Welcome to this week’s post.

A couple of members posted a question out of legitimate concern.

It seems a leading Arabic Dating site is advertising on Israeli newspapers and the concern/question was if we would ever follow in the same footsteps.

To be honest, I was surprised when I have heared this. So I did my own checking and sure enough, there it was.  I am not going to get drawn into political debate here, as there are other forums for it. But I will address this concern/question from a marketing point of view.

Some will say WHAAAAT!! And others will say What’s the big deal.

If it is not a big deal then this topic will be not relevant. However, if you are one of those that care where their money goes, then perhaps you should read on.

Our members demographic is the Arabic community, so naturally using Arabic media outlet will be the way to go. So  why on earth would an Arabic dating website advertise on Israeli newspapers??

I am not sure .. and it makes no sense to me but then a lot of things make no sense to me!

So to answer the question, NO we have no intentions of ever advertising in Israeli newspapers, EVER!

Going back to my first post, this community is made by Arabs for Arabs.

Pure and simple.


5 Responses to Israeli media and Arab dating – Friday 26th March

  1. Kamal
    Mar 29, 2010

    This news to me! I assume you are not going to give us the name of the offending sites?

  2. Khalid
    Mar 30, 2010

    Great! now even our love life they are messing with!

  3. Lebanese Prince
    Apr 02, 2010

    I am very curious WHO??? MEEN???

  4. Jameela
    Apr 03, 2010

    I know who you are talking about ..
    Lebanese Princes use google! lol

    As a Palestinian, I will never join a site that openly advertises on Israeili media. It means my money is going to that media!

    We have become a cash cow as you have mentioned in aother post and just about anyone from everywhere is setting up an arabic dating site.

    It is sad. I think before doing anymore online business, we need to see who is getting our hard earned money.

    Thank you for a great post.

  5. Kareem
    May 09, 2010

    It is just disgusting how some of these websites claim to be arabic then go right ahead and advterise on israeli newspaper. I never liked that site anyway.

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