Dating in the dark marriage
I know it sounds a little counter-culture because isn’t marriage an outdated and dusty institution from the dark ages meant to trap you and stifle your freedom?
Well, after over 17 years of marriage and 5 kids later (not to mention thousands of years of the marriage covenant being the very building block of society all over the world) I can confidently tell you it isn’t dead. Also on this list you’ll find Compatible Visions For Life and Romantic/Sexual Attraction (which one might argue could be on the medium checkbox list, but let’s skip that controversy and put it here).
Alas, the online dating industry isn't all flowers and moonlit walks.
For companies that sell dating services, it's a competitive world where each major company has to one-up the other in their claims -- how many users get messages, how many of those messages lead to dates, and how many marriages emerge from those unions.
But Plentyoffish founder Markus Frind not only posted the letter, he also answered it with a blog post going into his own suspicions of exaggeration by Match.
(The ellipses are my own): This letter is beyond ironic considering match's history of bogus claims, like this one from last week.
If we actually look at what claims it gets into the absurd. Eharmony claims 236 marriages per day Now a year later claims double the number of marriages as eharmony in this survey around 472 marriages per day or 994 people getting married per day... So does anyone actually believe that every day 944 out of 3000 new paying users of will get married eventually because of who they met on match.com?And so you really just need to reverse engineer your dating from there.When I say covenant, I mean just that: a bond that you make before family and friends, that you both commit to for the rest of your lives and guides and protects you through the incredible journey that lies ahead.Events begin where participants arrive at a normal bar atmosphere.Singles mingle and chat like any other social outing.