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Some are turning to local social groups and find the experience beneficial.
“I meet people through my church singles group, internet, and friends,” said Laura of Fayetteville.
Plenty of Fish, Myspace and other free sites have millions of members who browse listings of other singles in their geographic areas and though it may be more difficult to determine if the person behind the profile is a match, once a conversation begins between people, it either takes off and they find something in common or it fizzles quickly, leaving them to continue on their way without wasting time on a relationship that would not have worked.
“I have met some wonderful people online—girls and guys that have become important friends to me.
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“While I haven’t met the love of my life there, I have had a lot of fun with it,” And that seems to be the bottom line for most singles.
Though they may work at meeting that special person, the journey seems to be just as important as the destination.
Most are looking for more personal connections and finding the internet as the place for initial contact, then move into meeting at public places.
Scott, 33, of Fayetteville agreed that the internet works. You can find out a lot about someone from their profiles and not have to wonder if they have kids.” While matchmaking sites such as and E-Harmony are popular (boasts 15 million members) just as many sites that don’t charge fees are gaining in popularity as places to find prospective dates.
Singles in Northwest Arkansas appear to be meeting more online than off. “If you are not into the bar scene it really is difficult to meet people.