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Thread.com a NO Sign-up Dating Site

Unlike other online dating sites that require any user to sign up and create their own profile, Thread.com is an interesting business concept that...

 

Unlike other online dating sites that require any user to sign up and create their own profile, Thread.com is an interesting business concept that rides on Facebook to meet and match friends of friends.

As their official site says “Signup is a snap – just login with Facebook. Search your friends’ friends, ask mutual friends for info, and send Facebook messages. Or play matchmaker by suggesting matches to your friends.”

How it Works

Thread.com in less than a minute from Thread.com on Vimeo.

The rationale is this new dating site is quite simple. And while it’s a clever business idea, it does carry some risks. The article in CNN Money described it best:

Facebook already has all the raw ingredients of the largest dating site in the world. More than 400 million people worldwide have profiles. And since Thread relies on users’ pre-existing profiles, rather than asking them to create new ones, it takes less effort to get started than most online dating outlets.

Along with the perks, Thread’s close ties to Facebook bring a few risks.

“If Facebook decides to do something, Thread must follow along, and in one fell swoop it could take their bottom line with it,” says Mark Brooks, an Internet dating industry consultant based in New York City. Facebook is already at the center of a firestorm over privacy issues, thanks in part to the site’s changing policies on sharing user data with external sites including Pandora, Yelp and Microsoft Docs.