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Planning Retirement Online

Guide to Over-50s Internet Dating

Part 2 - How Sites are Managed

Many  internet dating sites are connected through umbrella companies. 

The Telegraph
Times and Sunday Times

The above websites are all run by the Dating Lab which means that your profile will appear on each of these sites (and some others) regardless of which one you signed up to.

Global Personals is one of the largest international online dating companies and the parent company of White Label Dating which provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure for many sites including:

Mature Free and Single
Dating Over 50
The Independent's online dating advice page

Guide to Internet Dating

Some sites are independently managed. For example Guardian Soulmates used to be owned by The Dating Lab but in 2011 the Guardian brought it back in-house.

How sites are managed is relevant in terms of the size of the market. Clearly smaller niche sites operated through an umbrella company may not have the volume that a larger site will. Similarly if paying for one site puts your profile across a number of sites it is important to pay only once.

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This Guide is written by Retirement Specialist Beth Campbell supported by members of the LaterLife team.  


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