Sarah Lacy does a story on online dating and says that dating sites are dead. She also says more people are looking to digg and yelp to hook up.
nice quote from the article here.
“ComScore does show some names like Plentyoffish.com growing, but these are new sites with far smaller user bases. Many of them go at online dating in a new way. Plentyoffish, for example, allows you to browse profiles for free. I doubt they’ll ever get to the size or valuation of a Match.com. The Web and the way people use it have just changed too much since then. ”
I see the same comscore stats and plentyoffish is number 1 in north america when looking at Pageviews, visits and other engagement metrics. I must admit its been a few years since someone called plentyoffish a small site that won’t get anywhere.