According to market research, 1 out of 6 marriages that are happening in the US right now originated online, and these days nearly 30% of couples meet on the internet.But, as great as those stats sound, online dating is also utterly time consuming and competitive.Online Dating | News | Columns | Features | Dating Services | Niche Dating Online Dating Directory | Dating Humor | Quick Tip Articles | Online Dating Industry Industry History | Online Dating Reviews | Reader Reviews | Dating Videos | Book / DVD Reviews Reader Letters | Self Improvement | Experiences | Newsletter | Interviews Top 10 Lists | STD Info Center | About Us | Advertise Media Center | FAQ | Search | Contact | Dating Promotions • Online Dating Tips • Opposites Attract • Online Dating Safety Tips • Rose Colors • Guys are Weird • Dating Games • Online Dating Reviews • Creative Date Ideas • Long Distance Relationships • Dealing with a Breakup Note: Online Dating Magazine does not sell text links anywhere on the site, so please don't email asking about text links.Any links we have are affiliate links, resources we find useful, links to other sites we run or long-time magazine sponsors."The online dating industry tends to get a real bad rap, because of criminal activity," said True.com's founder and chief executive, Herb Vest."If we were to clean up, there's hordes of off-line singles who'd come online to find their soul mate." The pitch appeals to women like Jayne Hitchcock of York, Maine, who was victimized by three years of online harassment and cyberstalking in late '90s after someone assumed her identity and sent sexually explicit messages.
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