BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- It’s almost Valentine's Day and many folks want a special Valentine in their lives. We are a very coupled society and many folks are using the internet for their social interactions. We get our books on line why not a date?
According to some stats I found, there are over 54 million singles, and 50 million people have tried online dating. Not all of them single when they logged on.
This is big business. Over $2 Billion a year is spent looking for a date or a mate. This is just for the dating services, and then add in the actual costs of the date.
There are many online dating sites. A few of the sites are free but most want your credit card number and will charge a monthly fee.
Before I begin, a word of caution. If you want to check someone out before dating begins you can go to mymatchchecker.com, which will do a background check for a fee. Hopefully they have given you their real name.
I would suggest using the larger, better known proven dating sites.
Zoosk.com says it has over 50 million subscribers worldwide. That’s a lot of singles.
Match.com has been around for a while and I know several couples now married who met on this site.
eHarmony, which does a lot of advertising, here again I know several couples who have married using the site.
Then we have Spark Networks which is a group of targeted dating sites. They offer a site for Jewish singles, Silver singles, Black singles, Latter Day Saint singles and Christian singles and many more. Their ticker symbol is LOV for anyone interested in trivia.
I found more! Overweightdate.com for “large lovers and the men and women who love them.” Here at least people can be honest about what they look like and who they are.
If you and your dog are inseparable try Datemypet.com where you post a picture of yourself and your pet.
If your type is Abby or McGee from NCIS then I found the place for you also. It’s Geek 2 Geek.
I also discovered Farmersonly.com with 2 million members.
Veggiedate.org is for, you guessed it, vegans. It claims to be the premier vegetarian dating site in the world.
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