10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. We Interview Mapping Company iGeolise, Who Want To Bring Travel Time To The Online Dating Search – The London-based company has built a platform that allows users of a website or app to filter search results by travel time, rather than distance.
  2. OkCupid’s Compatibility Questions Put To The Test In New Video Series – Created by Emmy-winning creative studio The Skin Deep, the videos test OkCupid’s compatibility questions in a live setting – singles trading questions in filmed one-on-one conversations.
  3. London Student Guilty Of Scamming Four Men In £100,000 Fraud Gets Over Two Years In Jail – Grace Akintaro, 24, targeted seven men through Match.com, stealing photos from someone online and pretending to be a woman named Amanda Jenson.
  4. This App Scans Dating Sites To Find Lookalikes Of Celebrities & People You Know – Dating.ai lets you search through the databases of various online dating services to find people who look like certain celebrities, or people you know.
  5. Match.com Preps Release Of New Stories Feature – The new release takes inspiration from the hugely popular stories features on Instagram and Snapchat.
  6. Tantan Will Monetise Later This Year After Closing $70m Series D – Tantan will release a VIP membership in Q3 of 2017, the company’s CEO Wang Yu said this week.
  7. Australians Spend $80m On Dating Services Every Year – But this is just a fraction of what they spend on the entire process of dating annually, which totals $11.65bn, according to a new report from ING Direct.
  8. Over 1.6m People Ceased New Relationships Due To Brexit, Says New eHarmony Data – Conducted by ICM in March 2017, the dating site found that 3.4% of people said Brexit was a key factor in them deciding to stop seeing someone.
  9. Momo Signs Music Industry Deals To Find Future Stars On Its Livestreaming Service – Called the Momo Music Plan, the new program will see users of the location-based Chinese app vote to choose a shortlist of aspiring singers who currently broadcast live on Momo’s streaming service.
  10. Clikd Ads Ask London Singles To Discover The Person Behind The Photo As Dating App Officially Launches – The campaign coincides with the official release of the app on iOS and Android, after soft-launching the dating app earlier this year.

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