Dating Pro Digest: Coronavirus Makes Dating More Complicated; Dating.com Group Launches $50M VC Fund; Exclusive Dating Apps In South Korea
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Dating industry news digest for today:
- Coronavirus makes dating a lot more complicated
- Dating.com Group launches $50 Million corporate VC fund
- Exclusive dating apps cater to cream of the crop in South Korea
Coronavirus makes dating a lot more complicated
It’s been a few days already as people in different countries were forced to stay at home in isolation.
But, says Adam Cohen-Aslatei, CEO S’More app, “People don’t want to feel alone, and they’ve already watched everything on Netflix,”
The average number of daily users of S’More increased 28% the third week of March. And users seem to be emphasizing apps’ chat and video functions.
Dating.com Group launches $50 Million corporate VC fund
Dating.com Group created the $50,000,000 fund to invest in companies and projects in the dating market.
Dating.com Group is known for occupying about 33% of the market share for cross-border international dating and has offices in seven countries. And in order to expand, it plans to buy, build, or invest in promising projects.
Exclusive dating apps cater to cream of the crop in South Korea
South Korean Hearld noticed an active trend of exclusive dating apps being popular among South Korean daters.
App Amanda will only allow users who get a score of 3 or higher from other 20 members of the app.
GoldSpoon lets only rich men, that has an imported car or a house in Seol’s wealthy districts or earn $56k+. Women should have a professional job or an appearance scored high enough by the other app users.
SKY People and Diamatch apps allow users who attended or graduated prestigious universities or that work in major companies.
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