Flirtic, another Estonain company is flying high – they have raised funding from Almaz Capital, a Russian VC firm. It borrows a lot from social networks in terms of usability, but puts all this into an online dating context.
The size of the investment was not disclosed, but the money will be used to roll out the service into English and Russian speaking markets.
But here’s the thing about Internet dating in general and JDate in particular: People hate it. I tend to go for guys that say things like, “I want a woman who is independent and has her own interests,” which I’ve only recently understood to mean, “I only have time for women who are like that blow-up doll in .” I also tend to go out with guys who write “Communication is key,” to answer the question, “What I Learned From My Last Relationship”–an asinine category which should be re-titled, “What I Definitely Did rather than have a conversation about The Relationship and Where We Are Headed, the answer being, Nowhere and Fast.
To be fair: Men also have profound and reflective complaints about the females online: Namely, that women lie about their weight and age. That’s what people do on JDates: We talk about other JDates like we are at a family reunion and we are trying to catch up with cousins we haven’t seen in years.
Even though it’s more like we’re at tryouts for a freak show and trying to come up with the best or worst stories.
“Some people called it a prostitution ring, but that’s not true,” the 33-year-old says over a phone call from Copenhagen.Of the ones who pass, the most attractive pay the least for their membership, while those judged the least attractive pay the most (up to the £30 a year).When an article for a Danish website brought Secret Diamond Club to the public’s attention there three years ago, it was more shared and commented on than the same day’s news that the country’s Crown Princess had given birth to twins.She said: "I would have liked to have run a bit quicker but realistically I am getting very old."When I was a school girl dreaming of going to an Olympic Games I would never have imagined I'd be here having done five. "It does give me motivation to go on to next year, there's a carrot of it being at home again." Pavey, the 2014 European champion, had joked in the run-up to the race that when she heard in 2005 that London had won the bid to host the Olympics in 2012 she thought how sad it was that she would not be able to compete at a home Games.
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