I think that now on line dating and social networking is in a SECOND BIG BUBBLE, that will explode soon. Some problems begin to appear in many sites that conversion rate from users to clients is decreasing because the database is full of rubbish, ads, persons that tell lies or not exist, persons that use retouched or fake photos, etc. (LOW RELIABILITY)
The strategy to give free memberships to have a good amount of users and then try to convert them in clients will not work any more, because they remain as users for ever and ever.
The FUTURE will be offering high reliability and high precision in on line dating techniques, creating demand of the service with LESS SPEED, LESS photos, LESS videos, LESS instant messaging. ONLY HIGH RELIABILITY.
A new niche market :
- persons that have been hurt in their feelings by others in many on line dating sites. Many people COMPLAINT ABOUT AN IMPORTANT THING: SOONER OR LATER, they want to contact COMPATIBLE REAL PERSONS, so they will need reliability / high precision in on line dating.
- persons that are SEARCHING for a multicultural on line dating. (e.g. a German person living in Germany and compatible with a Brazilian person who speaks Portuguese and lives in Australia)
- persons that have time to wait. (perhaps as long as a whole year, or more).
And all of them have the same reason to pay a fee
This fee will work as a barrier to avoid free users, who could hurt their feelings.