New On-the-Go Native Apps Give Singles Ability to Find Love Anytime, Anywhere
LOS ANGELES (July 9, 2013) – ChristianMingle®.com, the largest and fastest growing online community for Christian singles, and JDate®.com, which is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other online dating sites combined, announced today two new mobile apps designed for daters to use anytime, anywhere: ChristianMingle’s Quick View app and JDate’s JPix app.
ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix are each free and easy-to-use, offering singles real-time, quick access to browse and connect on ChristianMingle and JDate in fun, easy and efficient ways. Unlike most other mobile apps offered by online dating sites, ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix have been specifically designed to optimize the on-the-go experience with a made-for-mobile custom build, allowing members to swipe through profile photos, read member profiles, “favorite” potential matches and easily send smiles or flirts, without having to be in front of their desktops or notebooks. Both apps are live and available for Android devices via the Google Play Store (ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix) and for Apple devices in Apple’s App Store (ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix).
“Mobile logins to our ChristianMingle and JDate mobile web experiences grew by more than 60% in the first quarter. We created ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix to further empower singles by giving them convenient, new ways to spark meaningful connections any place, any time,” said Greg Liberman, CEO of Spark Networks, the company that owns and operates both ChristianMingle and JDate. “Singles today are always connected through their mobile devices and now, through these new apps, our members can more easily engage with our communities regardless of whether they have just seconds or hours of time to do so.”
ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix mark the first of several new mobile-focused initiatives to be executed by ChristianMingle and JDate. To further delve into the impact of mobile on dating and relationships, the brands pioneered a mobile-focused consumer research study to better understand the attitudes, needs and wants of today’s singles. The study results will not only help drive ChristianMingle and JDate product development, but also reveal interesting insights around the true impact mobile technology has had, and continues to have, on dating and relationships.
“Our mobile research, which includes both qualitative and quantitative components, confirmed a lot of what we thought we already knew, but also revealed several interesting insights about how mobile technology has profoundly changed dating and relationship norms,” Liberman added. “While we continue to grow our member and subscriber bases through our more traditional channels, mobile will become an increasingly more powerful tool for us to leverage to ignite relationships, create families and build communities.”
Please visit Google Play Store to download the ChristianMingle Quick View app and JDate’s JPix app or visit iTunes App Store to download ChristianMingle Quick View and JPix. For additional information about the ChristianMingle and JDate communities, please visit www.ChristianMingle.com or www.JDate.com.
ChristianMingle® (www.ChristianMingle.com) is the leading and fastest growing online community for Christian singles. In addition, ChristianMingle is a part of Gospel Media Group™, a premier network of online resources which is also comprised of Believe.com® (www.believe.com), Faith.com™ (www.Faith.com), DailyBibleVerse.com™ (www.DailyBibleVerse.com) and ChristianCards.net™ (www.ChristianCards.net).
With more than 750,000 active members worldwide, JDate® (www.JDate.com, www.JDate.co.uk, www.JDate.co.il and www.JDate.fr) is the premier online community for Jewish singles. An iconic cornerstone of the Jewish community, JDate is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined.
About Spark Networks
Spark Networks®, Inc.’s (www.spark.net) mission is to create iconic, niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve. Spark Networks’ portfolio of consumer websites is anchored by ChristianMingle and JDate, and also includes, among others, BlackSingles.com® (www.BlackSingles.com) and SilverSingles®.com (www.SilverSingles.com). Spark Networks’ shares trade on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol “LOV” (NYSE MKT: LOV).
Mira Yellin: 310-578-7050