from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
With more ways than ever to bring singles together, we've come a long way since 1995.
International While love is universal, the way people meet, court and develop relationships is far from it.That's why offers different approaches and features unique to different cultures. Personals in Australia and North America, and for other strategic partners in many countries throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.I am an American that has lived and worked in London for just over four years as a literary agent.In the US I was very successful with men, but here it seems that though I have long dates that go on for hours with laughter, interesting conversation, and sometimes even a kiss, the men never want to see me again!I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
The names and contact information of all our members are kept confidential until the member personally decides to share the information with a potential match.
And to help ensure the integrity of our community, every profile and photo is screened by our Customer Care team for appropriateness before it's posted to the site.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?