Unlike casual daters, the theory goes, they are willing to pay more for special features including personality tests and cordoned off areas for people seeking only a long-term romance.
Revenue for the online personals industry is expected to increase 9 percent this year to 6 million, compared with a 19 percent jump a year earlier, according to a report released last week by Jupiter Research. Online personals are intended to make finding a mate easier than in the offline world of bars, blind dates and matchmaking services.
"A lot of services said, 'Hey, put in your , pull the handle and get your partner,' " said Joe Cohen, chief operating officer for Match.com, a leading online personals site. "People were turned off because expectations were raised so high," he added.
No one wants the commitment of a real relationship, but they don't want to be alone either. I'm not saying that these dates need to be extravagant or meticulously planned out. If you think the person you sit next to in calculus is cute, ask them to study sometime.
ISBN-13: 978-1461141105 and ISBN-10: 1461141109 The books contains cartoons, profiles, and the dialogue that happened between the women and M. Because I work professionally in the Internet technology industry, using online dating and matching services came very easily to me or, at least it was natural, but it was also exhausting. Imagine that, and youll be right there with me because that is what I went through in just one years time." "I officially re-ignited my online romance adventure in December 2004.
Online dating then was much better than what I had experienced six years earlier, when I had just tried it once.
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