Online dating community trade show
With the tensions and conflicts that can exist in a relationship, Spencer said the foundation of faith becomes an important unifying force.
Sociologist Gerald Mendelsohn says the practice of choosing a romantic partner with a shared religion, culture, ethnicity and or nationality, is driving the demand for niche religious dating sites like Christian Mingle, JDate, which caters to Jewish singles, and Muslima, for Muslims.
Christian Mingle boasts a 9 million membership base.
The religious online dating community is further subdivided into sites such as Catholic Match for Catholics, Jwed for orthodox Jews and LDSMingle for Mormons.
Working with JDate members, Schechtman said that a mother’s opinion is going to carry a certain amount of weight.
But, if you are looking for love rather than a little entertainment, is that enough to get you on the right track?
And as these sites become more popular, the dating industry rakes in higher revenues.
According to a recent market research report, the dating service industry is expected to reach billion this year, growing at 2.9 percent in revenue every year since 2008.
Matt Wolf, a member of JDate, says he prefers to be with someone Jewish, but he doesn’t care whether or not they believe in God.
“It’s a cultural thing as opposed to a very religious thing,” said Wolf.
To help members feel comfortable with the whole process, PARSHIP prioritises privacy and security: for a start, member photos are never displayed on a general basis.