Support an indie band “I’ve got mates in a band and I always see them when they play for free at the local pub.
I wouldn’t do this on a first date as it can be hard to hear a girl, but I’ve taken girls on third/fourth dates there and we’ve always had a good time.” Angelo, 35 7.
This model also allows users to switch between free and paying status at will, with sites accepting a variety of online currencies and payment options.
Most free dating websites depend on advertising revenue, using tools such as Google Ad Sense and affiliate marketing.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams.
Some sites are completely free and depend on advertising for revenue.
In 2008, a variation of the online dating model emerged in the form of introduction sites, where members have to search and contact other members, who introduce them to other members whom they deem compatible.
Introduction sites differ from the traditional online dating model, and attracted a large number of users and significant investor interest.