10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. eHarmony Founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren Steps Down As CEO – Warren will be replaced as CEO by long-standing eHarmony exec and former VP of brand marketing, Grant Langston.
  2. GDI Meets Niche Dating Stalwart Christian Connection For Latest Video Interview – Founder Jackie Elton launched the site in 2000 as a place where Christians could meet outside of church, and 16 years later the site is still going strong.
  3. ODA Chief Executive George Kidd Announces Departure From Regulatory Body For New CEO Role – Kidd is moving on from the ODA to become the CEO of the Senet Group.
  4. Match Group Revenue Rises 21% As Tinder Hits 1.2m Paid Subscribers –  The Match Group released its financial results for Q2 of 2016.
  5. The League’s New ‘Power Move’ Feature Lets Users Pay To Get Seen First – The new feature is similar to Tinder’s Super Like, enabling singles to show a “special” interest in someone.
  6. New ‘Verified Profile’ Tinder Scam Plays On The Safety Fears Of Online Daters – A new wave of scams sees fraudsters trick singles into getting their dating profile “verified”.
  7. Google Play Adds Dating As New App Category – It is one of a number of new app categories being added to the Google Play store.
  8. First Tinder Style Dating App For Pokemon Go Gamers Sees 10,000 Matches In Four Days – PokeMatch lets people swipe through other Pokemon GO fans, so they can match up and go Pokemon hunting together.
  9. Alleged Grindr Serial Killer Charged With New Attacks On Eight Men – Stephen Port, 41, was charged with poisoning and killing four men by giving them large quantities of the drug GHB last year.
  10. White Label Dating Has Paid $200m To Partners – The milestone was reached earlier this week, and comes after the company hit 50m registrations back in January.

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