Dating advertising sites
Not many people have heard of Spark Networks, but far more are familiar with what it owns: JDate, Christian Mingle and a host of other sites like Silver and Black
JDate, especially, would seem to be one of the success stories of online dating. Stories about happily married couples who met on the site.
As with any free site, you run the risk of meeting people who are less than committed to the search for "Happily Ever After." OKCupid DOES allow members to block straight singles from viewing their profile, though, which is pretty nifty!
And OKCupid is a free site, meaning that you will never pay to access profiles or be able to contact members.2.
Spark Networks (which trades under the ticker symbol LOV) eventually grew to about 30 dating sites, but the crown jewel has always been JDate. Goldberg estimates that 70 percent of the Jews of dating age in the United States have had some contact with JDate or JSwipe, with about one million registered users.“We’re unambiguously touching a greater percentage of the Jewish population than ever before,” he said.
That may be the case, but according to Spark Networks’ 2015 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the number of paid subscribers to its Jewish networks declined to around 65,000 last year from a little over 85,000 in 2012.
Match Match has approximately 650,000 LGBT members.
The principle is no different when listing whether you smoke or drink. Same sex singles can benefit from the mainstream dating sites, such as Match or e Harmony, as both services cater to the same-sex community. Seeking a same-sex relationship online is no different than searching through Catholic Match.com, or to find your targeted niche.Since 2011, Spark Networks has been led by a rotating array of chief executives — four over five years.It was also involved in an ugly legal fight over the letter J in JSwipe, and its share price recently dropped to under a dollar from a high of .92 in May 2013.