By 2009, that number had grown to around 20 per cent for heterosexual couples, and 60 per cent for same-sex matches.An estimated 30 to 40 million North Americans now use online dating sites.Often, marriages would be arranged through family members but now, sites and apps have allowed single Muslims to meet others they can really connect with.
EPA/CJ GUNTHER " data-medium-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/17841986.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=300" data-large-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/17841986.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=1024" /A man smokes a cigarette in Hialeah, Fla., Feb.7, 2011.Today, online dating sites peddle a radical vision: a new future for love as we know it; a more efficient, more targeted way to meet a compatible mate. Forget about hanging out in bars, or volunteering at community functions, or awkwardly asking friends if their friends are single.Many of the biggest online sites are marketing themselves not just as places to get a date, but as a place to find a lifelong mate.X Signing up for Matchbox is free, but a single introduction is 0.A “one-to-one platinum service,” which includes meeting the person’s friends and family, and confirming details like health, education and employment, start at ,000.