Author, Online Dating and Netiquette Expert, CEO of Cyber-Dating Expert, Media Personality, and Author of the Bestseller, "The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online." This should be no surprise to singles and couples alike, as just about everyone knows someone who's met their significant other or spouse online.
At a Super Bowl party that I attended, two out of three couples met online; one on JDate, and another on Fitness Singles, both considered niche-dating sites.
The sites stood by their list of questions to help singles meet better matches, whether through math or science., where executives from several dating sites including Match.com, e Harmony, and Ok Cupid discussed the business of finding love online.
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Julie Spira is an online dating expert and founder of Cyber-Dating Expert.
Four and a half decades after they were hitched by an IBM mainframe, Michael and Mina Jo Linver are still married.
“That was the beginning of what turned out to be an incredible relationship for the rest of my life,” he said. “We like to say that opposites attract and then later on they attack.” Marriage-minded and straight-laced At e Harmony, Gonzaga said he focuses on appealing to the marriage-minded and the straight-laced.It was also the start of an industry designed to exploit a market: millions of singles eager – or desperate – to find a match. With some 1,500 sites claiming they can match your personality type, your genes – even your facial structure - to potential mates, no company touts a “formula for success” as much as e Harmony, which owns 15 percent of the market. “We’ve always focused on long-term relationships,” he said. But really, when it comes down to it, our desire to find someone to connect with, to find a long-term relationship is a very deep part of our psyche.” Long before the conversation turns to matrimony, finding your online match takes commitment.Punch cards and personal ads gave way to the first online dating sites, launched in the mid-90s. The company says the goal is to help you find someone - like you. Subscribers fill out a compatibility survey with hundreds of questions and pay as much as a month.She's the bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and coaches singles on the dating scene.Visit her at Cyber Dating and like her at Facebook.com/Cyber Dating Expert.Online dating’s Adam and Eve - Mina Jo Rosenbloom and Michael Linver found each other in 1965 with the help of a primitive computer dating program.