Badoo Employees Reveal Toxic Work Environment in 'Forbes' Expose

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Does Badoo have a toxic work enfiroment?

Thirteen former employees are speaking out about Badoo, Andrey Andreev’s dating-focused social network and parent company to Bumble. In an expose published by Forbes, the employees describe a lengthy history of workplace misconduct, including sexism, racism, drug use, wild parties and a possible tax evasion scheme.

Many of the lurid details revealed in the Forbes report occurred during Badoo's period of rapid growth from 2010 to 2012. Badoo launched its iPhone app in 2010. The following year, the company soared from 20 million user signups to 100 million in four months, and earned $200 million in revenue. As Badoo grew, so did its salacious reputation. It is estimated that in 2018, Badoo had just over $300 million in revenue.

Ashley Madison Celebrates 60 Million Members

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Ashley Madison now has 60 Million Members

Four years after a hacking scandal threatened to bring it down, Ashley Madison is celebrating a milestone. The notorious infidelity dating site has reached 60 million members worldwide since launching in 2002.

"Our unique community of like-minded people continues to grow across the globe," said Paul Keable, Chief Strategy Officer of Ashley Madison, in a prepared statement. "We offer discretion to those seeking infidelity, and clearly, with strong results underscoring the company's growth, what we offer is in demand."

Ashley Madison’s latest annual Report on Customer Statistics reveals that more than 14,500 new member accounts were added on average each day in 2018. For every active paid male account, 1.1 active female accounts were created. The site averages more than 440,000 new signups per month and facilitates more than 39.5 thousand affairs per day. In total, over 5.3 million new accounts were registered on Ashley Madison last year.

Tinder Revamps Its Image to Attract Users in Asia

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Dating app Tinder has a hook-up reputation – and because of this, users in more conservative countries in Asia might be hesitant to try the app. In response, Tinder is revamping its image to maintain its growth streak.

Dating app growth overall has slowed in the U.S. as the market becomes saturated, and it is expected to slow even more through 2022. In order to expand its opportunities, Match Group – Tinder’s parent company, has put a lot of resources into the Asian market, including hiring key executives to oversee the region and advertising its suite of apps.

SeniorPeopleMeet Has Been Merged with OurTime

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SeniorPeopleMeet is now OurTime.

People Media (who is owned by Match Group) has decided to merge their two senior dating services into one. The services are SeniorPeopleMeet and OurTime. This process has been well on its way for a while now since both websites and apps were already the same (features, user interface, etc...) except for the name and color scheme.

When you visit SeniorPeopleMeet.com a message is now displayed explaining the merger. SeniorPeopleMeet user database which includes profiles, messages, and photos will all be transferred over to OurTime. SeniorPeopleMeet users just have to visit OurTime.com and use their existing SeniorPeopleMeet username and password to log in.

Stanford University Survey Finds Couples Who Meet Online Are More Diverse

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Couples who meet online are more Diverse

Researchers have long been fascinated by the ways online dating has changed how we meet and match. A Pew Research Center analysis of recently released survey data from Stanford University found that online daters are more likely to choose partners who are different from them in race or ethnicity, income level, education or political affiliation.

The Stanford survey, How Couples Meet and Stay Together 2017, collected answers from 3,510 U.S. adults who are currently married, currently in a relationship, or who have ever previously been in a relationship. Couples who met online were more likely to date someone with a different education level, political ideology or race/ethnicity than couples who met offline. The difference between those who met online and offline was particularly significant for political party and race/ethnicity.

Tinder Launches ‘Single, Swipe, Repeat’ Podcast With Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Single life is full of ups and downs, and while the dramatic moments are not always fun to live through, they make for great entertainment. Tinder has partnered with women’s lifestyle magazine Cosmopolitan to create a branded podcast that digs into what dating is really like across the United States.

‘Single, Swipe, Repeat’ is a 12-episode audio show hosted by Faye Brennan, Sex & Relationships Director of Cosmopolitan. Brennan is joined each week by a celebrity guest host to break down the most memorable, hilarious, emotional, romantic and relatable dating stories shared by Tinder users throughout the country.