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LOVOO Reveals New Management Team Lineup

LOVOO has announced a complete overhaul of its management team with immediate effect, which includes Anna Maria Wanninger appointed as the new Managing Director. She joined the dating company at the beginning of 2019, and most recently held the role of...
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F3 Raises $3.9 Million in Mamba-Led Seed Funding Round

F3, an early-stage social network aimed at Gen Z, has raised $3.9 million in a seed round led by the Mamba dating network. The app lets users send each other questions, photos and videos, and reply to each other’s posts. It has more than 25 million reg...
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Dating Group Subsidiary Among 43 Chinese Apps Banned by Indian Government

The Indian government has banned a further 43 apps by Chinese developers, as tensions between the opposing militaries threaten to boil over. This is the fourth wave of mobile apps that have been blocked by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Te...
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Tinder India Launches ‘In Our Own Way’ Campaign

Tinder has launched a new campaign to celebrate how young Indians are redefining dating by creating moments of connection and chemistry in times of social distancing. The campaign includes a montage of incidents and situations inspired by real stories ...
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BlueCity Acquires ‘Finka’, Popular Gay Social Network For Young Men

BlueCity has entered a definitive agreement with iRainbow Hong Kong Limited to acquire complete control of ‘Finka’ and all of its assets. Finka is one of the leading gay social networks, with over 2.7 million registered members, targeted at young men i...
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The GDI Podcast: The Round CEO Fights Endless Swiping With 10-Minute Dating App

It may not seem like 2020 would be the best year to launch a dating app that aims to get people meeting face-to-face as soon as possible. However, the team behind The Round confronted the challenge head on and conducted the first release in Austin earl...
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Spark Networks Names Tobias Plaputta as New CTO

Spark Networks has named Tobias Plaputta as its new Chief Technology Officer. Plaputta will lead technological innovations for Spark Networks’ portfolio of niche, complementary brands including Zoosk, EliteSingles, SilverSingles, C...
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Dating.com Analyses ‘No Shave November’ Impact on Dating

Dating.com has published a survey that investigates what impact ‘No Shave November’, or ‘Movember’, is having on the online dating landscape. The annual movement looks to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, such prostate cancer and depre...
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Bumble Launches ‘Essential’ Guide For Dating in 2021

Bumble has launched a ‘Dating 101’ guide for dating in 2021 to educate singles about dating in a post-COVID world. According to a survey from the female-first social app, 40% of singles are unsure about how to date in the modern landscape. ...
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David Minns Launches ‘Bald Dating’ to Combat ‘Hatfishing’ Trend

Experienced online dating entrepreneur David Minns has today launched his latest niche website and app. ‘Bald Dating’ is a platform for singles with no or thinning hair to have a space where they can feel empowered and date with confidence. With the ma...
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