Londoners set the online dating paceLONDONERS are Britain's most prolific online daters with 15% of broadband users admitting that they have tried matchmaking services on the net, according to an AOL survey published today, writes Nick Goodway.

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Senior FriendFinder Reports 400% Increase in Seniors Online Dating; Trend Shows Seniors Increasingly Comfortable on the WebAccording to Senior FriendFinder, the largest seniors dating site on the web, the number of people joining its site has increased 476 percent since 2001. The site now has more than 400,000 members, up from 91,847 in June 2001."We find many seniors are increasingly comfortable with the Internet

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One in five will look for love online; Popularity of internet datingForget blind dates, speed dating and those embarrassing dinner parties organised by matchmaking friends ... within a few years the most common way of finding a partner will be through an internet agency.Dating is the only online service which has had a consistent stream of new subscription sites since 1999. Since January, visits to dating websites have increased by 17%. Experts predict

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Amp'd Mobile and HurryDate to Bring Online Dating to Mobile Phones; Amp'd to End Dating Dry Spells with Exclusive Profiles and Mobile Connection to Leading Online and Events CommunityALISO VIEJO, Calif. & NEW YORK -- Amp'd Mobile, the first fully integrated 3G mobile entertainment company for youth/young adults, and HurryDate, a leader in the social phenomenon "speed dating" and ever-popular online dating, today announced a three-year exclusive partnership to connect Amp'd Mobile's 3G EV-DO service to HurryDate's party and online dating community.

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Online Dating Leader FriendFinder Acquires Spring Street NetworksPALO ALTO, Calif. -- The company powering online dating personals for websites such as Nerve.com, The Onion and Salon.com has been acquired by privately held Various Inc., the parent company of FriendFinder, the world's largest operator of dating and social networking websites.

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Don't Be a Victim of Online Dating NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- DatingHeadshots (DHS) and SafeDate today announced a strategic alliance to provide online daters with quality dating headshots and background checks.


PROFNET WIRE: ENTERTAINMENT ROBIN GORMAN NEWMAN, author of "How to Meet a Mensch in New York" and the forthcoming "How to Marry a Mensch," is the founder of PROFILES WITH PIZAZZ, a service for singles pursuing Internet dating. Newman assists singles with Internet dating by writing profiles,