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Some sites are completely free and depend on advertising for revenue.
Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Safety was, however, the exception, with 53% of women and only 38% of men expressing concern.
There is, however, great variation along gender lines.
Nevertheless, a similar number of online daters (31%) and non-users (32%) agreed that online dating kept people from settling down.
People in their mid-30s to mid-50s all saw noticeable increases in usage, but people aged 25 to 34 saw no change.
According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, people who had used online dating services had a higher opinion of such services than those who had not.
80% of the users said that online dating sites are a good way to meet potential partners, compared to 55% of non-users.
Only five out of a hundred said they were married to or in a committed long-term relationship with someone they met online.
For comparison, 88% of Americans who were with their current spouse or partner for no more than five years said their met their mates offline.