LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Want to win a one-to-one private video chat with Strikeforce mixed martial artist and WWE Wrestler, Daniel Puder? Start placing your bids now! DateBid (http://www.datebid.com), the webcam auction-style dating game on Facebook, today announced the company has partnered with Daniel Puder to give fans the opportunity to bid on a live, two-way webcam chat with the celebrity.
A new and exciting way to experience social dating, DateBid gives participants DateBid Play Money to bid on webcam date auctions with other members they find interesting. By enabling shared wall posts, players can let their friends join in the fun and see anonymous photos of other players who have sent flirts, interests, and other alerts. The platform has recently opened the doors for celebrities interested in raising donations to charities and causes important to them, paving the way for the DateBid platform to evolve as a crowdsourced application, for people who prefer using a social network to potentially meet someone desirable, rather than the random roll of a dice.
The DateBid auction is open and will end at 1pm on January 5, 2011 (PST). The winning bidder will have the opportunity to share a private, 10-minute, two-way video chat with Puder on January 6, 2011. Proceeds from the auction will be given to MyLife MyPower (http://www.mylifemypower.org/), a non-profit, national campaign aimed at educating and training teachers, parents, student victims and the media about the serious issue of bullying among children both online and in the real world. Started in 2010 by Puder, MyLife MyPower provides various programs that help combat bullying through self esteem, self empowerment, and body image.
"It doesn't look like I was bullied as a kid, but I was," said Daniel Puder. "I had learning disabilities, but through hard work and dedication, I am today an undefeated MMA fighter and won the $1 million Tough Enough on WWE. Bid for my Charity Auction on DateBid.com, and your winning amount will be donated to helping to stop childhood bullying, plus get a chance to meet me in person! I look forward to meeting the auction winner."
Getting started with DateBid is free and easy. Simply log in with a Facebook account at http://datebid.com/fb/ and receive your free $5,000 DateBid Play Money to use in the game (for first time users only). There are several ways to increase one's DateBid Play Money including inviting friends, uncovering Easter eggs throughout the site, selling webcam dates, or, if you're a die-hard fan, simply purchasing them using the secure Facebook Credits payment system.
"We are very excited to see DateBid continue to break the stereotype of its auction style, paid, two-way video chat service for meeting new people online," said Alex Yamane, Chief Technology Officer for DateBid Limited. "Real-life heroes like Daniel Puder prove that the social webcam game platform DateBid is building has the potential for broad appeal beyond online dating to spreading acts of positive social contribution."
DateBid is an auction-style, ice-breaker game for meeting new people that brings a unique blend of social gaming and online dating to social network platforms and mobile devices. DateBid is available now on Facebook (http://datebid.com/fb/) with more than 2.5 million profiles, and will soon be available on other social networks and mobile devices.
About DateBid Limited
DateBid Limited is a privately-held company, based in the U.K., that brings innovative social network entertainment to people online and on mobile devices. DateBid combines social gaming and online dating in an auction-style ice-breaker game for meeting new people. For more information about DateBid, please visit http://www.datebid.com.
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