New dating site 2005
The fact that Engage uses its own member to set others up is their key differentiator, and gives the site a viral touch – even non members can be suggested for a match.
Users can browse as either matchmakers, recommending their friends, or as a dater looking for that special someone for a wing(wo)man to introduce them too.
Great Boy Friends, which was acquired by The Knot in 2005, tries to remove the exaggeration (or lie) factor inherent in online dating.
Friends, family and ex’s are asked to leave feedback about them. A key selling point is that married or otherwise unavailable people don’t use the site.
Guided by the recommendations, users search for themselves or recommend matches for their friends.
One, Plentyof Fish, launched in 2003 and has over half a million monthly U. One big difference is that these sites are (mostly) free, making revenue from ad sales alone.
But many of these sites are also experimenting with new ways to introduce people who may be a good match. Consumating launched in the summer of 2005, was acquired by CNET in December 2005 and relaunched last month with a new interface and features.