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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. New eHarmony CEO Modernises Product, Ditching Questionnaire & Adding Real-Time Chat – Most significant is that new customers will no longer have to complete the 149-question survey in order to enter the platform.
  2. Tinder Launches New App For Apple TV – The new release lets singles hook up their dating account to an Apple TV and swipe through profiles with the remote.
  3. Bumble Invests In New UK Gay Dating App Chappy – The app, which is coming soon for iOS and Android, says it will help users find “Mr Right or your Mr Right Now”.
  4. Ashley Madison Owner Settles FTC Investigation With Reduced $1.7m Fine – The fine is a discounted penalty that will end the FTC and State Attorneys-General investigation into the Toronto company.
  5. Spanish White Label Platform OleDating Sees 1000% Revenue Increase In A Year – The platform has also recorded an 875% increase in signups over the same period — September to November.
  6. Jailed Scammer Ordered To Pay Back £200,000 To Dating Scam Victims – Tosin Femi Olasemo, 37, pretended to be a US Army officer stationed in Afghanistan called Captain Morgan Travis.
  7. Matrimony Postpones Plans To IPO – Expecting to be listed by November, the business was said to be looking to raise around Rs 1,000 crore ($150m).
  8. Breaking Bad Killer Who Dismembered A London Police Officer Sentenced To Life In Prison – Stefano Brizzi admitted dismembering Gordon Semple after the two met on Grindr for a night of drug-fuelled sex.
  9. ShowReal Lets Singles Show The Real Them With Short Snippets Of Video – ShowReal hopes that using video will help to eliminate the disappointment of dates not looking like their online profile pictures.
  10. Tinder Reveals The Most Right-Swiped Names Of 2016 –  Tinder has decided to release a list of the top ten most right-swiped names for both sexes on the app.

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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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