Chicago's own entertainment triple threat Steve Harvey has joined the folks behind to launch a new marriage-minded dating site."Women want to date with the goal that it turns into a relationship," Harvey told me Wednesday."It kind of breaks my heart when I have women on my show who've been on 50, 100 dates.Something's not right if you have to go out with 100 people." Delightful, which goes live today, is aimed at helping singles "find love and keep love," said Harvey, who will host video chats, write blog posts and participate in question-and-answer sessions on the site."We're going to help women get themselves out of the hunting game," he says.
"Steve helps people all the time find relationships.
To take his power and his outlook on relationships and his views on love and combine that with the technology and algorithms that we know to work creates a powerful new category."Still, Delightful joins a crowded field, including e Harmony, whose stated mission is fostering long-term relationships.
What, I asked Yagan, really sets it apart from its dating site peers?
"If you think about Tinder and Match and Ok Cupid, a huge part of dating products is the audience they attract," he said.
"It's like choosing which bar to go to; different bars all sell the same alcohol at the end of the day."So if Tinder is the bar where people go to hook up, Delightful is the bar where people go to settle down."The L word has really been the third rail in the world of online dating," Yagan said.
"There's a belief that there's a segment for whom that word is very scary and intimidating, so a lot of brands don't embrace it.
Update 5: Plenty Of Fish Update - 6 Billion Pageviews And 32 Billion Images A Month Update 4: Jeff Atwood costs out Markus' scale up approach against a scale out approach and finds scale up wanting.
The discussion in the comments is as interesting as the article.
My guess is Markus doesn't want to rewrite his software to work across a scale out cluster so even if it's more expensive scale up works better for his needs.
Update 3: POF now has 200 million images and serves 10,000 images served per second.
They'll be moving to a 250,000 IOPS Ram San to handle the load.