Her customers LOVED being able to meet singles in person and then communicate with them privately online…reminds me how AOL IM became so popular among teenagers in middle school/highschool.

Depending on the membership package her services included matchmaking services, background checks, and free trips.

Sometimes I think it’s because I’ve probably experienced the worst of relationships but also the best one with my husband.

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A few times a month she would hold events in the comfort of her home that for African American Singles; all promotions were done offline locally.

Where she would make her money is having this network of African American Singles register on her website, Mocha

The last I heard they were pulling in 15,000 new registered users (not members) a day.

But instead investigating the large dating companies further, eharmony, lavalife, tickle, and Date.com, I decided to take a look at a company who owns Niche Dating websites.

She didn’t have millions of members but she did have a 100-150 dedicated member paying a registration fee each month.

Her registration fee was not .99 BUT was – 99 a year depending on the package.

My Space very quickly took away 1,000’s of paying members from Dating sites.

Users asked themselves, “Why pay .99 a month when I can create my own profile, view other user’s profiles, and chat directly with them?

Around this time was getting national media attention and Dr.