Internet dating guardian article
Launched in 2004, Soulmates monetizes via paid monthly subscriptions that allow members to interact with other members.
As a dating site, Soulmates’ primary goal is to convert visitors into paid subscribers.
The Corporation also bought 6,541 copies of the Mail on Sunday, 6,407 copies of the Observer and 6,315 copies of the Sunday Telegraph.
The newspaper buying figures were released by the BBC under Freedom of Information Act laws.
Although the Guardian has a small circulation among the public, the paper was the second most ordered by the Beeb and cost the Corporation a total of £139,260 last year.
Guardian 69,212 £139,260Daily Telegraph 65,192 £98,029Financial Times 36,092 £97,674Times 70,605 £96,151Daily Mail 63,222 £42,167Daily Mirror 52,753 £35,597The Sun 56,317 £28,661Daily Express 32,316 £17,941Daily Star 14,439 £4,184 In the Sunday newspaper market the BBC spent the most money last year, £19,308, on buying a total of 7,946 copies of the Sunday Times.But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right site to find the long (or short)-term love you’re in search of? My Single Friend Dating profile: A gaggle of genuinely nice-sounding people mostly looking for ‘banter’ as well as The One. It’s not the biggest site out there, but there have been dozens of MSF weddings already…USP: Friends write the daters’ profiles for them, so you get to hear all about your potential date from the people who love them most, plus your BFF can sell you so you don’t have to write a cringe-worthy profile about yourself. Guardian Soulmates Dating profile: Lefty creatives, mostly from Hackney. Anecdotal evidence provides that numerous couples and friends have met through the site.There’s also a verification policy, meaning you’re slightly less likely to encounter weirdos than you might be on other sites.URL: Putting a price on love: A minimum of £16 a month.
Doing Something Dating profile: A creative crowd with hipsterish leanings. Possibly not as great as it is on other sites, given that this one has fewer members than most.