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45 Innovations in Dating

From Skype Speed-Dating to Dating by Scent

— July 24, 2009 — Lifestyle
The dating game is a tough one to play, but these innovations aim to make it easier. From Skype speed-dating to dating based on scent, finding your true love is now literally a click, sniff and stare away.

Check out the dating innovations in the slideshow below to read about these and more.

Implications - Mainstream culture has collectively embraced individuality, and single consumers are increasingly looking for ways to meet like-minded individuals. Businesses have responded by creating niche dating services to enable this connection. To capitalize on this opportunity, companies must identify niche subcultures or interest groups and create dating services that cater to individuals within this focused target market.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Social Reality Weddings
Social Reality Weddings
From Online Dating to the 'Married on MySpace' Show
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42
Beating Up Children to Get Dates
Beating Up Children to Get Dates
Odd Viral Encourages Fake Violence Against Kids
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41
Online Dating TV Channels
Online Dating TV Channels
Match.com Teams up With BT Vision for Unusual Show
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40
Dating Shows for Average Folks
Dating Shows for Average Folks
‘More to Love' Reality Series Features Everyday Singles
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39
Recession-Proof Romance
Recession-Proof Romance
Online Dating Websites Not Affected By Troubled Economy
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38
Online Dating Stats as Art
Online Dating Stats as Art
I Want You To Want Me
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37
Virtual Babies
Virtual Babies
YOUAND.ME Dating Site Lets Users Create Digital Offspring
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36
Romantic Web Comedies
Romantic Web Comedies
MERRIme.com is All About Troubles of Online Dating
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35
NYC Helps Man Find Love at First Site
NYC Helps Man Find Love at First Site
Spurs Intern Dating Contest
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34
Gay Equality on Dating Sites
Gay Equality on Dating Sites
eHarmony Required to Match Same-Sex Couples
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33
BiHybrid Dating Combines Web & Reality
BiHybrid Dating Combines Web & Reality
OneKeyAway Matchmaking Site
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32
Dating by DNA
Dating by DNA
GenePartner.com
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31
Diesel Lets You Date a Model
Diesel Lets You Date a Model
Controversial Diesel Dating Campaign
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30
Online Dating 2.0
Online Dating 2.0
Next-Gen Social Networking Makes Matchmaking Simple
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29
Web Dating For Orangutans
Web Dating For Orangutans
Netherlands Zoo Sets Up Webcams For Long-Distance Love
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28
Text Messaging + Dating Go Hand-in-Hand
Text Messaging + Dating Go Hand-in-Hand
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27
Dating for Eco-Sexuals
Dating for Eco-Sexuals
EthicalSingles.com
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26
Milk Carton Dating
Milk Carton Dating
Welsh Farmers Put Their Mugs on Their Jugs
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25
Dating Trends for Singles
Dating Trends for Singles
From Innovative to Bizarre
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24
Sexy 'Bluetoothing' Hoax Turns into Casual Dating (Sex?) Frenzy
Sexy 'Bluetoothing' Hoax Turns into Casual Dating (Sex?) Frenzy
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23
Niche Dating Sites
Niche Dating Sites
Greensingles.com For Tree Huggers
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22
Mobile Dating
Mobile Dating
Get a Text When a Compatible Match is Nearby
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21
Morbid Dating Services
Morbid Dating Services
Till-Death-Do-Us-Part.com is for Terminally Ill Singles
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20
Online Dating Beauty Upgrades
Online Dating Beauty Upgrades
Neu.de Campaign
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19
Inclusive Dating Site
Inclusive Dating Site
Club462 Members Share About STDs, Sexual Orientation
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18
Skype Speed-Dating
Skype Speed-Dating
Skyecandy Aims to Revolutionize the Online Dating World
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17
Songs About Online Dating
Songs About Online Dating
Craigslistlieder by Gabriel Kahane
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16
Silent Speed Dating
Silent Speed Dating
Eye Gazing Parties Let SF Locals Find Love at First Sight
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15
Hip Hop Dating Parodies
Hip Hop Dating Parodies
LL Cool J for Old Spice Swagger
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14
Zombie Online Dating
Zombie Online Dating
Proving The Apocalypse Doesn't Have To Be Lonely
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13
Online Dating for Dogs
Online Dating for Dogs
Puppy Love Gets Digital
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12
Rocker Reality Stars
Rocker Reality Stars
6 Gauge Smells A 'Daisy of Love' in Yet Another Dating Show
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11
Shyno
Shyno
T-Shirts For SMS Dating
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10
Safe Talk
Safe Talk
a Temporary Phone Number For Dating
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9
HotEnough.org
HotEnough.org
An Above Average Dating Site For Hotties Only
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8
Dating Unicorns
Dating Unicorns
“Mingle” Online Dating Campaign
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7
Dating Sites For Cheaters
Dating Sites For Cheaters
'The Ashley Madison Agency' For Married People
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6
Dating by Scent
Dating by Scent
Basisnote.com Matches Partners by Body Odour Compatibility
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5
Digital Dating Bracelet
Digital Dating Bracelet
Electronic Wrist Piece Claims to Find your Soulmate
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4
Dating By Diet
Dating By Diet
Vegans Shun Sex With Animal Eaters
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3
NZDating Buses
NZDating Buses
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2
Hooking Up 2.0
Hooking Up 2.0
From San Francisco's Silent Speed Dating to Burlesque for Boys (THTV)
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1
Bisexual Dating Shows
Bisexual Dating Shows
Ikki Twins In MTV's 'A Double Shot at Love'
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