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Scammers Use Fake Versions of Dating Apps to Target African Singles

Over 2,000 African daters fell victim to cyber-attacks on sites disguised as legitimate dating apps in 2019, research by cyber-security company Kaspersky has found. The study revealed that 2,548 daters were fooled into using bogus sites disguised as we...
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Stonewall Charity Finds Continued Racism in LGBTQ Community

Over half of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) LGBTQ people have experienced racism within the LGBTQ community, research by equality charity, Stonewall, has found. The research, which was based on a YouGov survey, revealed that 51% of 5,000 respo...
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Tinder Founder Funds Startup Sex Help App

Tinder founder, Sean Rad, has funded a new app which gives tips and support to those struggling in the bedroom. ‘Lover’ provides personalised information for each user, via a Myers-Briggs style questionnaire, on ways to improve sex life and...
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Chappy to Close and Merge With Bumble on 28th February

Gay dating community Chappy has announced that it is going to close down at the end of the month. While no official reason has been given for the shutdown, Chappy will be merging with fellow MagicLab subsidiary Bumble as the female-first social app loo...
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Sensor Tower Publishes Highest Grossing Dating Apps For January 2020

Mobile data analytics company Sensor Tower has released its monthly list of the world’s highest grossing dating apps. Once again, Tinder was at the top of the rankings having brought in approximately $86 million in user spending during January. B...
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Romance Fraud Costs American Singles $201 Million in 2019

A new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that American daters lost $201 million to romance scams in 2019. This number is up 40% from 2018, and up from $33 million in 2015, meaning that romance scams are growing six times faster than...
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Tinder Hires PR Agency For Gen Z Campaign in France and Germany

PR agency JIN has won a brief for Tinder to help the dating app with media relations in two European countries. The campaign will target young people in France and Germany and focus on “how to be in Gen Z’s lives.” JIN co-founder and ...
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Tinder to Release ‘Swipe Night’ Show in Indonesia

Tinder will release its first original show Swipe Night in Indonesia this March, which the app company says will give extra conversation material for daters. The video, which is both game and show, lets users experience a post-apocalyptic world. In it,...
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Texas-Based Aerospace Company Associated With Bogus Dating Sites

Two founders of Texas-based aerospace company Firefly Aerospace, are behind a number of bogus dating sites, research by fact-checking website Snopes has found. The research revealed that Ukrainian businessman Max Polyakov and his associate Mark Watt, a...
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