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Internet dating and networking sites

Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.

It is possible that the mode of online dating resonates with some participants' conceptual orientation towards the process of finding a romantic partner.

But often they don’t know anybody at their new location, have no familiy, no friends. Right they growingly rely on online dating portals and are also willing to pay for the service.

On the one hand there is no time for “regular” partner search, on the other hand there is family pressure to present a partner .

At the end of November 2004, there were 844 lifestyle and dating sites, a 38% increase since the start of the year, according to Hitwise Inc.

The stigma associated with online dating dropped over the years and people view online dating more positively.

The 2016 Pew Research Center's survey reveals that the usage of online dating sites by American adults increased from 9% in 2013, to 12% in 2015.

Further, during this period, the usage among 18- to 24-year-olds tripled, while that among 55- to 65-year-olds doubled.

Still others rely solely on paid membership subscriptions.