Q&A: What’s Up With Online Dating Sites?

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QUESTION: Are on-line dating sites for hooking up to have sex real or something for people to make money?

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For-profit sites are businesses and so they certainly exist to turn a profit just like any other for-profit business.

They’re both. For-profit sites (for examples, sites that accept advertising money or that charge people to be members) are businesses and so they certainly exist to turn a profit just like any other for-profit business.

That said, they often do help people make connections for dating or sexual encounters.

That doesn’t mean that all of a site’s members will be successful in finding someone to date or have sex with, but the main sites that I know of do certainly help some people find others.

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Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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