Online speed dating wikipedia
“Speed dating” (two words with a space, in contrast to the single word which is a registered trademark of Speeddating Foundation., US Trademark Registration No. According to Wikipedia, “the first speed-dating event took place at Pete’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998” and “several commercial services began offering secular round-robin dating events” thereafter.Many different techniques of speed dating have developed, with different themes and rules, all with the lofty goal of introducing two hopefully compatible people, who might not have otherwise met, in a time efficient manner.At present the online dating industry is a 700 million dollar industry.
Of that number, approximately 16 million have tried online dating services.As more and more singles migrate to free social networking sites, however, the profitability of dating services is narrowing to those services with the best reputations and largest network communities. Off-line chains and matchmakers are posting moderate growth, but radio datelines and print personals continue to slide.Speed dating continues to do well, along with certain niche markets."( This is good data. Remember that public companies publish annual reports.The sale starts January 26th and runs to January 29th, 2017.During this time you will be able to receive 30% off a 3 month and 6 month subscription. Christian Mingle has been matching singles since 1996 and since then has become one of the largest online dating services for Christians.