“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.
They sell bulk packages of profiles that seem to include a fair number of actual singles alongside somewhat more questionable Russian beauties, Nigerian bankers and half-empty profiles, which sometimes sell for less than a dime a dozen.
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.
Online dating is a fast-growing industry, with current revenues estimated to run between $1.5 and $3 billion a year.
But every new dating site faces the same problem: finding souls to mate.
Neither is ethical, both pose privacy issues and are just bad ideas.
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