At the end of November 2004, there were 844 lifestyle and dating sites, a 38% increase since the start of the year, according to Hitwise Inc. By 2007, many prominent studies show that Baby Boomer interest in online dating have soared.
However, market share was increasingly growing by several large commercial services, including Personals. Some online dating websites provide webcam chats between members.
Most sites allow members to upload photos or videos of themselves and browse the photos and videos of others.
3 popular and effective websites are: Plenty of Fish, Ok Cupid, and (where you can meet someone that has a similar taste in music as you).Some sites such as Ok Cupid.com, and are free and offer additional paid services in a freemium revenue model.Some sites are broad-based, with members coming from a variety of backgrounds looking for different types of relationships.In Germany government financed NGOs like "Verbraucherschutzzentrale" sometimes help to sue online dating sites.This problem is referred to as "catfishing" in pop-culture and has been made famous by a popular MTV program called "Catfish the TV show".
The highest scoring dating service was Facebook, which uses the personal homepage genre, the message board genre, the weblog and directory genre, as well as utilizing the Circle of Friends.