Dating Websites Get Sick of Flings and Start Wooing Couples

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Dating websites don’t want to pressure their users, but it’s time to discuss where this is all going. Don’t get them wrong, it’s been fun arranging algorithmic matches and occasionally getting lucky. But the average user spends about seven to nine months with a dating website before disappearing, and brands like and HowAboutWe are looking for more of a commitment.

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