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BUSINESS INSIDER – Mar 10 – Sway CEO Adam Huie is currently working on his third dating app. All of Huie’s apps – Let’s Meet, Sway, and his new one, Tryst – use a similar anonymous matching interface in which couples can only find out more about each other if they both agree to do so. Sway just partnered with Bravo TV and its new show „Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.“ Sway specifically created this new app for the show. Previously, Huie co-founded Hatch Labs, the mobile incubator that launched Tinder. In June, Huie became CEO of dating startup Let’s Date. He left Let’s Date for Sway, which is essentially Let’s Date with a different name and a slightly tweaked user interface.
by Megan Rose Dickey
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BOSTINNO – Mar 10 – Hint is a new online dating app that is currently in Beta mode. Here’s how it works: When users go out, wherever they are, they can check into the app, like FourSquare, and then upload a photo of themselves with a description of what they’re wearing. If they spot somebody they like, they can look for them on the app and send them one of the pre-written messages that will vary depending where they are.
by Hilary Milnes
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FORBES – Mar 10 – At a panel at SXSW in Austin, Greg Liberman, the CEO of Spark Networks, spoke about history of online dating. Mobile has completely taken over dating. Singles, especially those in their twenties, love texting to get to know people. 50% of those aged 21-to 26 report texting a few times a day before going on a date. 68% of singles still think it is important to talk on the phone before a face-to-face date. Dating is now a 24 hour a day activity. 44% check their phone first thing in the morning A quarter of all singles aged 21 to 26 actually sleep with their phone in bed with them.
by Alyson Krueger
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SCMP – Mar 8 – Alex Edmunds, an American investment adviser, set up his own dating site as a hobby after finding Chinese sites did not offer satisfactory services. Coucou8.com’s focus is on offline events. The website is a portal to book events such as badminton, picnics, cooking classes or hiking in the northwest of Beijing. Their audience are mostly people with an international background. ~30% of members are foreigners.
by Wu Nan
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