Category Archives: Dating

Grindr Faces Backlash From HIV Activists After ‚Misleading‘ Anti-PrEP Ads

PINK NEWS – Nov 30 – Grindr has drawn criticism for pushing out a sponsored advertisement about the HIV-preventative drug Truvada dubbed „misleading“ by HIV activists. The Grindr ad states that Truvada has been „linked to kidney failure, bone fractures, and even death, in extreme cases“. Truvada, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004, was a pill long regarded as the goal of research when it came to stemming the global HIV epidemic. „We know that Truvada is very safe,“ said Matthew Hodson, executive director of HIV advocacy group aidsmap, „as well as being approved for PrEP it is a longtime mainstay of HIV treatment.“

by Josh Milton
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Bird, E-Scooter Provider, Partners With Bumble

CALCALISTECH – Nov 30 – Israel-based e-scooter provider Bird has partnered with Bumble. Bumble’s bright yellow decor will be spread across 50 of Bird’s conventionally black scooters for the next four weeks. In that time, any rider looking for love can download the dating app for a free Bird ride in Tel Aviv.

by James Spiro
See full article at CalCalistTech

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HiHi – New Vibrant, Online Community Launched in India

TECHTRAIL – Nov 30 – MEOTIDA Pvt Ltd launched a vibrant, interactive, and user-friendly dating app in India – HiHi – for young and dynamic individuals seeking friendship and meaningful relationships from their smartphones. Launched in Aug. 2020 on Google Play Store, the app has already made over ~47k individuals fall in love with the platform within a short span of time and the numbers keep on increasing. The app’s unique aspect lies in its advanced algorithms which scans and ensures the authenticity of all profiles via a detailed registration funnel.

by Shriram Shinde
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Jonathan Murray – Reality TV Development for Internet Dating

LTR WEBINAR – Nov 30 – The Reality TV 2.0 movement is being adopted by the Internet Dating Industry to improve user engagement and create new revenue streams. Jonathan Murray, Co-founder of Bunim/Murray Productions, discusses his experiences from producing a variety of reality TV shows. Murray is a pioneer of reality TV, having co-created popular shows like MTV’s The Real World, Road Rules, and The Challenge, along with Oxygen Network’s Bad Girls Club. Jonathan Murray provides a unique perspective and advice on developing stories in the latest video in the LTR webinar series.

LTR stands for Love, Technology, Relationships and the online conference covers the Internet dating and Online Social Communities space. It is for members of IDEA and OSCA.

The webinar was kindly sponsored by RealMe & vPaaS by The Meet Group.


Jigsaw – a Dating App Aimed at Ending Superficial Swipes

ASKMEN – Nov 30 – Jigsaw is one of the latest dating apps calling itself the „anti-superficial dating app“. Users on the app are anonymized because their faces are covered in „16-piece digital jigsaw puzzle.“ The more users talk, the more the jigsaw puzzle disappears, revealing the person beneath. Users are able to send a direct message to someone they’re curious about, without matching in advance. Jigsaw has already launched in the UK and New York City, and will be available throughout America before the end of 2020.

by Jack Dawes
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