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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Three Nigerian Online Scammers Have Been Sentenced To A Total Of 235 Years In Jail – Three Nigerian men have been sentenced to a total of 235 years after scamming “millions” of people using dating sites and fraud schemes.
  2. Bumble Opens Pop-Up Space The Hive In New York City – Dating app Bumble has just opened a pop-up space in New York City called The Hive.
  3. It’s Time For Social Networks To Go Physical Using New Proximity Technologies – Fascinating guest blog by Uepaa AG‘s Justina Kostinaite on potential of proximity technologies.
  4. Hinge Harnesses Reach Of Social Media Influencers With New ‘Most Eligible’ List – This year, the company has instead released a list of the most eligible social media stars.
  5. Sending Second Message To Matches Who Don’t Reply Can Actually Improve Your Chances Of A Reply – Despite the instinct that the opposite should be true, sending a second message on a dating app after the first was ignored can actually improve your chances of a reply.
  6. Meetic Launches New Site For Over-50s Called DisonsDemain – The new platform seeks to connect singles over 50 using both its online desktop and mobile app, and with offline events and activities.
  7. Flutter Asia Acquires Perfect Match Jakarta, Two Companies Will Merge – The deal, the terms of which were undisclosed, will see the two companies merge to offer singles a platform for serious dating, with an emphasis on online safety and security.
  8. TrulyMadly CEO Says India Could Be ‘Final Frontier’ For Online Dating Growth – TrulyMadly CEO and co-founder Sachin Bhatia believes that India could be “the final frontier” for online dating growth.
  9. The League’s Summer Series Will See The App Launch In 10 More Cities – Exclusive dating app The League is set to launch in 10 more cities by the end of August this year.
  10. Chinese Lesbian Dating App Rela Abruptly Shut Down – A popular Chinese lesbian dating app with over 5m registered users has been shut down.

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Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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