The Economy May Be Tanking, But Love Is Lookin’ Up!

Originally uploaded by erin m issued a press release today that although the economy might be taking a swift kick, signing up for online sites like,, and of course, is on the rise. The release claimed that when times take a turn for the worse, more people reach out for support, and are looking out for a significant other.

The press release says: “Recently released statistics from show a spike in new members of 47% over the last quarter, accelerating a trend that started at the beginning of 2008. In addition, matches are up 125%, as members are renewing their subscriptions and finding more perfect matches than ever before.”

DC regularly rates among the “best cities for singles” according to various different publications and sources – which is actually a stat often taken by counting how many people from a given region are signing up for these online dating sites. Which, I don’t think makes it a “great city for singles” since clearly people are turning to the internet for love instead of being able to find it in-person. (I have plenty of girlfriends who will tell you that’s the darn truth!) But the best singles city ranking does mean that a lot of people are online in DC looking for love. So… or e-harmony anyone? Craigslist? Where have you had the best luck in online love in DC?

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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