Online Dating/Stalking – What’s up with Gotham?
Did you know EHarmony is responsible for 2% of all US marriages? Did you also know that Plenty of Fish has mustered up 100,000 marriages from its site? It’s okay if you didn’t, it probably means you can find love “the old-fashioned way.” In other words, you can start a conversation without a keyboard.
While I find online dating (especially the commercials) entertaining for all the wrong reasons, I suppose some believe their services offer value – the stats don’t lie, much like hips… But wait, the stats are about to get bigger, much bigger. Gotham Dating is set to grow their site from 6 million members to 340 million in the next year. Oh, I forgot to mention that they’re using public information to grow the site. Gotham Dating will access readily available information from your Facebook and LinkedIn to build their database.
The next generation of commercials for online dating will most likely feature someone who wasn’t looking for love, but their stalker counterpart who sought and stalked them into submission… or something like that. This is officially the time to check your privacy settings, unless of course you’re looking for a suitor.
Do you think this is an invasion of privacy, or just a better way to meet your match?
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