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While some sites conduct background checks on members, many do not, resulting in some uncertainty around members' identities.

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.

The stigma associated with online dating dropped over the years and people view online dating more positively.

Still others rely solely on paid membership subscriptions.

Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.

However, Sam Yagan describes dating sites as ideal advertising platforms because of the wealth of demographic data made available by users.

There are mixed opinions regarding the safety of online dating.

Such sites earn revenue from a mix of advertising and sale of additional options.