Fresh online dating
With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, Ok Cupid and countless others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.
Croxon was on CBC's Dragons' Den from 2011 to 2014, and currently invests in digital startups through another company he co-founded, Round 13 Capital.The company says it controls more than 45 brands, including and Tinder, but it doesn't disclose a complete list of all of them.Still, its well-known brands have been part of the Canadian landscape for years. Chris Bennett worked in downtown Toronto, but he used to live outside of the city.Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things, but a major factor is time.
"It's a sign of a very mature market," said Bruce Croxon, a former panelist on CBC's Dragons' Den, but also one of the co-founders of Lavalife.