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2020 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards

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It is October 1st so time get started on planning the Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards. This year is our lucky number 13th time we have brought you these Awards.

The first item on our agenda is to setup the 2020 Single's Choice Award poll. This poll follows the same format as last year asking the voter which of the top 10 most popular dating services (at least here in North America) would you recommend from our list. In the early years of the awards we saw this dating site list fluctuate, but since then the industry has matured as the major players in the market have been defined. While every year there are a lot of new dating apps and sites which go live, very few ever make it long due to the stiff competition and large marketing budgets of the major dating services. It’s very hard to get that initial viral push going of getting new users to join a dating service.

The Single's Choice Award, which is awarded on Valentine’s Day, takes the results of the poll to determine the top 3 dating services as voted on by our visitors. Awarded services are marked as such on Dating Sites Reviews and is used by our visitors in the coming year to help them determine which dating service(s) they want to try out.

So what dating service worked for you best in 2019 that you would like to recommend? Let us know by casting your vote in the Single Choice Award:

2020 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award ?

Which dating app or site would you recommend for the Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award?

  •  Badoo
  •  Bumble
  •  eHarmony
  •  Elite Singles
  •  Hinge
  •  Match
  •  OkCupid
  •  POF (Plenty of Fish)
  •  Tinder
  •  Zoosk

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Eric Eichmann Named CEO of Spark Networks

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New Spark Networks CEO Erich Eichmann  is on the left beside board director Jeronimo Folgueira
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Spark Networks announced that Eric Eichmann will take over as CEO of Spark Networks, replacing Jeronimo Folgueira.

“I could not be more excited to join Spark at this time,” Eichmann said in a statement, published in Yahoo! Finance News. “Spark has a tremendous brand portfolio to help people find love across the globe…I look forward to working with the great team at Spark and leading the next chapter of its development.”

eHarmony Receives a Major Update

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On November 4th eHarmony released a massive update to their dating service. Both the website and dating apps (iOS and Android) received a complete overhaul.

It was just a year ago that eHarmony was purchased by Germany's Parship Elite Group. At that time Parship Elite Group planned to move eHarmony to their existing platform which currently runs their other dating platforms (most are in Europe). An interview with Tim Schiffers, the CEO of Parship Elite Group stated that the migration could take as long as a year but would be well worth it since they have invested a lot in their technical setup to ensure ease of maintenance and feature upgrades.

Only Half of Tinder Users Have Actually Met a Match IRL, According to New Study

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Tinder Matches

Tinder claims to have made about 30 billion matches to date over its highly successful app (about 26 million per day, according to an article in The Daily Mail), but it seems only 50 percent of them ever meet one of their matches face-to-face. In order to increase their chances of meeting a date IRL, users have to match with far more people than they actually expect to meet, according to the study.

On average, when participants were asked how many matches they had actually met up with in real life, men averaged 1.9 partners and women 2.2 partners, despite matching with 111 and 124 respectively.

A team from Norwegian University of Science and Technology surveyed 269 students in Norway who were all Tinder users, and 60 percent of those surveyed were women.

Dating.com Acquires Dil Mil, Popular Ex-Pat Dating App

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Dating.com Group Acquires Dil Mil

Dating.com Group is expanding its suite of dating apps by acquiring Dil Mil, a San Francisco-based dating app that is popular among ex-pats from India and South Asian countries, according to Tech Crunch.

South Asian ex-pats are less interested in arranged marriages, and have turned to dating apps to help find love in the U.S. However, most popular American dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid aren’t culturally appealing to this group of daters, who are more conservative and traditional in their approach to dating.

Facebook Dating Launches New Stories Feature

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Facebook Dating has announced the launch of its new “Stories” feature, which allows users of the service to include stories from their Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Stories can’t be directly created in a user’s dating profile, according to Forbes. Instead, when they are created in Facebook or Instagram, the feature allows for that content to be shared to the Facebook Dating profile. In order to access the new feature, users are required to opt-in by linking their Facebook and Instagram accounts to their dating profile. Once the accounts are linked, they can add any stories they’ve posted in the last 24 hours.