Type of site
|Online dating service / social networking service|
|Available in||English, French, Italian, German, Spanish|
|Alexa rank||51,138 (Global, April 2017)|
|Launched||1 December 2009|
Gleeden is a French online dating community and social networking service primarily marketed to women, specifically those who are already in a relationship. In 2009, the site was launched in France. More than 65% of users reside in the European Union. The company serves as a secure dating service open to all genders and to practitioners of all lifestyles.
Gleeden's membership service is free for women to use. The name of the site is a portmanteau of “Glee” and “Eden” (referring to the biblical “Garden of Eden”).
Gleeden’s dating service was founded in September 2010. The site was officially launched in Europe in December 2009. Gleeden is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. In 2010, Gleeden opened to the public in Australia and New Zealand. It is a brand of Blackdivine Group.
Gleeden.com is available in 159 countries.
As of 2017, Gleeden.com's faculty are all women. Women are empowered to participate in discreet encounters.
Gleeden’s community is open to adults of all relationship statuses (married, separated, divorced, co-habitating, single) and sexual orientations (heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual). Gleeden is primarily marketed to married men and women. The age of the average Gleeden member ranges from 25 to 45 years old, and the majority of its members have completed more than 18 years of education.
Gleeden’s business model is based on a system of credits rather than monthly subscriptions as opposed to EHarmony or Meetic. A subscriber can purchase credit packs in order to communicate with other members. Members pay a one-time fee of 2-3 credits to participate in an email or chat conversation with another member. Any follow-up messages in a thread are free. Private messages, chats, and credit packs do not expire. The average subscriber has £40 (US$44) worth of credits in his or her account at any given time. Members get in contact with each other via chat or private messages. Members can send each other virtual gifts, which are sorted by type and price. Although the moderation policy can be strict  Gleeden members can keep private photos in a separate photo album, or “private book”, which can be viewed with the permission of the member who owns the album.
Since its launch, Gleeden has received criticism for allowing married members. The site has been severely criticized for allowing married people to identify their status and interests on their profile.
As stated by Gleeden, “In an age where divorce is 40-60% among newlyweds and 33% among those married for 10 years, many times extramarital affairs can intervene as therapy for a couple. Gleeden is a facilitator of confidence where married couples can disregard the taboo and explore their desires safely.”
Gleeden refers to the network as a divorce alternative.
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