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Angela, who asked that her last name be withheld, has been dating online for years.
But she never imagined her profile was for sale on the open market, or that it now appears on Meet Girls Guys.com, which she never signed up for. ” she said, adding that she lives in Texas, not Alabama, and the photo is at least seven years old.
“I talk to dating startups a couple times a week,” Mr. “Everyone wants to talk about the cold database problem.”A close cousin to the profile seller is the “white label” dating service. White label databases are often used to pre-populate niche sites.
With services like Dating Factory, White Label Dating or World Dating Partners, you can tap into a large database, slap your logo on top, and advertise that you have hundreds of thousands of members.
One site owner referred to these practices as “black hat dating.”“There is a lot of tricky stuff that people do out there that most people don’t know about,” said David Evans, who started the profile editing service Profile Doctor in 2002 and now writes the blog Online Dating Insider and consults for dating startups.
The industry has been dominated by a few giants for about a decade: e Harmony and Match.com, which each claim 20 million members.
“High quality Gays adult dating profiles for sale with multiplay photos located in USA, United Kingdom, Canada and other countries,” the offer states.
At the time of writing, Sale Dating Profiles was having a 75-percent-off spring sale.
Betabeat emailed 208 men and women whose profiles are being sold on Sale Dating Profiles. Only five people responded, none of whom knew their profiles were for sale.
But since daters tend to find out about this practice when they get a message from someone who’s interested, the transgression is often forgiven.
World Dating Partners, an 11-year-old service based in the U.
Details of the security breach were reported by the U. One of the largest dating websites, Adult Friend Finder bills itself as a place to "hookup, find sex or meet someone hot now" and has over 64 million members worldwide.
The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.