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And if you're growing faster than you're connecting people, it's a moot point anyhow. It seems to me that a successful long term match should be your best advertising.
I keep hearing about couples which met on the Internet, in fact I would say that this is true about 100% of the weddings I'm attending this year.Most of the variations in online dating sites focus on optimizing pieces of that.The big guys (Match.com, e Harmony) make sure they get huge user numbers by campaigning on national TV, and they apply some simple internal filters that are 'approved by a doctor.' Smaller sites can't compete with that, so concentrate more on making sure you only run into people you'd actually be attracted to (see JDate).Do you think the techniques sites use to reduce/remove the number of spam/predators/trolls go to far and actually detract from the user experience? captchas, super-long/detailed registration forms and surveys/compatibility tests, back-end automation to remove accounts according to preset criteria, etc.There's gotta be a better way to build this mousetrap. I could talk to you at length about the ups and downs and ins and outs of online dating, but the moral of the story I gleaned from my time there can be summed up pretty easily: People just want a ton of attractive/dateable people within a keyboard's reach, and if your site does any filtering on their behalf, people need to trust that it actually works.Ok Cupid's on the smaller side, and focuses on community building (for numbers) and uses mathematically semi-sound calculation coupled with quiz questions to create a user-driven but rigorous-feeling people filter.
Basically everyone that's successful fits somewhere in that model. (tried to do this.)Also, most dating sites act as a sort of amplification for the user's dating filters and skill at attracting interest.
People of a particular faith or with a particular medical condition may be genuinely afraid of simply meeting random people.
There has been some success with this sort of 'longtail/niche' dating about the simple fact that it doesn't work?
Building a good dating site means solving that problem: making dating online more intuitive than flirting in real life.
This is hard, because you've got however many billion/million years of evolution working against you.
Not sure if Ok Cupid is still courting the youngsters, but if they are marriage stories (as awesome as they are) may serve to scare away a profitable demographic, advertising-wise.