NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO -- Mar 17 -- With people cutting back you'd think the dating industry would be hurting. But it's not. Janis Spindel, a matchmaker in Manhattan, says she is busy. Depending on the client, her rates can zip right up to $250,000. Match.com had over 20% more members this Dec than last. "Now we have a recession, we're seeing double-digit growth in many of the leading companies", said Mark Brooks, a consultant to the online dating industry. If the economy was doing well the numbers would be flat, he thinks. When people are going through tough times they look to be with people who care about them, who will understand their concerns", said Dr. Michael Cunningham, a psychologist who has been studying relationships for decades.
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