Surge in interest in online dating

The holidays may be the time for a new relationship, with some online dating sites seeing an average of 40% more page views per user between Christmas and New Year.

“It’s been a trend that we’ve been noticing for many years now,” says Mamboo’s COO, Gloria Diez “Could it be more than just the effect of the mistletoe?”

The company is reporting some interesting statistics, including members sending 30% more online gifts, as well as a 38% increase in spending on the site. The number of messages sent and received by members also doubled.

The company made contact with two psychologists to find out why. Barbara Lavi, a Family Therapy Specialist, was happy to share her theories: “At this time of year everyone is flooded with images of family and companionship. Singles may see this as a complete contrast to who they are, so set out to change things for the better,” she advises.

Isabel Moya, Youth Psychology Therapist, had this to say: ”During the Holidays, singles are put in a tough position – having to cope with and navigate social situations in which they are often the only person without a partner. This can be very uncomfortable, prompting a desire for change,” she explains.

Some sites also forecasts a rather romantic January, with 60% more traffic to their site expected during the first two weeks of the year.

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The feedback is appreciated. On our IM survey results Polar 64 told us that the new sites looks great and is easier to navigate. That is the kind of feedback we like to hear.

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Met a guy on DatePositive STD online dating. No fakes on your site.

We received a lovely email a few weeks ago from a woman who has been using the site for about a month or so.

She has met a guy and is now dating him and emailed us to ask if we would deactivate her profile while she sees if the new relationship works out.

It’s great to receive emails like this. Continue reading

Datepositive.net couple married

A couple who met on datepositive.net were married recently and plan to honeymoon in Cape Town later in the year.

They contacted Datepositive.net, explaining that they would like to remove their profiles because they had met through the site and are now married.

The member wrote: “I am glad to tell you that I met someone who I am married to now.  Thanks for the site. It gave me this wonderful woman who has brought joy into my life. Continue reading

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I received a great email a few weeks back from a guy who joined the www.datepositive.net after it launched in 2006.

He met a woman on the website and they are now happily married. They were one of the first few members to join. It was great to hear from him and hear such a happy story.

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