DAILY STAR -- Feb 28 -- The find-a-rich-guy sites insist they provide a valuable service to wealthy people who are too busy running businesses to hang out at bars, clubs and other social venues. "It's very convenient to sit in your office and look through a catalogue of women on your computer. It's also cheaper than traditional matchmakers", says Steven Pasternack, CEO of Sugardaddie.com. In addition to millionaire dating sites, myriad other niche sites abound. Spark Networks operates 30 special-interest dating sites, including JDate.com and eHarmony are two of the most popular dating sites in the U.S., China's QQ.com Love is the No. 1 ranked dating site in Asia. Meetic.com and be2 are No. 1 and 2 in Europe, and Amigos.com is second only to MSN in Latin America, according to comScore. The number of U.S. visitors to dating sites has fallen steadily from a peak of 21% of all Internet users in 2003 to 10% in 2006, according to JupiterResearch. Despite the drop, the revenues rose 10% to $659 million in 2006, and Jupiter forecast a compound annual growth rate of 8% through 2011.
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