PHILLY -- Aug 5 -- Premier Match, a service with offices in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, has signed up nearly double the number of new clients this year compared with the same time period in 2008. The cost of a full-year membership at Premier Match starts at $5,500 and guarantees 10 to 12 introductions. According to Forrester Research, online dating is the 3rd largest producer of revenue among all paid-content Web sites, generating $957M in 2008, a figure the firm predicts will grow 10% by 2013. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, couples are more likely to stay together in times of need than in plenty. The number of divorces and annulments dropped by 16,000 from 2006 to 2007, a decline of 2%.
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