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Dating apps struggle to compete in a saturated market

Nov 14, 2023
Take Bumble. Its stock price started at around $70 a share when it went public in early 2021. It’s now around $14.
A lot of dating app users are "feeling swiped out," said Liesel Sharabi, a professor of communication at Arizona State.
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Wait, how much per swipe? Dating apps flirt with premium subscriptions.

Aug 30, 2023
Along with pricey upgrades, some apps are rolling out lower-cost options as they try to rake in more dollars from subscribers.
Grindr is among the apps that have started offering premium weekly memberships.
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COVID changes prompt dating apps to adapt

Aug 11, 2021
As the number of new users has flattened, dating app companies are creating game-like scenarios and events to keep people engaged while they look for potential partners.
The dating application Bumble. Dating apps have had to adapt to COVID changes.
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Making friends is tough. There's an industry that wants to help with that.

Jan 3, 2020
Apps, dating services, even matchmakers are trying to help adults find friends, for a price.