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Online dating is now a 1 billion dollar industry and very diversify

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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:41 AM
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Online Dating's Most Unusual Web Sites

It seems that Americans are so busy now a days to find a suitable partner on their own, so now with so much dependency in the net people are relying on online sites to find their dream date.

But beside the obvious names that we see in advertisement is also many other sites that only through searches you can find.

This is a list of the sites per individual needs.

www.cnbc.com...

Daily Diapers is a web site for "adult babies" looking for nurturing (warn this site you have to find on your own as is for adults only)

"Date Me, Date My Pet", which seeks to bring pet lovers together.

Farmers Only boasts 100 marriages among like-minded farm folks, because "city folks just don't get it".

The home page for Vampire Personals, "available to all members of the Vampire Community.

Poker Faces, for poker players with lying faces who want to meet other people with lying faces. I call that regular dating.

Woman Behind Bars,

STD Friends

"Date a Little", which is for dating little people.

Tall Friends, for dating tall people,

Obese Dating.

No Longer Lonely. "We are a welcoming community that understands the trials and pitfalls of managing a mental illness," the site says. "Find friends or seek romantic relationships knowing that everyone on this site has some form of mental illness."

I guess is something for everybody, out there in the net.




posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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I have worked with computers for years now and it is good to see the many uses for them today.

The first computer I worked with didn't even have a keyboard, and was programmed using switches on it's console to load each instruction code or you could really speed things up and use paper tape !


As far as online dating goes.

It's a numbers game. Which is what the internet provides you with a greater number of potential candidates for dating.

It makes sense, if people feel very strongly about something then why not find someone else who you can share that common interest or belief with ?

I feel that that is the fundamental workings of any "Relationship" and that is the ability to share something that both parties can have fun and laughter or good conversations and nice memories together.

Much of that has been lost in relationships and most likely why we have so many failed relationships today.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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I guess is a lot of money to be make with on line dating, I mean 1 billion industry and about to get bigger.

While I am familiar with the most common places for dating that are mostly advertised in TV I had no idea that is many, many more sites that offer preferences only.

I thing this very interesting, I browse the sites (minus the diaper one) and they look pretty nice.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:44 AM
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the only site i even remotely use on a monthly-regular basis is :

www.plentyoffish.com...

its the only really 'free' site out there...ALL the others have layers of communication levels... like one will get a free membership but you can't text, message, or IM chat with anyone unless you buy into some expensive 'level' of contact... (from $20-$50 per month for some level of connecting to other members
its all designed for ripping you off.....


i'd say 70% of all the 'alerts' on receives that 'somebody' viewed-your-profile ~or~ 'somebody' sent you a message (which members cannot read unless they purchased a Silver-Gold-Platinum connection plan!


the 'somebody' will turn out to be one of the sites bevy of 'models' that are paid to generate membership activity/upgraded services/ responses...


i kindly ask youse not to swamp the POF site for membership, just have a look around, and compare to all those soft porn sites that are euphemistically called 'dating'



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:07 AM
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I tried a couple sites.
Plenty of fish was the main one.
Won't tell you how bad that turned out.
I learned my lesson BIG TIME about online stuff.
I found somebody in reality who fits me to a "T".
It's too easy to lie, and manipulate people over a website.
Even if you meet them in person, the lies can continue for awhile.
Many people get their kicks out of this kind of thing. It's like a sport to them.
And it's men and women alike.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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Well, something finally got me to stop lurking...

First of, PlentyOfFish is great if you like racism against whites. Only place, that I know of, that has a "No Caucasians" selection (only). Also, they tend to lie about being "free", but since they have hidden their forums there is no way for new members to see their shady practices (forums.plentyoffish.com) There is the forums for the PoF, take a look at the 1984 attitude that place has. Not to mention you HAVE to tell them your personal data or they "screw" you on matches. (Check the forums!)

Now, onto the other site. Daily Diapers. I am also an Infantilist (Technical name for an "Adult Baby") Daily Diapers is not a "proper" example to be using for the success rate of "AB" dating sites. I would suggest DiaperSpace well before DD. (Personal preference, in the end.)



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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While I know many people that successfully found a worthy mate on line, I wonder what is happening to our society and the old fashion, met the girls and go for a date.

I wonder why so many people seek online dating for their personal needs.

Is like the sites that offers online pleasures you never know who is the one at the other side of the line. . .



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:08 PM
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It does not surprise me that online dating is making so much money because sex sells.

Porn sites make a lot of money because sex sells, yet no matter how much time and money you spend on porn sites, porn sites will not lead to sex with someone other than yourself.

On the other hand, dating sites increase one's likelihood of having sex. Even if one goes to a "reputable" web site, there is still a good chance one can meet an actual person, go out on a date or a few dates, and have sex.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:10 PM
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I for one will never be doing these things.

Thankfully



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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reply to post by marg6043
 


Looks like the three amigos are in the wrong business, lol



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:13 PM
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Maybe they should open a dating forum for the singles in ATS.

With so much potential in the online business ATS could reap some of those million of dollars.


It could be call the conspirators online dating



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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Why can't people court the old fashioned way...by getting drunk in a bar.

While it is true people do not always live up to their online profile, this is nothing new to the dating scene. Those of us who were around before internet dating have many stories of guys and girls not living up to expectations.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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Exactly why would you trust anyone online?



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:21 PM
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People go into online dating because is safer for them, in todays society people are afraid of what "others" may think of them.

I believe online dating works for some.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by andy1033
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Exactly why would you trust anyone online?



As soon as you explain to me how a "person in a bar" is more trustworthy...

Honestly, I mean really people. I love it, I really do! "Yeah, meeting folks in a bar is way better than online! Who knows what you are getting into online!"

Think about that please!

Why does it matter HOW you meet a person? So I meet them online, then go to a bar for that drink. How is that different than just meeting them at the bar? I know!

1) It gives people an opportunity to create a business. (Online dating sites)
2) These sites help connect millions of folks, all the time. (Hence the article saying they are making some cash at it.)

I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes even MORE of a trend as time passes. It allows you to break-the-ice before meeting face-to-face. THAT is why these businesses are doing so well. As other poster(s) have pointed out, providing a service for relationship growth is always a good idea, even if it isn't good for you.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
While I know many people that successfully found a worthy mate on line, I wonder what is happening to our society and the old fashion, met the girls and go for a date.

I wonder why so many people seek online dating for their personal needs.

Is like the sites that offers online pleasures you never know who is the one at the other side of the line. . .



Well no one has any time nowadays. So everyone is searching for the most efficient way of doing everything.

Office romances are a big no no so really we don't have much free time anymore. Online dating must fill a gap.

I am just glad I am off the scene permanently.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by adigregorio

Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by marg6043
 


Exactly why would you trust anyone online?



As soon as you explain to me how a "person in a bar" is more trustworthy...


I am not saying anything, i have not played that game since i left school, so i do not trust people in real life or online. Your right to question people in real world too.

For me i am not interested in females, so i was glad, but anytime anyone ever came near me since school, and have virtually stopped them straight away.

I do not care if they are nice or not, i have had no interest in any of them, and i am glad today, and i will be like that till the day i die.

The internet has given people like me that do not want to have a partner a way to converse and i prefer it over normal what others do.

Yep but too right i have not trusted anyone since school to come near me in any situation, and your right to ask wtf the person is doing wanting to talk to you.

Me in real world i just give anyone the cold shoulder and i am glad i will till i die like i said.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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I did it a few years back, the online dating thing. I was living in London with so many people , but so hard to meet anyone. I went on about 6 dates and really enjoyed all of them. I slept with 3 and snogged 5 of the 6. So it was good clean honest fun.
The reason you go on these sites is because you havn't had sex for a while,so you go on a date add a few bottles of pinot grigio and away you go.

I never met the one, but met some really cool girls, just enjoyed the female company and a night out.

I think online dating provides a service for people in todays modern world. Dont knock it till youve tried it

[edit on 10-6-2010 by woodwardjnr]



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


Maybe they should open a dating forum for the singles in ATS.

With so much potential in the online business ATS could reap some of those million of dollars.


It could be call the conspirators online dating


LOL that's funny



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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If thats your thing its ok, but for a percentage of us humans we do not want to know.

But do not generalize that everyone here or on net wants to have sex or relationships, as i do not.




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