Thursday, February 9, 2017

SA article: The 3 Dates It Takes To Score - Online Dating In 2017

  • The market has no regulation no Legislation, but USA FTC can rule about automatic rebilling clause on subscriptions, soon.
  • Many online dating sites are old and obsolete, and Alexa shows they are in decadence, like eHarmony, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk.
  • EliteSingles is copycat of eHarmony with more bells and whistles.
  • Big hacking incidents ala AshleyMadison can harm many online dating sites.
  • Zoosk failed its IPO some time ago. Even eHarmony failed its IPO.
  • Revenue from MeetMe (MEET) comes mainly (90%+) from Advertisement, not subscriptions.
  • Big war between Tinder and Badoo, and internal war inside Match - Tinder, if Tinder is cannibalizing Match.
  • Perhaps MOMO and MEET reached their operating ceiling.

Match’s Dilemma: Tinder Thrives as Dating Fades

Alexa and SimilarWeb show the rising tide is not happening for Online Dating Industry 2017 

Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.

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