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Sam Moorcroft, ChristianCafe.com
Toronto, Ontario
Online Dating Expert
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Facebook's been rumoured to be doing this for a very long time. It's too early to say how this will affect the dating industry (Match's stock dropping 20+% today, notwithstanding). But, if it has a negative effect, it's going to hit the generic sites the most, I'd think. Mind you, there's always been a difference between "free" sites and paid ones. The clientele is more serious on the latter and you tend to weed out the weirdos (most of them, anyway), the guys living in their parents' basements, the psycho-chicks, etc. Will that change with FB singles? Who knows?
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It's not a fair comparison, I don't think, with other consumer services. This isn't a car or computer. It's about romance and human relationships. As the article points out: "...The fact is that online dating is, well, complicated. There’s a whole range of difficult human emotions to contend with: insecurity, disappointment, rejection, maybe heartache. Not to mention it’s a ton of work..." & "...Online dating is different from shopping for, say, a sweater, he explains: “Once you decide on the sweater you want, you can get it. But with dating, the sweater has to agree, too..." But, if you stick at it, you can have success at it: "...But our research also found that online dating, however painful and time-consuming, often does produce the intended result if you use it well—and persevere...." There - you don't need to read the article now;-)
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Ha! We'd prefer it if they instead headed south. I hear Venezuela's a worker's paradise. We need to build our own wall to keep them out. I'm waiting eagerly for all the celebrity types to make good on their promises to leave America. Won't hold my breath, though. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3921370/So-s-flight-Celebrities-pledged-leave-U-S-Trump-won-including-Lena-Dunham-Amy-Schumer-Miley-Cyrus-mocked-Twitter.html
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This is intuitive, I think. Women usually pick their mates, not the other way around. A guy may be interested in 5 different women, but he'll take any that choose him. Men pursue, generally, and women respond. No response, no relationship. Online dating can turn that around, by putting the women in charge. What man isn't flattered by an initial contact from a woman?
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The problem with timing is you can only see it clearly in the rear-view mirror. As they say, hindsight is 20/20.
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Right on. I love to see results like this. Now, if our main competitor had more sense than dollars, perhaps they could make profit, too, for once ;-)
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Good for you, Joseph! We had people wanting equity way back - so glad we never went for it. We'd have hated ourselves ever since, all our hard work, and having to pay out a portion of our profit forever.
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How does that make any sense? The whole point, presumably, is to blackmail men into not having their wives find out. If you then send letters to their wives, why pay when the cats now out of the bag? Perhaps it's a way to intimidate other men into paying the ransom. Succumbing to blackmail never works. You're just an easier mark now. Be sure your sins will find you out!
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$390K is certainly healthy - kudos for your business working out, Mr. Anonymous. But, the core salary of these execs is tiny when compared to their total compensation, e.g. Greg Blatt's total compensation averaged $8.33M p.a. You and I are doing it wrong - we shouldn't be self-employed; rather, we should be senior execs in these other companies ;-)
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Where do I get the recipe for that green shake thing?;-)
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These guys make money for their company, so paying them decently makes sense. Unlike, say, another dating company (cough cough) that paid its C-level execs exorbitant amounts to *lose* it money on a grand scale.
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43rd annual conference? You've been doing it since 1972/73? Did you patent your time machine?;-)
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We've been virtual for years now, ourselves. When our office lease was up for renewal back in 2012, we didn't renew it, as no one was going to the office much. I was there only a few times a year, myself. Our servers are in the Cloud and image serving has been done that way for years, too. So, we're completely virtual. I just returned from a month in Brazil. We've had staff working in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, etc. Our staff's average tenure is 12 years and we are so familiar, we can finish each other's sentences.
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Speaking of hypocrisy, how about Mozilla's board? See http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-znM587FmEsQ/U0PBSUU5PPI/AAAAAAAAAxE/i1YKLM77uu4/s1600/mozilla.jpg
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I can see that this was a PR move, too (as an aside, why are you hiding yourself, "Anon"?). Good detective work, exposing Yagan's hypocrisy (his $500 donation to U.S. Congressman Chris Cannon in 2004, who is opposed to gay marriage, among other things). Now, I know that Yagan doesn't use javascript anywhere at Match, right? Right? My issue with the Left is that freedom of expression only works when it is for positions they support. When it is something they disagree with, well, we can't have hate-mongers and other ne'er-do-wells expressing themselves, now, can we? How do we spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y again?
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When the Left don't agree with your position, they use bully tactics and intimidation. But, if you oppose their positions, you are told to "get used to it". Shame on OKC.
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There's your next market, then :)
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Said, can you be any more partisan than with the PCRF? When are you featuring a charity that benefits poor Israeli children?
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...and you keep giving them PR here.
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Looking forward to it! If anyone wants to chat with me, pls email me: sam at christiancafe dot com.
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What legitimate dating site isn't already adhering to the guidelines laid out in these documents? And, if not, why not?
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So, we can assume, then, that GlobalPersonals.co.uk's profit in the last 12 months was only £2,078,900? That seems small for a company of its size :-)
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Good luck selling that domain for anywhere near that price. This site never got off the ground, e.g. from Nov 30, 2004: http://web.archive.org/web/20041130234355/http://www.christiandating.com/ Same page as they have now, 7.5 years later. So, no SE history, no links, nothing.
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Why thank you, Ross, for the compliment. Argentina's leaders do sabre rattle when trying to distract their populace, but it is more than that. They obsess about it constantly and have done so for 180 years or so. I just don't get it. As for Spain, they'd rather have Gibraltar, actually - they could care less about the Falklands:) I'm actually a Brit (by birth and heritage), as well as Cdn, but Northern Irish, not English - big difference (as I am sure my Scottish and esp. Welsh friends would agree). And, NI has its own share of problems - one of the reasons I am happy to have been reared in Canada! Life's too short for all these conflicts, I say.
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Ross, you touched on something in your first sentence that I think is at least tangentially relevant. I just got back from a month in Brazil. Can someone pls explain to this Canadian the absolute obsession Argentinians have with the Falklands? It went back and forth between the different powers of the day in the early 19th century and Britain ended up with it from around 1833 onwards. It is a barren hunk of rocks (with possibly oil of some kind found recently), yet Argentina has been obsessing over it for the past 180-odd years. There is nothing Argentinian about it, other than relative proximity geographically. It only has Brits on it and has had since the 1830's. None of them want alien sovereignty, esp. from a basket-case country that has nothing in common with them and that can't get its own act together - and is once again using this as a diversion tactic (as they did in 1982). Besides the useful Hollywood and rock star idiots chiming in (think: Sean Penn and Roger Waters), why don't the Argentinians actually do something positive, like get their economy in order, and let this obsession go? The entire nation needs counselling - as I have made the case here and elsewhere for our friend Fernando. Please. We beg of you.
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