Online Dating Association Releases Second 2022 Industry Update

The Online Dating Association (ODA) has releases its second industry update for 2022. Within the update, the ODA discussed their appearance at GDI New York 2022, the welcoming of Garbo, So Syncd, and ActiveFence, and an industry wide update.

The ODA said: “The ODA was in New York City in March for the Global Dating Insights Conference. Our Comms and Policy Director, Hannah, really enjoyed meeting individuals from across the industry and giving a presentation on the ‘Digital Regulation Decade’ and how the sector and the ODA can engage and influence digital legislation. The ODA also hosted our first webinar of 2022 in April, about the moderation of voice and video content and the legal landscape for moderation, and we had a lively discussion about the challenges of new methods of engagement for daters and how this works within the regulatory landscapes of the UK, EU and US.

Our next webinar is hosted by a new Associate, Chargebacks911 (more below), on the 21st of June. Join us to hear more about why card processors consider online dating high risk and best practices to reduce chargebacks. Ahead of the webinar, why not have a read of Chargeback911’s blog – what you should know about chargebacks in the dating space. I will also be giving the next GDI Webinar, booking details here.

We also held our summer drinks reception on Wednesday the 8th of June where we rejoiced at having our Members, Associates, friends and wider colleagues back together in person.

We are extremely delighted to welcome a new Member to the ODA this quarter – So Syncd!

So Syncd is a dating app that matches compatible personality types. Created at the beginning of Covid by two sisters, Jess and Lou, the company’s mission is to make dating more fun, meaningful and successful. The app pairs couples who have just the right amount of similarities to form a strong connection and just the right amount of differences to create that spark.

We are delighted to have So Syncd join the ODA, and demonstrate their commitment to our standards and objectives. We look forward to working closely with the team at SoSyncd.”

The ODA offered a full quarterly update on public relations, policy, advocation, online safety legislation, and what’s next.

Read the full ODA update here.

Luke Smith

Luke is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from London, he achieved a BA in Journalism from De Montfort University, Leicester. An experienced content writer, he enjoys a variety of sports, with a keen passion for his football team, Fulham FC.

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