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Rise, Fall and Trends of Dating Sites in 2012

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Year 2012 has gone and the world is in 2013, the world of online dating has seen so many ups and down last year. Sites that has climbed the world of online dating by making fast progress in early months of 2012 was not in the list or we can say that out of Google ranking by Dec 2012.

Sites like and and was on the top of Google searches have vanished when Google refined their ranking algorithm for artificial SEO and they don’t even appear in the top 100.


On the flip side India has come to age as the younger generation wanting to get into the online dating scene like, Date IITians and which are getting very popular in the Indian subcontinent.

However, in the midst of Google slashing the rankings for many dating sites, some sites enjoyed tremendous growth such as, Datehookup, okcupid, mingle2 and Jumpdates. It seems that whatever these sites were doing in 2012 was looking very good in the eyes of Google and as such these sites benefited.

The mobile dating app trend that started in year 2011 has peaked to new heights in 2012 and all the major players launched frequent updates of their app to increase user experience. Year 2013 is the year when we will see more competition in this area, don’t out on the article What’s in Store for Free Dating Sites in 2013.

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Shift in the Thanksgiving Gifting Trends

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Thanksgiving dates back to 1621 when a group of English people came and settled in America in 1620 during the rough winter conditions. Most of them could not survive but those who did, attempted to grow crops for sustenance though they had no knowledge of farming in this new frontier. The Wampanoag tribe came to their rescue and taught them the method of farming.

Shift in the Thanksgiving Gifting Trends

Shift in the Thanksgiving Gifting Trends

The new settlers got a bumper harvest and wanted to thank the Almighty and express their gratitude to the Wampanoag tribe as well. All were invited to the grand feast where the natives brought their own harvest food as well. This is how the custom of Thanksgiving was born.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in America on the fourth Thursday of November and is a time to have fun with loved ones and friends. The family gets together to give thanks to the Creator and spending quality time with family. Thanksgiving dinner is a complete family affair and Thanksgiving gifts are mainly gifts related to the table to make the dinner experience more enjoyable and memorable.

Thanksgiving changed over the years with people expressing their gratitude towards family and friends along with thanks to the Almighty. Families get together on Thanksgiving and enjoy the traditional sumptuous meal that have been painstakingly prepared. Later, friends too were invited over to join the Thanksgiving dinner with the host preparing the traditional Turkey and the friends who came over would get gifts for the host. Traditionally gifts brought were wine bottles, table cutlery, centerpieces or fruit baskets.

Gifting trends have changed with change in technology. Electronic gadgets and appliances have gained popularity as Thanksgiving gifts due to its high versatility.These now include music players, game consoles, tablets and kitchen appliances too. The son chooses to gift his father with an iPad!

A long weekend for Thanksgiving has made it very convenient to make it a travel weekend. It is one of the busiest times for travel for most people. Remember to plan your holiday well in advance. With so many getaway options available a lot of dating couples gift a holiday to their partner.

Expressing gratitude through gifts has always been the norm. With the change in lifestyle the trends in gifting has changed considerably. The scope of gifting has further narrowed down to men, women and kids.

A guy can be gifted wine tumblers, bar set, engraved wine bottle stoppers, monogrammed party plates, thermometer, tool set, photo frames and eatables. A woman can be gifted knive sets, electric knife, napkin ring sets, wine bottles, gourmet herb garden basket, wine stoppers, cookware, pitcher, place-mats, cookie jars and a whole lot of eatable goodies. For the teenagers nail art patches, boxers, candy or lollipops make an acceptable gift. For a child it can be books with pictures and clothes.

Unique Thanksgiving gifts which are eco-friendly too have become highly popular. There are re-usable paper plates, organic fruit basket. Others unique gift options are universal remote control bottle opener; nail patches, set of olive oil, ceramic decanters, Swiss cheese boards, cheese plates and bottle openers. For couples who are dating, a weekend spent together at some destination as per the interest of both is one of the awesome gifts that can be given for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving gift basket can be loaded with various gift articles besides the traditional one too. The change in thinking and attitude towards life has a tremendous impact on Thanksgiving gifts that have become more utility gifts rather than simply following the tradition of restricting the gifts to table gifts.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
—Melody Beattie

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Addiction, Need or Trend – Why Singles Gets Attracted to This

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Online singles are in search for friends, dating partners, friends with benefit or soul mates and to find this they often log on to free dating sites. Singles with different interests choose online dating and this is what categorizes them in various sections.

Addiction, Need or Trend – Why Singles Gets Attracted to This

Addiction, Need or Trend – Why Singles Gets Attracted to This

Critics and researcher has always placed free dating sites as an addiction material where young online singles seem glued to their computer and spend literally hours on end. These sites have also been accused of increasing the fraud cases on the internet. However, the truth is that there is a large section of our society that rely on free dating sites and in fact they register to these dating sites with various reasons we discussed.

Now, as most of the popular free dating sites are coming up their free mobile dating app, this has become the trend to have online dating profile on varies free dating sites. To be honest free dating sites is an addiction to find true love, a need to find a soul mate and a trend that will stay till men and women acquiesce to their true love and soul mate.

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