DATE ZONE BLOG -- Oct 31 -- A new breed of dating website is emerging. Among the methods these sites use to support guest-to-member conversion are: 1. Give away more free lifetime memberships to women - The nightclub principle. 2. Support real value through features and experiences, not restrictions. Provide users with a more intimate and safe online setting to share themselves...with audio and video. 3. 'Catch me when I'm engaged.' Allow a guest to participate in an IM session, watch a live video profile, or engage in a chat room conversation for a specified amount of time, then redirecting the user to a membership conversion page. FULL ARTICLE @ DATE ZONE
Mark Brooks: Online dating, audio, video, mobile and location based services will combine within the next five years. Convergence of these elements will form the basis of the next generation of internet dating. Users want to meet. They don't want to chat for hours online. They want to know if they have chemistry and are compatible, fast! They want dates with compatible singles. Those first dates could be online.