So much has been written about the phenomena of online dating that I thought I'd pretty much read it all. It's obvious, right? Matching people via online profiles in which they may or may not be truthful in is clearly a challenge, in both the data and the unpredictable human element involved. The efforts are often unsuccessful and have their pitfalls, but companies who get it right have the potential to make a lot of money.
Although technology plays an important part in today's modern world, Nothing replaces meeting people in "real time". You really don't know someone until you spend quality one on one time.