Dating Industry Round-up, Apr 11

Back to business as usual with a fresh weekly online dating round-up, which increasingly looks like a compilation of news strictly about mobile dating. Luckily, it’s not one of those weeks.

Software publisher Krush gears up for release of a new mobile dating app Heystax, which sets-up 30-second video chats between potential matches (article at PSFK). The short video call is said to be enough for the built-in facial recognition software to analyze user compatibility and decide whether the two are a good match for each other. The app release date is presently unknown.

A new, free dating site specifically for Orthodox Jews enters the market (article at Jewocity). The site promises a comfortable dating experience for the very devout members of the community, staying clear of the practices that can be considered questionable by more religious folks. KYS will bring together orthodox singles looking for marriage opportunities and jewish professional marriage brokers.

Courtland Brooks’ strategic advisor and mobile expert Steve Dean to talk at 44th iDate Mobile Dating Conference (article at WebWire).  The special 3 hour session ‘Developing a Mobile Dating Strategy’ will take place on June 8, and provide in-depth analysis of the current mobile dating landscape.

New research from Webster Vienna Private University reveals there is no correlation between promiscuity and the use of instant gratification apps like Tinder (article at The Telegraph). While the study authors say more analysis is required, initial findings show there is no difference between Tinder users and regular online daters, as far as their promiscuity goes.

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Marvin Powell

Marvin is an industry veteran who has been working with dating startups since 2001. In his spare time he loves fishing and writing bad poetry.

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