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Online Dating

The Use of the Internet to Meet Partners

…Did Online Dating Really Kill Cupid?

  • In the 1700’s bachelors searched for wives through printed ads

  • Matrimonial agencies were a big business

    in Britain by the 18th century

  • Being single pass the age of 21 was

    considered shameful

  • Print ads were a last resort for men who

    advertised and women who read them

  • If a match was made, it was not talked

    about freely

  • Personal ads went mainstream in early

    20th century died off until the 1960’s

History and Background

The dating sites in Australia offer valid and useful services to singles on a search for their partner in this busy life. It's better to be clear with the sites rules and regulations before opting for a premium membership.

We can state in one sentence that such sites are true friends in the moment of crucial decision of choosing the right partner for your own self.

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  • By 1996 there were 16 dating websites listed in Yahoo

  • Yahoo was a directory at the time

  • The 1998 movie “You got mail”

    put a positive light on meeting people online

  • Online dating still thriving, Americans spent over $500 million on online dating in 2007

  • Expected to increase to $932 million in 2011

  • Online dating is the 2nd highest industry for paid content on the web

How Does it Work?

  • Science-based dating sites

  • Their Methods

    • DNA matchmaking

    • Sweaty t-shirt study

The Science Behind Matchmaking

  • 2 primary business models:

    • Subscription based

    • Free based

  • Subscription site fees vary from 16-50 dollars

  • Subscription sites use matchmaking service

  • 1 in 5 new relationships begin on a dating site

  • Subscription sites also allow users to browse by region, ethnicity, religion, body type, etc.

Online Dating Business Models

  • Subscription is free, with premium services offered at a cost

  • Made possible by online advertising

  • Free sites include

Business Models: Free-based

  • Affiliate marketing:

    • Advertising products and services, sharing the profits with the website

  • Selling of user’s personal data:

    • Sold to advertisers/marketing firms

  • Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter also accused of selling user’s data

Business Models: Free-based Cont.

  • 77% of our Population uses the Internet

  • News, Information, Research

  • Shopping

  • User Reviews

  • Social Networking

  • Entertainment

Impact of Internet

  • Busy Lives

  • Tired of Bar Scene

  • Expand your social circle

Why Choose Online Dating?

  • Gives you the ability to access thousands of profiles of future potential “matches”.

  • Your prospective love connections are not limited by the people you meet in your job, school, or social circle.

  • Trusted security measures are set up to retain your privacy and safety.

  • Your in charge of who you want to meet or talk to.

  • You make the decision whether to meet someone.

  • Online dating is reasonably affordable.

More reasons online dating services is on the rise:

  • Married couples who met online have an average courtship period of 18.5 months, and those who met offline courtship period last on average 42 months.

  • In the last year 17% of couples who married met on a dating site.

  • 1 in 5 singles have dated someone they met on a dating site.

  • 1 in 5 singles are currently in a committed relationship with someone they met on a dating site.

  • On average 10 percent of members pay for the dating service and stay for less than 3 months.


  • For singles who use dating sites, 33% form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up on dating online.

  • Singles who are more likely to use dating sites are ones who are more sociable and have high self-esteem. They also put more value in romantic relationships.

  • China - The number of singles who use online dating sites in China is expected to reach 140 million by 2010 (The US is only at 40 million).

Same Interests

Pros & Cons

  • Fraud

  • Security and Privacy

  • Stalking

  • Physical Assault

  • Identity Theft

  • Exposure to Offensive Material


  • Plan first dates in public areas

  • Make sure your friends know

    where you are on dates

  • Ask a lot of detailed questions

  • NEVER send money to someone online

  • Keep your information to a minimum

Play It Safe


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