Last year in 2016, we experienced what a few digital content managers have described as a ‘content shock’ – a kind of kneejerk reaction to a message that was repeatedly bounced off the walls in most PR and marketing departments in years prior – “we’re not producing enough content”.Well, it seems as though that message was received loud and clear, with a 36% growth in brand stories Yo Y since 2015.Over the past six months, I've watched the quality of performance and profiles degrade, and now conclude that online dating site has jumped the shark.Several basic features that worked only a few weeks ago have simply stopped functioning, at least in my quite typical paid account. Earlier in 2009, Match seemed somewhat better than its corporate sister, the then badly broken (doesn't work much better, though the interface was cleaned up slightly after that review.) I'm astonished that dating sites remain this FUBAR, given all the money they take in. I'll repeat essentially the same caveats I wrote about Chemistry, as they apply to dating sites, broadly.We have a fine heritage of successful match-making having launched the original, award-winning 'Farmer Wants a Wife' initiative back in 1999.Since then, through the series in the magazine and the BAFTA nominated TV show, we have been bringing together happy couples across the country.I strongly suspect they'd have been just as successful by throwing a dart at phone book!
Dating can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are dating later in life and our aim is to make it as straightforward as possible in a secure environment.This week, both Hinge and Zoosk’s Lively are rolling out support for video, each in their own way.Hinge, for example, will now allow users to augment their user profiles on the service with video.Officials with Maple Match did not immediately respond to arequest for comment, but Chief Executive Joe Goldman told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp that more than 10,000 singles andabout 2,500 Canadians had signed up for the website's waitinglist as of Tuesday morning. Bush's 2000election and 2004 re-election – other moments when liberal Americans pledged to move to Canada in protest – suggests fewfollowed up on their promises.For over 16 years Country Living Magazine has been bringing together people of all ages to share their love of the countryside.