PRESS RELEASE -- Mar 28 -- A look at more than 1.4 million singles on Oodle.com showed that 60% of singles do not reveal whether they have or want children and 55% do not specify if they smoke. For fear that they will appear less desirable! However, data from a recent survey on Engage.com proves this theory wrong. In fact, 88% of those surveyed said they were open to the idea of dating people with children and 63% would consider dating smokers. Mom was right…"honesty is the best policy." Oodle also found , , and are the best bets for Catholic singles while , and . are best for finding Jewish mates. If you don't drink or smoke, the best place to find a mate is . More than half the over 40 online dating population has been married before.
Mark Brooks: Oodle aggregates profiles from the likes of Engage.com, PlentyofFish and others. Sites can pay to have their profiles featured in order to get more click throughs. Lycos tried something similar a couple of years back but the program failed because it required sites to send a flat file, and pay on a cost per reg basis...and Lycos just didn't send enough leads to be that worthwhile in the end.