Behind the app is dating giant Match, which also owns other big names including match.com, OKCupid and Plenty of Fish – but there are plenty of start-ups hoping to charm singles and top the app store charts.
“Whatever competitors do, they will need to be cash rich and able to support the business to stand a chance of success,” says Paolo Pescatore, director of Multiplay and Media at CCS Insight.
Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast.
On 6 March 1957, it became the first sub-Saharan African nation to become independent of European colonisation.
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
“My friends advised me to go online and try to find someone to share my life with,” she says via Skype.
Firefly spent a lot of time on her profile, thinking she needed to be entirely honest and open if she hoped to really connect with someone.
It’s not uncommon for victims to lose tens of thousands of dollars.
Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.
Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century.
Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, 71.2% adhere to Christianity and 23.6% are Muslim.
Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles.