FRESNO BEE -- Feb 13 -- Match.com estimates it has helped 200,000 people find true love since it was launched in 1995. The widely advertised eHarmony.com, which debuted in 2000, claims to be the fastest growing online dating site, with 10,000 to 15,000 new users joining per day. The service also takes matchmaking credit for 10,000 marriages. "I think the reason eHarmony works is that you don't get to choose your matches. They are chosen for you." Lapp says traditional dating is valuable for younger people because it allows them to develop social skills while learning about themselves and others. On the other hand, online dating makes better sense for older people because they already know what they are seeking in a relationship." "The big advantage with online dating is that you can talk about God and sex and raising children and get that stuff out of the way early." "With traditional dating, you may not get into those discussions until your relationship is months down the road. And then you may end up having to figure out how to get out of the relationship."