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Bradford said she also wanted Chicago’s startup scene to be well-represented.“We’re able to let the super-busy doctors meet the super-busy lawyers meet the super-busy tech startup people,” Bradford said.“It’s hard for those groups to meet each other.”The League also referees bad behavior on the app.
If members make a habit of standing up other users on dates, or sending inappropriate messages or photos, Bradford said the company will kick users off the platform.“The whole model is not built on massive numbers; we’re building a small number of high-quality users that are really interested in dating, and we want to make sure we’re preserving that,” she said.
Sites like e Harmony—the second largest online dating website in the U. "There are few stand-out investment opportunities these days," said Mark Brooks, an Internet dating industry consultant based in New York City.
Leading the pack is Match.com, owned by IAC/Inter Active Corp, the Internet holding company controlled by billionaire Barry Diller.
The League has garnered its fair share of bad press claiming it’s elitist, but Bradford said it’s more a way for career-focused daters to quickly find people they’re likely to match with.
The app is free for users, but offers a 9 premium service that awards a date some extra perks, like the ability to view more profiles per day.
Next up for Fidden is the release of an app, as well as creation of a specialized social networking site.
Like couples all around the region, Loren West and Dustin Smith followed the tragic story of David Messerschmitt. The intellectual-property lawyer was found stabbed to death inside a room at a boutique hotel in downtown Washington. “I feel so bad for his wife,” Smith said.d they are gay men, who met online, and are now married.
Then more became clear: The February evening he went missing, Messerschmitt had texted his wife saying he’d be home soon; hotel surveillance video showed a mysterious figure climbing a staircase toward his room; court records revealed Messerschmitt, 30, had posted on Craigslist seeking sex with men; police thought he was targeted in a robbery that went bad. “In this day and age, you never really know who you’re meeting,” Smith said.
So there's no longer a negative stigma attached to online dating," said the report's author, Victor Anthony, Topeka's managing director of Internet media. In a recent Pew Internet survey, 59 percent of Americans said they consider online dating a good way to meet people compared with 44 percent in 2005. are single, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for dating sites.
Other research suggests that more than a third of married couples now meet online. The unmarried population stands at 47 percent, up from 42 percent in 1994, according to the Census Bureau.