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Dating App Bumble Moves Into Original Content Space

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  • Friday, May 18 2018 @ 11:43 am
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Bumble announced the launch of its new creative endeavor: granting five female filmmakers and screenwriters in the U.K. $27,000 each to make a short film. This marks the company’s first official move into the original content space, following in the steps of Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.

Bumble’s content shingle, dubbed The Female Film Force, came to fruition after the 2018 awards season, where only 15% of Oscar winners and 20% of BAFTA winners were female. Bumble wanted to ensure more women’s voices were heard and reflected in film, so its executives decided to launch this initiative.

Bumble writes on its website:

Dating App Toffee for Posh People Launches in UK

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  • Monday, April 23 2018 @ 10:42 am
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Toffee

Are you a private school alum living in the UK? You’re in luck – a new dating app called Toffee will be launching to connect you with other private school types.

Toffee was founded with the notion that "people who hold similar views and values, and have shared the same life experiences (such as going through the same education system) are more likely to be attracted to each other and stick together," according to its website.

There has been mixed response to the buzz the app is generating. Instagram posts and a short introductory video on the app’s website point to an elite clientele, with young men dressed in suits and tuxes and attractive women decked out in evening gowns, champagne at the ready. Many reviews are labeling it as another elite dating app, geared to help connect wealthy people.

It’s A Match: Badoo Acquires British Dating App Huggle

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  • Monday, April 16 2018 @ 09:16 am
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While Bumble battles Match Group over intellectual property, another women-led dating app is celebrating a more positive 2018. Huggle, a British friendship and dating service launched in 2016, and its all-female marketing team has been acquired by Badoo.

Huggle matches users based on the places they love to visit. Simply indicate what you’re looking for – a date or a friend – and your search preferences, including your ideal age range and how many places you must have in common. Huggle uses GPS to automatically check you into locations you visit and notifies you of profiles that share your interests.

Founders Stina Sanders and Valerie Stark believe this approach to dating offers a more effective way to assess compatibility.

eHarmony Ad Banned For Claiming Algorithm Is “Scientifically-Proven”

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  • Wednesday, January 31 2018 @ 10:18 am
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That dating services sometimes make dubious claims should surprise no one, but rarely do their fishy fabrications make headlines. Unfortunately for eHarmony, a recent misstep has proved to be the exception.

The company's claim that it uses a "scientifically-proven matching system" has been banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority after appearing on a billboard in the London Underground.

"Step aside, fate,” the advertisement boldly proclaimed. “It's time science had a go at love."

In the smaller print below, it continued: "Imagine being able to stack the odds of finding lasting love entirely in your favour. EHarmony's scientifically-proven matching system decodes the mystery of compatibility and chemistry so you don't have to. Why leave the most important search of your life to chance?"

eHarmony UK Free Trial on Now untill the New Year

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  • Friday, December 15 2017 @ 07:01 am
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For 17 days eHarmony in the United Kingdom is offering free trial memberships to new members. From the 15th December 2017 to 1st January, 2018 are when these trial memberships are available.

eHarmony specializes in creating long term relationships using their automated matchmaking system. To participate in this promotion all you need to do is sign-up for a free membership at eHarmony.co.uk. This process takes about 30 minutes to complete which includes filling in your profile and taking the relationship questionnaire. No credit card is required either. Once you have finish signing up you will receive your first batch of matches which you can look over and communicate with the ones you wish. Everyday you will continue to receive quality matches that you can look over and send messages to those that you like.

eHarmony belongs to the Online Dating Association (ODA). Companies which belong follow the Online Dating Association Code of Practice which includes rules based on honest and clear communications and protection of user data and privacy.

For more information about this matchmaking service, please read our eHarmony review for the UK.

eHarmony UK Free Trial this Late August Weekend - 2017

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  • Friday, August 25 2017 @ 04:41 pm
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For 6 days eHarmony in the United Kingdom is offering free trial memberships to new members. From the 24th - 29th August, 2017 are when these trial memberships are available.

So what does a free trial get you? Well it means you are allowed to communicate (send and receive messages) to any match you receive on eHarmony.co.uk! To increase your chances of finding your long term partner all you need to do is signup to eHarmony and fill in the profile and questionnaire. No credit card is required. Then eHarmony's matching algorithm will send you a bunch of new quality matches everyday for you to review. If any spark your interest you can then message them right away. eHarmony is extra busy during the free trials so if you are interested, it is recommended you sign up at the beginning of the promotion so you have more time to use the dating service. One thing to note is that during the free trial period photos are not displayed with the profiles.

For more information about this United Kingdom dating service, please read our review of eHarmony in the UK.

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