When you walk out your front door out in the country, there might be one person within 10 miles." Once ridiculed as the last resort for losers, online dating has exploded.
Since the sites launched, the two biggest dating sites -- and e Harmony -- boast a combined 151 million users.
And newer, niche sites are allowing people to weed through those numbers to find exactly what they're seeking.
Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, said, "Psychologists really know that we tend to gravitate to people who are from the same socioeconomic background, same level of intelligence, same level of good looks, same religious and social values and somebody with the lifestyle that you're used to." Kliebenstein said, "When you're marrying someone that farms, you're marrying their career, not just the person." After dating for two years, Kleibenstein and Welper got engaged, and then married. Miller added that Farmers now has one million users -- more than the founders ever imagined possible.
I had horrible experiences." So Welper went online to a dating website called Farmers