Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs, super models, and other hyper-attractive/upwardly affluent types.
Tinder, Match, Meetic, Ourtime, PlentyOfFish, MeetMe (MEET), Hinge, Happn, CoffeeMeetsBagel, OKCupid, Bumble, Zoosk, and many more: in a WAR between themselves, no one will win!
Badoo is in war with Zoosk; and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.
When the IAC Personals bought OKCupid (6 years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission. IAC Personals backed Tinder instead, as the copycat of Badoo.
IAC / Match "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.
MeetMe's 2016 Q4 and FY 2016 earnings conference call.
article about Bumble backed by Badoo and the queen bee of digital dating
Inverse spike after New Year's Eve ? (via Alexa)
From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
Alexa and SimilarWeb show the rising tide is not happening for Online Dating Industry 2017