But 23 percent of the 90 websites were found to leave metadata attached to the profile photo.All of these specialized dating sites were based on such attributes as age, disability, hobby or religion.Love is in the air and as couples celebrate Valentine’s Day, more and more individuals are not waiting for Cupid to shoot an arrow, but are taking matters into their hands by looking for love on the internet.According to Pew Research Center, one in ten Americans has used an online dating site or mobile dating app.Twelve of the 21 websites were run by a single Canadian company, Successful According to the Successful Match website, the company runs 24 dating websites on the same platform, 12 of which were not examined as part of the research project.S., with online dating services soaring in popularity since 2001 and representing 70% of the market’s value.The Internet has revolutionized this business and has brought affordable and convenient matchmaking to America’s 124 million singles, via Match.com, Plenty of Fish, e Harmony, and other popular services. Dating website revenues are expected to grow only moderately this year as the U. market is saturated with 1,500 sites and everyone is chasing the same traffic. Venture capital funding continues, as new start-ups still believe they can make it big.
Phone chat lines are still around, with two large competitors dominating. Several unscrupulous brick & mortar chains (Great Expectations, Together/The Right One) went out of business.When such information is not removed by the dating website, commonly available tools can be used to detect the location of a person’s residence or other locations frequented by the user.This gap in privacy protection leaves women users especially vulnerable to online predators, the CU-Boulder student researchers said.Long-time Milwaukee native Nettie Perry, a 50-plus, recently divorced entrepreneur fits that profile.While she has not yet tried online dating, she is considering it as an option.