But there are no guarantees — we just can’t hop into people’s hearts.” According to the Christian Science Monitor, two jointly owned dating services, Together and The Right One, were up 22 percent over last year during the two weeks after the Sept. In a survey of more than 7,500 customers, 44 percent of respondents said they feel an increased desire to be in a long-term relationship.
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People seem to be reconsidering the modern remedy to the single life. 11 terrorist attacks, dating services have noticed an increase in membership and clientele.
“Lately, it seems that more people are seeking companionship,” he said.
The choice to use a dating service to find a partner is a personal one, often based on an individual’s social opportunities or lack thereof.
“They assist people in finding others with their same interests.” In the last 100 years, De Lamater said, American social practices have changed a great deal.
People no longer spend their entire lives in one town, and as a result they find themselves surrounded by strangers when it comes time to find a partner and settle down.
“I have seen hundreds of marriages and relationships,” Garde said.
“We are much more effective than bars and personal ads.
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UW-Madison sociology professor John De Lamater said the demand for dating services in today’s society is credible.