Dating Pro Digest: TMG Releases Blind Date And Second Date; Lovoo’s Upcoming Project During Physical Distancing; Spark Networks 2019’s Revenue Growth
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Dating industry news digest for today:
- The Meet Group to release Blind Date and Second Date to MeetMe and Skout Live
- Lovoo’s upcoming project in times of physical distancing
- Spark Networks 2019’s revenue growth results
The Meet Group to release Blind Date and Second Date to MeetMe and Skout Live
The Meet Group has announced two new modes Blind Date and Second Date on MeetMe and Skout in May
These two features are designed to help people connect on the Internet.
Blind date randomly pairs up two users where they have two minutes of video chat. At first they will not be able to see each other, but only hear their voices. As the time runs out the video becomes clear.
Second Date allows users to have multiple conversations with a streamer during the same session.
CEO of The Meet Group explained that “Since the start of the pandemic, video chats have increased by 48%, and time spent in video increased by 47%. In response to the enacting and extension of social distancing measures across the country, we are accelerating the launch of video dating products across our portfolio of mobile dating apps in order to provide our users with new ways to connect during these uncertain times.”
Lovoo’s upcoming project in times of physical distancing
In order to help users connect during this difficult period, Lovoo dating app has released a series of features:
- Cherry Picks – a feature that matches people based on similar interests and offers them icebreaker topics. To do that each user has to answer 15 questions to find said shared interests. Then users can see which questions exactly matched to start a conversation flowing.
- LOVOO Live 4 Talents – a campaign to help European artists generate income during the lockdown. They will receive part of the streaming fees.
- One-to-one video calls.
- NextDate game where people meet during live stream and then continue in one on one conversation.
Spark Networks 2019’s revenue growth results
Parent company of Zoosk, EliteSingles, Jdate, Christian Mingle and other dating sites, Spark Networks has published its 2019 financial results.
Eric Eichmann, CEO of Spark Networks, said that comparing to 2018 “Full year 2019 revenue increased 44% to €149M…Looking ahead to 2020, we are guiding to revenue in the range of $212 to $220Million.”
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