Subscribe in a reader

Buy Conservative Advertising

Wikio - Top Blogs

Find the best blogs at

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

No one but the author bears any responsibility for the non-advertising content on this blog. AND PLEASE NOTE: the author neither necessarily uses nor endorses any product advertised on this blog.

« ". . . Anti-Libertarians Are Out of Ideas" | Main | Like an SNL skit, only real »

September 09, 2013

A problem with online dating sites

David Mitchell, The Guardian:

The flaw in dating websites' business model came into focus last week. They seek to make money out of loneliness and sexual frustration but their services threaten the existence of those very feelings. It's not the same as selling food or porn, which satisfied customers return to buy more of. If a dating website has any properly satisfied customers, it'll never hear from them again. . . . 

Whatever your view of the efficacy of the phenomenon, many of the dating websites themselves seem to think that simply introducing the single to the single doesn't constitute a viable commercial plan. There have to be lies to entice people in. 


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Powered by TypePad
Member since 07/2003

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog