OkCupid Statistics for 2018

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I have just been reviewing the different statistics for the popular dating services and I found that OkCupid still does list a few live statistics on their About page. I was originally going to write this post in July but I just got too it now. One surprising thing I notice was in July they had listed 57 employees but now only 54 are listed. All the other statistics have stayed pretty much the same. They still list 1 million plus OkCupid apps installed per week and 7.3 million messages sent a day (I assume this is the website and apps combined). These 2 stats are the same since the last time I checked in 2016.

OkCupid also list in real-time the number of people online using their service at any given time. This number changes constantly and is lower in the early morning and higher in the evening. It is also higher on the weekends when compared to during the week. The average number after taking several samples is about 100,000 people online.

For More information on this dating service you can read our OkCupid review and check out our complete OkCupid statistics page.

eHarmony Has 50% off 3 Month Subscription this Labor Day Weekend - 2018

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It is another long weekend which means eHarmony has a good promotion on. 😁

Starting Wednesday August 29th till the evening on Sunday September 2nd, 2018 eHarmony is offering 50% off a 3 month subscription. This is a savings of just over $75 (3 month plan regular price is $155.70). A 3 month subscription is eHarmony's most popular option. A coupon code is required to receive the discount. It is:

Code: JOIN

New and existing eHarmony users (who do not have a subscription already) can take advantage of this discount. All you need is an eHarmony members account. Once you have logged into eHarmony, I would then recommend taking the personality questionnaire. When it is completed (takes 30 mins on average) you will be sent your first batch of matches. I would then review those matches to see if one or more members spark your interest. If any do, I would then suggest the upgraded membership.

Like with other subscription dating services, only upgraded members can communicate with each other. This is why these type of promotions are so popular, especially on holiday weekends when more people have time to try out an online dating service.

For more about this dating service, please check out our eHarmony review.

British Woman Successfully Sues Matchmaker For Failing To Provide Dream Date

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The dating world just got a little weirder. A British divorcee seeking a wealthy boyfriend via a ritzy matchmaking agency sued the company over a lack of suitable dates - and was awarded over $16,000 for her trouble.

Tereza Burki, a 47-year-old from London, joined premium dating agency Seventy Thirty in 2013. According to reports, she was looking for a “sophisticated gentleman” with “a lifestyle similar or more affluent than her own” and “multiple residences.” Lemarc Thomas, Seventy Thirty's managing director at the time, assured Burki that the service only dealt in the “creme de la creme” of daters and had “a substantial number” of potential matches who met her requirements.

Burki shelled out a staggering £12,600 ($16,141 USD) to join, an investment she soon regretted.

Bumble Launches Fund To Invest In Women-Led Businesses

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Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd

Over the last four years, Bumble has conquering dating, friendship, and business networking. Now the buzzy company has set its sights on a new arena: startup investments.

Bumble Fund is a new venture focused on early-stage investments for female-founded and female-led businesses. The fund will invest amounts ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 in companies that primarily serve women and are spearheaded by female leaders from diverse backgrounds.

“Investing in and empowering women in business is something that our founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd is deeply passionate about and is at the very core of what Bumble stands for,” said Sarah Jones Simmer, Bumble COO, who will lead Bumble Fund’s investment strategy alongside Bumble Senior Advisor, Sarah Kunst. “Through Bumble Fund we’ll look not only to support those women leaders who have been largely ignored, but we’ll also demonstrate why those investments build smart, successful businesses.”

Tinder Launching a New Dating Service for College Students

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Popular dating app Tinder is rolling out a new service to attract a younger crowd. Tinder U is for college students, and gives users the option to match only with others at their school or at nearby campuses.

To use the service, customers must have a .edu email address and must also be geolocated on a college campus, according to website The Verge. Their Tinder U profile page will also include the name of their school, and when users swipe, their school logo will appear at the top of the screen, and their match’s school will appear in the bottom left corner of each profile. The app’s functionality is the same, with students viewing profiles and swiping left or right as they choose. It is important to note that using the Tinder U service will match students in the same area, regardless of whether they attend the same college or university. Members who join Tinder U will also be able to toggle between and use regular Tinder if they wish.

Tinder Employees Sue Match Group for $2 Billion

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Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder

Former and current Tinder employees slapped a lawsuit against parent company Match Group, claiming the popular dating app was purposefully devalued at the time Match Group was valuating stock options. The Tinder employees suing Match Group were placed on administrative leave, according to a report by MSN.

The ten former and current Tinder employees initiating the lawsuit include founder and ex-CEO Sean Rad along with co-founders Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen. Tinder’s VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian has also joined the lawsuit, and claims that IAC/ Match Group executive Greg Blatt sexually harassed her at a company party. (IAC changed its name to Match Group, but the company is still owned by media mogul Barry Diller.)

Pambakian wrote an email to Tinder employees explaining her decision, as reported by Fortune Magazine: