Program
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Best Niche Dating Site
  • Best Up and Coming Dating Site

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Is Online Dating Revealing Our Biases, Or Reinforcing Them?

NY TIMES – Oct 17 – In recent weeks, two new mobile dating apps have been launched. One, called Meld, is marketed to black professionals seeking meaningful long-term relationships; the other, Luxy, invites wealthy individuals to find someone with whom to share their high-end lifestyles. Luxy is a mobile-based app by the same people who thought up MillionaireMatch.com. Luxy’s launch, however, provoked a lot of backlash. The news release called the service “Tinder minus the poor people.” Meld elicited some skepticism as well. At Ebony, Kirsten Magwood asks whether separating black people from a larger pool of singles is necessary: “Is racially based dating a dated concept in 2014?”

by Anna Altman
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