The CEO of Match.com sees the current state of online dating as only the beginning. Right now only about 3 million of 92 million Americans currently pay for online dating and that is the highest penetration on Earth.
According to a survey of Western Europeans, English men are the least happy about being single. The study showed that UK women could stand singlehood more. They are also emerging independent sentiment among surveyed women. And it could count for some of what ails single men.
When my friend Meredith decided to join JDate, the biggest online Jewish dating network, I encouraged her participation, but I didn't follow suit. The idea of uploading flattering photos, filling out mile-long surveys, and presenting the well thought-out, wittier version of myself had no part in my lackadaisical lifestyle. The notion of engaging in cheeky e-banter and phone calls exhausted me; I had no idea how I would have any energy left to set up dates and subsequently go on them. Besides, I had a boyfriend.
According to a study being conducted at the University of Manitoba, Canadian women are both excited and turned off by online dating. It turns out that a lot of the bad parts of regular dating are unavoidable.
Some older folks are looking to get back into the dating game. But how? They need a safe and convenient place to do it. Where though? Yep, seniors speed dating. These oldsters are going to learn why some other oldster is awesome in 3 minutes or less.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Match.com wants to get in on some of the Facebook action. They are debuting new features that will allow Facebookers to meet up and keep track of Match.com dating enthusiasts. This meeting of new media and newer media may be a little uncomfortable for the younger crowd, we'll see.
From Channel News Asia By Wong Siew Ying SINGAPORE: The Social Development Unit (SDU) aims to have 30 dating agencies accredited in Singapore by 2010, and industry players said this will then pave the way for an association of matchmaking companies to be formed. Five dating agencies are set to undergo training in December to prepare to be accredited, and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) said more will be done to help level up these companies. Tango’s Take
Some people want to be in a relationship but just don't want to engage in the sex part. Sometimes there are physical complications and sometimes the reasons are emotional. A new British dating site caters to this asexual crowd that want love and companionship, but no sex.
They were expecting to meet a men fitting their profile but ended up on a series of bizarre dates. Who's to blame? The plaintiffs think they should be compensated for their wasted time and dashed expectations.
From The Houston Chronicle By Alexis Grant Women who date online are likely to take precautions to protect their personal safety when first meeting a man face-to-face, but often are much less careful about protecting their sexual health once that encounter moves to the next level, a Houston-based study has found. While the women who were surveyed went to great lengths to screen online acquaintances before meeting them, nearly a third reported having sex on the first date and three-quarters of those said they did not use condoms, according to the study by The University of Texas School of Public Health. Those behaviors reflect a "virtual intimacy" the women developed with men online before meeting them in person, said the study's author, Paige Padgett. Tango’s Take