said Tuesday that third-quarter profit jumped 60% from a year ago, driven by more singles opting to pay for online dating services.
Match Group, the owner of online dating apps such as Tinder and Plenty of Fish, reported a profit of .4 million, compared with a profit of .3 million a year earlier.
Other sites depend on advertising for their revenue.
Sites may offer additional services, such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.
Some sites provide free registration, but may offer services which require a monthly fee.
Match metaphors are conceptual frameworks that allow individuals to make sense of new concepts by drawing upon familiar experiences and frame-works.
Members use criteria other members set, such as age range, gender and location.
Online dating sites use market metaphors to match people.