INDUS BUSINESS JOURNAL -- Mar 1 -- Young South Asians are increasingly using online dating and matrimonial sites. Shaadi.com offers 21 choices of community from Assamese Hindus to Tamil Hindus to Buddhist to Jain. SuitableMatch.com, offers matches by religion, community or country. BharatMatrimony.com offers profiles from a choice of 15 languages. It is these details that make these sites more potentially successful. Desimatch.com and Merapyar.com cater to the younger crowd. BharatMatrimony was launched in 1997 as a "serious" matrimonial portal and has 7.5 million members, 300,000+ in the US. Subscription run from $39 for three months to $125 for nine months. DesiMatch.com, with about 25,000 members, commands a $15 monthly fee or $60 for six months. Shaadi.com has about 5 million members with 15-20% in the US. A three-month subscription is $42, and a year costs $110.
The full article was originally published at Indus Business Journal, but is no longer available.