Social Networking and Technology.
Are more people using it and adapting to this new technology.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Are social networks cutting in on paid dating services, especially for seniors?
I found this interesting article on dating services for adults on Internetnews.com http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3659911 There has been a lot of talk about social networks becoming better alternatives to traditional dating sites because, just like in the physical world, people meet as a side effect of engaging in other shared activities or interest, like going out to dinner, going to family events, exercising or working. Many social network sites address this issue by offering shared social activities that create a comfortable environment where people get to know each other without the heavy social pressure. There are so many free online dating services just for senior, but my concern is if many seniors will use this type of service, and are the free services as effective as a paid service, such as eHarmony and Match.com, with finding the right match for this age group and making a profit. Another concern is if the paid service has the ability to continue attract people who want to pay for a service that they can get for free. Many seniors are lonely, but they are also on a limited budget, and if they can get something free and find companionship, then this is their best solution to a happier more active lifestyle. Most importantly, they need to be concerned about their privacy; therefore, I suggest they do some research and sign up with reputable social meeting services.
I found an online dating review service that directed me to some dating services for seniors: http://www.the-online-dating-reviews.com/senior-online-dating.html The two that I found in this review that may be a good free service are:
3. Yahoo personals also offers a way to get connected. http://personals.yahoo.com/;_ylc=X3oDMTEzaHFvMHR1BF9TAzIwMjIyNDg1NzkEc2VjA05TSUhQBHNsawNCb29tZXJz?b=5&h=5&a=C
Just a side note, it doesn’t matter what age you are, it is hard to find the right kind of companion and it takes a lot of time and energy finding the right service that will meet your needs. You also don’t want to be harassed by the service if you want to stop using it so be careful what you are asking for.