Online dating site memberships on the rise

Jun 20, 2012 16:34:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Online dating site memberships on the rise

Many single people want to find love, but are sick of the bar scene and loathe blind dates. Fortunately, the internet has served as an effective tool to match up lonely hearts. Online dating has been growing in popularity in recent years, as more couples are finding Mr. or Mrs. Right while surfing the web. Cupid, a company which hosts a series of websites, recently reported a vast increase in visitors. Last year, the sites were averaging 15 million people per month, now they are seeing 100 million visitors each month.

Cupid offers an array of different sites catered to the specific individual. Whether users are looking for casual, traditional or niche dating, Cupid has a site.

"We aim to give our members access to their favorite dating site from whichever device or platform works for them so they can keep an eye on their membership wherever they are, and whatever they are doing," said CEO of, Bill Dobbie. "Online dating is one service that can really take advantage of location-based services - we know that some of our members love the fact that they can be at a café, updating their Facebook status, and be contacted by another member sitting nearby who is using the mobile app."

Online dating can be thrilling, exciting and bring success, but it is important people take their safety into account. Not everyone is a predator, but that nice man in the picture may look completely different in real life. According to Online Dating Safety Magazine, it is imperative to not give too much information too soon, so using another email address and second phone number for mobile privacy is advisable. Additionally, it's best to always meeting at a public place to for the first time.