Need new friends? Social network Badoo will help — now 150M strong

While Facebook has focused on keeping in touch with the boring minutia of your current friends’ lives, social networking competitor Badoo has taken the opposite approach as a platform to make new friends. Badoo announced this morning that it will reach 150 million users today, right on the heels of its U.S. launch in March.

A daily dating deal? Say hello to Coffee Meets Bagel

Tired of the pithy online dating profiles, messaging systems, quick match games, “algorithmic matching,” and rating random people you’ve never met in real life? Take a big sip of Coffee Meets Bagel, the newest refreshing online dating play, which launched this week in New York City.

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Shaker founders swear it’s not a dating app on Facebook

Shaker, a Facebook application that drops you into a virtual environment where you can interact with other Facebook users, is not a dating app. Never mind you can strike up a conversation with that cute guy or girl your friend knows. Never mind that you can dance on a bar. Never mind that you can buy other users drinks.

Groupon’s next big challenge: Making babies

Just in case getting coupons for big discounts hasn’t won you over to group buying site Groupon, chief executive Andrew Mason announced some extra incentive today: The company is offering to send your kid to college.

One million singles sign up for Skout dating app

Feel like there are no singles out there? Have no fear. Skout, the location-based dating app, now boasts one million registered users in its service. Summer seems to be the time when people are looking for love, as Skout says more than 200,000 users signed up in the month of June, breaking the one-million mark.