Dating Industry Round-up, Mar 28

We return with our regular weekly column, and give you the latest online dating industry roundup – the best way to stay on top of things related to digital dating world news.

– Badoo unveils new features in continuous strive to make online dating safer (article at TechCrunch). Arguably the biggest online dating platform on the planet (with claimed user base encompassing those of Tinder,, OkCupid and eHarmony), Badoo just added photo-verification and verified photos to its roster of features to improved user security.

– Credibility of singles’ profiles on major dating sites remains a hot topic in 2016 (article at Next Advisor). If you are committing time and money to online dating, one of the major things you expect is to meet real people. See how various dating services cope with the issue of preventing real daters to be scammed or catfished.

– revealed curious findings in their research commissioned by Mashable (article at Wide Open Country). The map produced as a result shows the state-by-state breakdown on the most popular words used in online dating. While most terms can be at least superficially linked to dating, there are instances where state culture goes overboard. ‘Oil’ and online dating? Really, Texas? Really?

– Sociology researcher believes online dating actually improved real life romance (article at Tampa Bay). Everything from marriage age shift to the explosion of phone apps popularity contributes to changes in societal behavior. This has led to the transformation of personal expectations from romance experience as a concept.

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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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