Craigslist personals postings and e registrations have each seen 20% increases in 2008.
has seen an even larger spike; its memberships were 22% higher in December than they were in the same period last year.
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Even more interesting, both e Harmony and reported especially high traffic on days when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted."We had our third busiest weekend of the year following the five-year low in the stock market," said Mandy Ginsberg, general manager of North America.
That was in mid-November, a historically slow time for Internet dating.
But ask people who were brave enough to check their 401(k) balances at that time: November was historic for other reasons too.
Not only did the Dow dip below 8,000, but the unemployment rate in California also climbed well above the national average (to 8.2%) and housing prices were down 40% from their peak just 18 months prior.