Tickle is a
leading interpersonal media company,
providing self-discovery, and social
networking services to more than 14
million active members in its community
worldwide. Formerly known as Emode.com,
Tickle was founded on the belief that
personal insight and connections to
others could be both scientific and fun.
Tickle was founded in 1999 as
Emode.com by CEO James Currier. Currier envisioned
how the Internet could be used to help people learn
more about themselves and better connect with others
in a mutually beneficial environment based on trust
and respect. The company employs more than 50 people
and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
In collaboration with leading
psychology and marketing experts from Harvard, Yale,
Duke, Northeastern, Washington University in St.
Louis, SUNY at Albany, and The University of Kansas,
Tickle was the first company to combine consumer
insight with state-of-the-art digital technology to
generate personality reports. The company offers
more than 200 tests (more than 60 of which are
PhD-certified) and is the leading provider of online
Tickle launched the Tickle
Social Network in October 2003, which claims to
be the first social networking product to deliver
deep user profiles that go beyond basic demographic
data to include group affiliations, career history,
and personality traits.
Tickle was bought by Monster
Worldwide in May 2004 and is now part of the overall
Love Happens - How It
says that Love Happens is the world's largest online
introductions network, where we all work together to
help each other find love. It's not a dating
site—it's a community-and a new way to meet and
introduce people. The company claims that this is
more than a
matchmaking site. On traditional dating
sites people browse pictures and profiles of
strangers, sending someone a message, and hope they
turn out to be nice, or are at least normal. Love
Happens was created so we're all part of something
bigger. It's deeper and more connected to
reality than online dating sites. And most of the
people on Love Happens have been invited by friends,
or have friends on the site, which means you
probably already know people here.
Not just for
singles... Thousands of people on Love
Happens are just here to help-they're married or in
a committed relationship. They're here to write
stories about their friends, to introduce people,
and to be part of creating love in the world.
There are two ways to use the site, as a "helper"
and a "looker". As a helper, you invite your
friends (single & married) to help your single
friends meet people, you write stories for friends,
and you introduce single friends. This is free of
charge.When you invite friends to join they can
email each other free for one week.