Dating Industry Round-up, May 31

Fresh news in today’s dating industry round-up with new political and conspiracy sites entering the market, and an update on the iDate Conference lineup.

TrumpSingles.com, a new dating site from David Goss, an associate producer on Syfy’s Face Off, aims to unite Donald Trump supporters across the nation (article at MarketWatch). The site will be supplemented with dating apps for iOS and Android, and is already generating significant interest on social media, following Twitter feud with the owners of BernieSingles.com.

Over at the liberal camp, MappleMatch.com offers to connect American singles with Canadian partners specifically to escape the “unfathomable horror” of a Donald Trump presidency (article at LifeZette). The soon-to-be-launched dating site is created by the Texas-based Joe Goldman, who claims the idea already attracted over 15,000 wishlist sign-ups, with about 25% of all members being Canadian.

If you believe the influx of political dating sites is some type of conspiracy, just head over to a yet another new site, this time for conspiracy theorists out there, Awake.Dating (article at Vice). The site, launched last month, is a brainchild of Australian “thuther” Jarrod Fidden, and already has a following in the thouthands. Next up for Fidden is the release of an app, as well as creation of a specialized social networking site.

Mark Brooks, the CEO of online dating consultancy company Courtland Brooks is to address the audience at the 44th iDate Conference in LA (article at WebWire). Brooks, the publisher of industry blog Online Personals Watch, will provide the State of the Mobile Dating Industry during the iDate event slated for June 8-10, 2016 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Spot some news we’ve missed, need a shout-out about your dating software, application, website or other related product, require some advice for starting your online dating business? Drop us a line and we will get back to you in no time.

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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