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Dating Industry Broadcast IV

After Donald Trump was elected president, Maple Match, an online dating app which connects Canadians and Americans, was inundated with people signing up. The app promised to make it easy for Americans to find a Canadian partner to save them...

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The “dating scene” has radically evolved in the last 5 years alone. Have you felt the impact of these changes on your dating life? The only certainty is that this pattern of transformation will continue. What does this mean for the modern dater and how does dating and technology intersect? Get the scoop on what’s new in the dating industry with our monthly Dating Industry Broadcast.

The Dating Industry Broadcast series in inspired by The Staggering Research On Choosing Mates, in which Tawkify Co-Founder, E. Jean Carroll, collected the latest research on our trade and blasted it out to the whole team.

Enjoy this month’s scoop!

THE ECONOMIST, Political Dating Sites Are Actually A Thing, 1/28/2017:

After Donald Trump was elected president, Maple Match, an online dating app which connects Canadians and Americans, was inundated with people signing up. The app promised to make it easy for Americans to find a Canadian partner to save them from the “unfathomable horror” of a Trump presidency. Joe Goldman, the app’s Texas-based founder, says it has taken on the perceived ethos of Canada: welcoming, open and tolerant. “We’re building bridges when people are talking about building walls and our users like that.”

TrumpSingles.com is forging connections, too. Its founder, David Goss, wants to make it easier for Trump supporters to find each other. The site’s earliest users were in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, which are Democratic strongholds. Now its users are in every state…See the full article at The Economist.

THRILLIST, These Are The Most Dangerous States For Online Dating, 1/26/2017:

As if the dating world didn’t have enough horror stories, here is more data to scare the hell out of you.

A new shared report from security company SafeWise and HighSpeedInternet.com has found the most dangerous states for online dating. That’s right: We now have a complete list of places where your Tinder date is most likely to leave you with an STD, hacked account, or just kill you. Fun, right?

I mean, I think we can all agree that online dating has its sketchy aspects. Just on its face, connecting to strangers online is completely bizarre. 

The report took a lot into consideration; including data from the Center for Disease Control about the prevalence of STDs statewide, and the number of violent cyber crimes committed on a state-by-state basis.

Topping the report’s list was Washington, DC, giving our nation’s capital another thing to add to its list of ever-growing problems.

Most dangerous states for online dating:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Alaska
  3. Louisiana
  4. New Mexico
  5. Nevada
  6. South Carolina
  7. Arkansas
  8. Tennessee
  9. North Carolina
  10. Alabama

Safest states for online dating:

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Utah
  5. Idaho
  6. Wyoming
  7. West Virginia
  8. Connecticut
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Jersey

See the full article at Thrillist.

BUZZFEED, A New App Just Launched To Make Online Dating More Inclusive For People With Disabilities, 1/26/2017:

App creator, Geoffrey Anderson, told BuzzFeed he was inspired to create Glimmer after working at nonprofit for people with disabilities, as well as witnessing his own brother overcome adversity.

“My older brother, Steve, has struggled with cognitive disabilities since early childhood,” said Anderson. “Like most adults, Steve and the students in the program have smartphones and are active users on lifestyle applications such as Tinder or Bumble.

While those apps work in theory, they make it hard for people with disabilities to disclose. “Their biggest omission has always been their disability. They are ashamed of it, worried that it will automatically disqualify them from the dating pool,” said Anderson.

Anderson wanted to take the weight off users to disclose their disability to potential partners. “The problem clearly isn’t the omission itself, it’s that having a disability is often stigmatized,” said Anderson…See the full article at Buzzfeed.

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