So, that’s what we’ve boiled down to? After years of evolving from the bubbling swamps millennia hence, we go back to science to seek the answers to the one emotion that can elate or hurt more than any other: love.
From its shady beginnings, online dating has thrust to the fore, casting off the cloak of its shady past to become the preferred method of initiating contact of millions of hopeful singles around the globe.
The last count showed that ten percent of all Americans have registered with one type of dating site or another, be they teenagers reaching out for love for the first time or baby boomers willing to give the wild ride one last whizz around the tracks.
CNBC airing documentary Valentine’s week
CNBC are to air a documentary, the first showing of which will be on the 9th of February next year, which tries to discover why so many singletons have found this type of platform an invaluable resource when looking to find love offline online.
Extracting their data from the biggest names on the Internet in online dating to the niche dating sites, which can cater for special forces and emergency service members to the extremities of what ‘decent’ folk would consider legal, the show looks to highlight why people are reaching to their lap-tops instead of lap-dancers for their thrills.
Online dating is now a $3bn industry, c/w its own digital millionaires
When I entered the term ‘online dating’ into google after cleaning my cache to ensure that we were still on page one here at dating.org.uk I was amazed, as I always am, to see how many results are returned for that search term.
Yesterday, Google returned 13,900,000 results – that’s staggering. Whether those results stem from actual dating sites or dating community members expressing their experiences online is difficult to break down; whatever the reason, that’s an astounding figure.
You can see why this is an attractive market for investment, which does not yet look to have peaked, although dating applications may erode some of the market share as more users go mobile with dating technology. Whichever resource you use, there will be someone making a buck from your online quest for love – this documentary promises to highlight those who have made a success out of your search for the perfect partner online.
Next up – Love is…an algorithm