GAINESVILLE -- Mar 13 -- Seniors are the fastest growing group of online users, according to Kaizad Gotla, an analyst with Nielsen/NetRatings. Of the 26 million persons visiting online dating sites in Jan. 2005, more than 18%, or 4.8 million, were over 55. Up from 16.75% a year earlier. In January 2005, eHarmony 55+ users jumped 86% to 350,000 from 196,000 a year earlier, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Match.com attracted 704,000 in January 2005, up 16% from 606,000 in January 2004. "It boils down to the fact that people over the age of 50 are more discriminating," said Dr Neil Clark Warren of eHarmony.
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