There are 7 billion people populating Earth. With all of this variety available it makes you wonder why there are so many singletons out there.
Maybe it’s because we live in a fast paced society where people are too preoccupied to partner up or acknowledge it as a significant pursuit in their lives. Technology combined with evolution has generated a unique breed of people and we do not all share the same interests like the good old days.
Today’s Online Dating has comprised itself into an easy access technology for a person to fall in love with the click of a button. It is presently a $2 billion dollar per year industry, with over 1500 dating sites internationally and boasts to been responsible for around 280,000 marriages as a result of people meeting up. In Australia, statistically 1 in 10 has found love online and 1 in 6 of those people was between the ages 35-44.
There is no doubt the popularity of the ‘General’ online dating websites out there have had huge success with the following of members on their sites. Some international sites proudly promote unbelieveable numbers of 30 million plus. As most sites offer a free sign up it is not quite clear on how many of those 30 million are paying subscriptions, never the less these platforms are uniting a lot of people with each other.
Over time in this industry I think people have gotten tired and confused in the ‘General’ online dating websites. Wasting time on meaningless dialogue and pointless banter only to discover there is not much in sync with the other party. Some might say you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince.
Niche online dating websites have come on to the scene thick and strong. Obviously someone discovered a need and leaped at the opportunity to join people within a niche market. To narrow the playing field, so to speak. People bond best when they have something alike. Beliefs, hobbies, race, sexual preference or lifestyle choice can categorise people to meet other [compatible~accordant} singles.
Scientists have conducted studies to determine if in fact like-minded people or opposite people make the more suitable couple. It was discovered that people with corresponding temperaments and world views were more likely to find success and have conflict free marriages than the opposite couples. It is also implied that people with similar interests were
more likely to meet up in person off the sites.
The niche dating sites available are endless, probably if you can think it, there has been one created. From Gay to Pet lovers, Christian groups and other religious followings, Asian, Interracial, Vegetarians, Farmers, Cheaters, Beautiful people (ugly people need not apply), Punks, Seniors, Cougars, Sugar Daddies, Military, Single parents, Tall people, big people and even small people. I even managed to stumble upon a site for inmates, geeks and people who like to dance.
There is no doubt catering to a specific audience could be a very lucrative market. It sounds like an enjoyeable experience to set foot in a world where everyone shares the same ideals. Everybody deserves love, why not find it with someone you like?