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Online Dating Is A Powerful Medium

Mar 20, 2008
We are currently living in the golden age of online dating. Recent studies have proven that online dating is more about game theory than it is about looks. There are many people who are not embarrassed about online dating or "shopping for a date" as it's referred by many people in society today.

Online dating is a medium which allows users to be anonymous, while communicating through the use of email, instant messaging, and blogs. The comfort most people feel while corresponding through the dating sites have combined to make online dating an acceptable means of meeting their ideal partner. Meeting people online isn't much different from meeting people in person at social gatherings. There are many people who have met their soul-mates through the medium we know as online dating.

There are probably lots of potential dating partners to be found online, if that's what you are looking for. However, many people still have their doubts as to how well the online market will work in matching people up. Consider this, when your options are limited to getting set up to go on blind dates by your friends, going out to bars, or parties in hopes of getting drunk and knocking over someone with a pulse. It is clear why looking for a date online has been embraced by so many people throughout the globe.

Many dating sites are constantly adding new features to their site in an effort to make your online dating experience more worthwhile. A report done in 2003 stated that as many as 40 million Americans had visited an online dating site, another report stated that industry revenue reached $516 million in 2005. But after years of rapid growth, the market grew only 9 percent in the last accounting, there has been a decline in the growth of the general dating sites. However, this decline occurred as we all witnessed the introduction of the niche dating sites.

The niche dating sites cater to a specific group of people such as people who enjoy working out, vegetarians, wealthy people, and some dating sites will even cater to people of a specific religion.
If you are interested in joining an online dating site, you should not limit yourself certain sites just because you have seen them advertised on TV. Currently there are many successful niche, dating sites outside of the more popular services we all know about.
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