I mentioned our our last blog post that we have a new service coming out that may surprise some of you, well that service in question is WAYN Dating (www.wayndating.com) and the service went live at 12pm GMT in the following countries:
US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Poland
We announced the launch earlier this week to our members in these countries and have been hosting a countdown ever since, with the first 5000 members that join being offered guaranteed free membership for the first 12 months, and the following 45,000 that join guaranteed free membership for the first 3 months, whilst we introduce more tweaks to the service.
The premise of the site is to provide match-making based on doing what you love with someone you’d love to do it with. We recently surveyed over 8,000 of our members and found that the large majority of them said that what attracted them most of others was sharing similar interests and lifestyle’s whilst at the same time, acknowledging that opposites attract and that people are interested in meeting people that are from different countries or nationalities also. As a result, we have decided to launch a dating service with a difference, where you can share your interests and passions with others and meet like-minded people, without having to go through all those complex psychometric tests to find your perfect match, as in actual fact, it’s more fun to meet people that are not quite the same as you.
WAYN users can create an account very easily by simply using WAYN Connect, which will import your personal details as well as any activity interests that you have already added on WAYN. That way, you can search for other people that match your preferences on WAYN Dating who share in the same interests as you.
Your preferences are highlighted on the homepage, as well as new members who have joined and who are on your Hotlist. It is very easy to add people to your Hotlist, which lets those you find of interest know that you like them. 😉 You can also find out when those you have added to your Hotlist are online, so that you can chat to them whilst they are around.
To find out more, go to www.wayndating.com and check out our live BETA. It takes a few seconds to register your account and a few minutes to build your profile. We’d love to hear what you think? A full press release is available below:
WAYN (Where Are You Now?) launches WAYN Dating in time for St. Valentine’s Day
WAYN – the world’s largest travel and lifestyle focused social networking community with over 15.4 million members globally, has surprised many by announcing that they will be launching a Dating service called WAYN Dating, which is due to go live at 12pm GMT on St Valentine’s Day.
WAYN Dating (http://wayndating.com) aims to match-make people from around the world based on what they love to do. Peter Ward, co-Founder and co-CEO of WAYN remarks: “This very much in line with WAYN’s new vision. WAYN is all about helping people realise their dreams, by meeting cool people to do fun stuff with, so it was a natural progression for us to consider launching a dating service that is tailored to helping singletons do what they love with someone they would love to do it with.”
WAYN Dating will be revealed at a pre-screening this Friday at a glamorous party in London’s only rooftop Private Members Club – the Kensington Roof Gardens in Kensington, which will be attended by some well known celebrities both old and new. Peter Ward and Jerome Touze, the two co-founders of WAYN and WAYN Dating, will be at the event to make a special announcement and mingle with a select group of friends from the tech and media industry as well as WAYN members from around the world.
The co-founders are staying tight-lipped about the new service in the meantime, which will aim to provide users worldwide with a successful matchmaking facility based on timing, place and desired activity; something that is already hinted on the WAYN Dating countdown page (http://wayndating.com)
Jerome Touze shared: “WAYN Dating will initially launch as a live BETA, with many unique and exciting features coming to the site in the near future. We’re aiming to create an aspirational service that builds on the core values of what WAYN is all about, but in a dating context. It should be a lot of fun!”
A recent Valentine’s survey conducted by the social network shows that from a sample of over 8,000 WAYN members (55% of which were single), 45% regarded shared interests and friendship as the most important criteria when looking for a partner. Also, almost half of those polled (46%) claimed that companionship, sharing similar interests and lifestyle were the most important considerations when looking for a relationship. Those without a sense of humor were seen as the biggest turn offs.