Long distance relationships are part of online dating success, and this can happen.However, if you do start to communicate with someone who is living in another city and can't afford a plane ticket to visit, consider your options carefully. That's how much online dating companies are expected to make in 2013 by helping lonely hearts find love on the Internet.The industry has been growing steadily for half a decade, so it's no wonder that older digital yentas like and e are seeing competition from app startups like the enthusiastic Let's Date, the gay and bisexual service Grindr, and the somewhat-forward Down (if you must ask the question "to do what?"You can stare at someone's dating profile forever but know within the first five minutes of meeting them whether it's going to be a fit," Mc Leod said.
She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.Investors certainly see a business potential: The company raised million this fall.But their model is actually surprisingly hard to execute well."No one wants to say, oh, check it out, I just joined this dating site.""Getting enough people in the room all at once that it has a critical mass—it's hard," Mc Leod said.This site charges members a fee per month for membership.With over 20 million members, radio and TV advertisements and a vast internet presence, they are truly an effective income-generator. charges .99 for a one-month membership while boasting about its 29 million members.