Of course there are sites aimed at specific religious or ethnic groups, but there are also those who aim to match couples with very specific interests.
The Passion Network, for example, is a small empire of 250 dating hubs like bronypassions.com, for fans of the My Little Pony TV series; for mustache mavens; and even zombiepassions.com, for those obsessed with the walking dead.
Thanks to the growth of such sites, the industry has expanded at 3.5 percent a year since 2008--right through the recession--to become a .1 billion powerhouse.
After getting divorced Oyer wrote the book when he began dating again because it reminded him of the markets he worked with every day. After getting divorced Oyer wrote the book when he began dating again ...Mail order brides, arranged nuptials, and matchmaker marriages are among the time-honored mating services people have used from the very beginning of the human experience — think Adam and Eve, a match made in ‘heaven.’ Those early unions joined not just the bride and groom, but two families who would often benefit from an infusion of cold hard drachmas, more land or an extra goat or two. Actively seeking a mate on line used to be a no-no for young, hip daters. With 43 percent of the 18-and-over population single, browsing dating sites, checking out thousands of pictures and profiles, and evaluating who has the criteria and winning smile to make the cut is the new form of courtship. The following consultants contributed to the development of the survey instrument and the research design: Gary Gates, Jon Krosnick, Brian Powell, Daniel Lichter, Matthijs Kalmijn, Timothy Biblarz, and the staff of Knowledge Networks/Gf K. * Note [12/06/2011] data.has a new web server, so if you find that you old login and password do not work, please clear your browser cache and cookies and try again. For Web design and assistance, I am grateful to Ron Nakao and the Stanford Library.