Online Dating article at DailyLocal.com
A Philadelphia news website, DailyLocal.com, features an article today about online dating, Using the Internet to look for a perfect match.
The article, like most in the popular media, is mostly favorable towards online dating:
Christine Gunsaullus, of West Chester, has been able to preview potential friends with the simplicity of clicking and reading. The service that once had a stigma attached has kept Gunsaullus' date book full.
So the good news for users of online dating services is that the "stigma" is no longer there. Of course there is the usual other side of the story included here as well:
"I don’t particularly trust the Internet enough to give my personal information regarding my relationship interests," said Aubrey Hays, a West Chester resident. "I think there's a lot more to know about a person than what you can read online. And it's kind of insensitive. You set yourself up with an anonymous person."
The article also contains this piece of information about the typical Match.com user:
The typical member for match.com is a 33-year-old, college-educated professional who lives in a metropolitan area, according to [Match.com's] Director of Dating Kathleen Roldan.
posted November 09, 2003