ABC NEWS - Feb 6 - A review of 400 psychology studies and public interest surveys was commissioned by the Association for Psychological Science and will be published in the February edition of its journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest. "Online dating has entered the mainstream, and it is fast shedding any lingering social stigma," said researchers. When dating online, it's fine to rule out those who have unsuitable habits, such as smoking. In the early 1990s, less than 1% of those seeking relationships met through personal ads. But by 2005, 37% of Internet users said they had dated someone they'd met online. Brad Weisberg, co-founder of TheJMom.com, said his site uses "old-school traditional values" to make matches. It charges between $10 and $18 a month for a subscription. Jewish mothers can post photos of their families and look for commonalities in their children's education, values and personalities.
by Susan Donaldson James
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