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The gay dating market has changed considerably since Gaydar first launched in 1999 and this investment will ensure that we surpass expectations and lead from the front once again.” As part of the management changes, Gaydar founder Henry Badenhorst has left the company and the new management team, led by Trevor Martin, will include Charlie Parsons and Mark Speeks who will both join the Gaydar board of directors with immediate effect.
Charlie Parsons’ civil partner, Lord Alli, is one of the few openly gay Muslims in politics.
Along with Gary Frisch, his business and romantic partner, Badenhorst founded Gaydar in November 1999.
Frisch died in 2007 – he also fell to his death from the balcony of a building.
And despite becoming increasingly known as a hook-up tool – as well as a dating site – it broke into mainstream culture, attracting blue chip advertisers from Ford to American Express, such was the draw of the so-called pink pound.
It had its detractors – those who said it was responsible for encouraging a harsh shopping-list approach to sex.
Gaydar xxx.” Badenhorst and Frisch launched Gaydar in 1999‚ two years after moving to London. #Gaydar changed so many people’s lives‚ including my own‚ and it was intrinsic to helping me find my gay feet. “Henry Badenhorst gave me a way to communicate with other people like me when I thought I was a freak back in my teenage years!! There is no doubt‚ he revolutionised online dating and so much more.
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Henry’s passing and send our sincerest sympathies to Henry’s friends and family‚” Curtis tweeted.
The couple dreamed up the website after a gay friend of theirs had been complaining about how hard it was to find a boyfriend on existing online dating sites.
Rob Curtis, the current managing director of Gaydar, told Buzz Feed News: “Eighteen years ago, Henry and his partner Gary revolutionised the way that gay men meet, and in doing so created a safer environment for LGBT people everywhere.
At the peak of Gaydar’s success in the late '00s, it had more than 5 million subscribers.
The Independent on Sunday named Badenhorst the fourth most influential LGBT person in Britain in 2007.