Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
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Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.Looking to explore the online dating industry, 34-year-old entrepreneur Benji Kurtz launched a handful of niche dating sites in 2001 focused on everything from religious backgrounds to physical stature, such as height and size.Over the next 10 years, Kurtz's love businesses grew to include more than 1,000 sites in about 100 different niches.These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app."Although not single myself, it was clear that entrepreneurs who were single and looking just didn't have the time to dedicate to complicated registration processes, nor fool with the trivialities attached to the mainstream dating sites," he says."We wanted to create a reputable site for entrepreneurs -- and those interested in them." Today there are 160,000 members on Entrepreneur (not to be confused with Entrepreneur Dating.com, a newer site with about a 1,000 members whose owner declined to be interviewed).Though Kurtz declined to disclose revenues, he says his online dating services have been profitable from the start.And it was in 2005 that Kurtz recognized the need to launch an entrepreneur-specific dating site, which he aptly named Entrepreneur Unlike other dating sites, faith and values are built into our community, and are more than just a box you check in your search filter.Our descriptive profile questions provide you with unique insight into someone’s faith and beliefs in a way that’s real and genuine, so that your results are real and genuine. For all of us, there’s no greater gift than being able to match good people with one another, and then hear their stories.Welcome to the largest and fastest growing online community for single Christians.Christian Mingle is the premier destination for anyone looking to date and marry within the Christian faith.We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.