As singles become more mobile and attend religious services less frequently, community organizations such as clubs and churches have decreased in importance.Cyber dating provides an appealing alternative to singles bars, and new technologies such as broadband and digital cameras have made browsing profiles and uploading photos easier than ever.Dear researchers, colleagues, and readers interested in internet-related research, We are happy to present the second issue of this year.
Journalist Andrea Orr, however, suggests that cyber dating puts a technological spin on a much older trend: matrimonial services, which matched couples in the 1800s.
More than 40 million Americans visited online dating sites each month in 2003.
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