Dating Pro Digest: Internet Trends 2019; Match and Tinder Collect A Lot User Data; BBC’s “Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating”; Online Couples Are More Diverse

Jun 24, 2019
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Dating industry news digest for today: Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019; Match, Tinder collect everything from chat content to financial data; BBC’s “Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating”; Couples who meet online are more diverse.


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Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019

Bond Capital founder Mary Meeker has presented her report “Internet Trends 2019” on Code Conference 2019

Mary in her report highlighted slowed growth in e-commerce sales, increased Internet ad spending, data growth, as well as the rise of freemium subscription business models, telemedicine, photo-sharing, interactive gaming, the on-demand economy and more.



Match, Tinder swipe right for privacy red flags, say experts

ProPrivacy inspected dating apps to see what information they collect on their users. in its privacy policy has that they collect not only typical demographic data like gender, age, location, and relationship status, but they also collect other highly personal and emotional information to create a detailed picture of the person to use it in matchmaking algorithms.

Match also states that it shared basic demographic and personal information with “third parties that assist us with various tasks, including data hosting and maintenance, analytics, customer care, marketing, advertising, payment processing, and security operations.”

Tinder, in its privacy policy, states that they collect demographic and chat data — “Of course we also process your chats with other users as well as the content you publish, as part of the operation of the services,”.

See full article here



BBC’s “Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating” 

In this documentary, the BBC crew tried to understand how sugar dating industry works and can it be considered as sex works.

The reporter, Tiffany Sweeney, created a fake account on several sugar dating sites and received over 200 messages from men in their 40s – 50s who were willing to pay for intimacy.

Tiffany says that only a small amount of sugar girls manage to get into a normal relationship with monthly allowances with men, while the majority of girls only receive one-night stand offers.




Couples who meet online are more diverse

Recent Pew Research Center research showed that the couples who met online were more likely to be diverse than couples who met in traditional ways.

The main reason behind it is that online daters tend to be younger than those who meet offline.

The study included 3,394, married or in a relationship, U.S. adults. The average age of online daters was 36, while of offline daters turned to be 51.

30% fo online daters state that their partner is of a different race or ethnicity, and 19% of offline daters state the same.




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