Around this time was getting national media attention and Dr.
Warren’s e Harmony was starting to become a large player in the industry.
The last I heard they were pulling in 15,000 new registered users (not members) a day.
But instead investigating the large dating companies further, eharmony, lavalife, tickle, and Date.com, I decided to take a look at a company who owns Niche Dating websites.
The Spark Newtworks is a public company who owns Jdate (jewish), American Singles, Black Singles, Christian Mingle, Deaf Singles, Asian Singles, Canadian Singles, and over 30 other niche dating websites; see the full list at SPARK NETWORKS.
Over the last few years we have had the please to help build many interesting online communities built around the concept of a social network.
Today I was reviewing our dating portfolio and asked myself, “Is Starting an Online Dating Website Still Profitable?
” Although we still build dating sites, the majority of the projects Web Biz builds incorporates social networking technology. If you look IAC Fact Sheet for 2007 you will find the remarkable results: ■ 60,000 new people register on every day ■ Websites in 15 different languages, serving 37 different countries ■ More than 15 million members, with approximately 1.3 million paying subscribers monthly membership is .99 a month; if you do the math that is over ,000,000 a month in revenue!In fact we highly recommend clients incorporate this technology because…well quite frankly it helps build successful internet businesses. They are partnered with MSN, Cingular Wireless, Comcast, Glamour Shots, Earthlink, Oxygen Network, Info Space, BET, Excite, and even Dr. is owneed by a private California company so records were harder to come by.My Space very quickly took away 1,000’s of paying members from Dating sites.Users asked themselves, “Why pay .99 a month when I can create my own profile, view other user’s profiles, and chat directly with them?” Brian Peters, an internet consultant/project manager who worked for Web Biz Ideas at the time, asked him self the same question.That question lead to Web Biz heavily investing in Social Network Website Design.