While some of the numbers may be fuzzy, one thing is certain –- the use of online dating services continues in huge numbers.
According to Online Media Daily, consumer spending on personals and dating sites rose by 8 percent in the first half of 2005, topping $245 million.
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A matchmaker is someone who personally interviews singles and pairs them off for dates based on his or her own judgement as to who would make a good match.
This differs from online dating sites mostly because the sites use a computer program to suggest potential matches, and that computer program doesn't adjust its thinking based on your feedback.