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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. The Daily Beast Removes Controversial Article Outing Olympic Athletes Using Grindr –  The article named multiple athletes using the gay app and concerns were raised over the privacy and safety of closeted athletes.
  2. MySingleFriend Launches New Competition To Let Singles Meet David Brent – The idea for the competition stems from the character’s notorious failings when it comes to finding love.
  3. This Facial Recognition System Can Recognise You Even If Your Face Isn’t Visible – The study found that if someone’s face was shown 1.25 times in a set, the system had a 69.9% accuracy rate in identifying them.
  4. Instagram Account Reveals The Olympic Athletes Swiping On Tinder At Rio – Sportsswipe has found around 500 athletes on the dating app by using Tinder Passport.
  5. Facebook Algorithm Update Pushes Clickbait Posts Further Down Feeds – The update comes after Facebook users said they liked seeing authentic, genuine posts on the social network, rather than clickbait posts.
  6. Tinder Sees 129% Spike In Matches At The Olympic Village In Rio – Around 10,000 athletes are competing in this year’s Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, and all of them are staying in 31 apartment blocks.
  7. Stroovy Lets People Rate Other Online Daters To Help Improve Online Safety – It aims to do this by creating a community-orientated space where users can post reviews of other online daters.
  8. LunchClick Adds Pokemon GO Feature & Plans Pokemon Hunting Singles Event – The company has added a new Pokemon Go category to its Propose-a-Date feature, which lets singles quickly arrange an offline date.
  9. Grindr Launches New Mens Fashion Line – The new menswear collection is a partnership with Print All Over Me (PAOM), and includes tops, swimwear, sweatshirts, outerwear, jockstraps, bandanas, bags and other items.
  10. Supto Takes Cues From Anonmyous Platforms Like Reddit & Craiglist For New Approach To Adult Dating – Supto.com has created an anonymous platform designed to help users feel more confident and comfortable.

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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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