Meet the GlobalDatingInsights Team

Global Dating Insights is the online dating industry’s only independent editorial news service. Launched in October 2013, the site provides news, features, analysis, opinion and information regarding the online dating industry.

The site is run by an independent team of professional journalists who cover the industry from an international perspective. plays a vital role in informing and educating executives within the online dating industry.

Since launching in mid-2013, the site has built up a strong reputation for highly respected analysis and commentary for the online dating industry.  

The site is essential reading for executives in the industry and a source of independent news and analysis, as well as a place to discuss and debate the latest issues.

The site is monetised by a) banner adverts, and b) sponsorship of our quarterly special reports. 

Meet the team below:

Simon EdmundsSimon Edmunds


Simon is the Editor of GlobalDatingInsights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

M: +44 (0) 7770 525 242
T: +44 (0) 20 3318 8588​                                    
Twitter: @Global_Dating

Simon CorbettSimon Corbett


Simon is the Founder of He has a love of media and communications and has worked in the international Public Relations industry since 1999. Today Simon runs the Public Relations agency Jargon PR. Note: the agency does/will not represent any organisation related to online dating due to any perceived conflict of interest.

M: +44 (0) 7974 093 994
T: +44 (0) 20 3318 8588

Maria TsangariMaria Tsangari

Staff Writer

Maria Tsangari has a Classics degree from the University of Cyprus and an MA on Comparative Literature from UCL. Maria was born in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria and currently lives in Nicosia, Cyprus. She aspires to be a writer and make a difference with her words. In her spare time she enjoys reading, singing and learning foreign languages.

T: +44 (0) 20 3318 8588​       


Emerald Elizabeth YoungEmerald Elizabeth Young

Staff Writer

Born in West London, and moved around a lot. Is currently studying Creative & Professional Writing with hopes of becoming a published author and creating her own publishing company. Spends spare time wandering around art galleries and museums or with nose in a book.

T: +44 (0) 20 3318 8588​       

Our site is based on:

  • Trust: this is the foundation of, we are independent, impartial and honest. We are committed to achieving the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality.
  • Impartiality: we will apply due impartiality to all our subject matter and will reflect a breadth and diversity of opinion across our output as a whole, over an appropriate period, so that no significant strand of thought is knowingly unreflected or under-represented. 
  • Editorial Integrity and Independence: is monetised by a) banner adverts and b) sponsorship of our quarterly special reports. Our sponsors benefit from brand awareness and will not receive any additional editorial support.
  • Serving the Industry’s Interest: We seek to report stories of significance to our audiences. We will be rigorous in establishing the truth of the story and well informed when explaining it. Our specialist expertise will bring authority and analysis to the industry.
  • Fairness: Our output will be based on fairness, openness, honesty and straight dealing. Contributors and audiences will be treated with respect.
  • Transparency: We will be transparent about the nature and provenance of the content we offer online. Where appropriate, we will identify who has created it.
  • Accountability: We are accountable to our audiences and will deal fairly and openly with them.

The site is owned by PR & communications expert Simon Corbett. Among other business interests, Corbett owns and runs a PR agency and does/will not represent any organisation related to online dating due to any perceived conflict of interest.