Spark Networks, owner of JDate and Christian Mingle, also closed 4 percent lower.Although analysts said Facebook's initial foray would not likely be a threat to established dating sites - some of which are highly specialized to cater to specific groups - its heft and deep pockets makes it a concern over the long term to the smaller companies.launching a dating service, many eyebrows were raised: after all, this is a company that is currently under fire around the world for the lax way in which it has handled users’ personal data." data-reactid="31"When announced on Tuesday that it was launching a dating service, many eyebrows were raised: after all, this is a company that is currently under fire around the world for the lax way in which it has handled users’ personal data.So it’s not much of a surprise to see Facebook’s newfound rivals--more established dating services--seize upon this fact.First to the plate: whacked Match’s stock by a whopping 22%.And in an email to Bloomberg, Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg leapt on the chance to highlight Facebook’s privacy woes." data-reactid="33"Facebook’s announcement whacked Match’s stock by a whopping 22%.One problem for Tinder is that their users can log in to their accounts using Facebook.That has been one way Tinder has assured that their users are real people, noted Morningstar analyst Ali Mogharabi."When you're a Facebook user, and over time you became aware of a comparable service, then it's less likely that you will go on to Tinder," Mogharabi noted.
“The first crew to make the trip will have the toughest time, they are on their own and the level of comfort will be very low.Asked whether he would volunteer for the one-way trip, Lansdorp, 40, who has two children aged two and four, says he would, before adding he was “completely unqualified” to be among the first crews.“I am too stubborn and impatient,” he admits, “and now I have children, I want to see them grow up, but maybe one day they would want to come with me.And in an email to Bloomberg, Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg leapt on the chance to highlight Facebook’s privacy woes.“We’re flattered that Facebook is coming into our space--and sees the global opportunity that we do,” she said.“We’re surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory.”Match owner IAC/Inter Active Corp (stock down over 17% on the announcement) also waded in, with CEO Joey Levin saying Facebook’s new dating product “could be great for U. The details of Facebook’s new service are scanty for now, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees at the firm’s F8 conference that it would be for “long-term relationships” rather than “hook-ups.” The service will only be usable by Facebook users who list themselves as single, and it was, he said, “designed..privacy from the beginning.”stalking women online by using their privileged access to the company’s systems.
The company has reportedly fired the employee." data-reactid="37"Apart from its proximity to the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook’s announcement came just after someone alleged that a Facebook employee had been stalking women online by using their privileged access to the company’s systems.