Internet dating watchdog sites
Membership was opened in December 2013 to all online dating service providers in the product categories covered by ODA (See “Scope of ODA Membership” below).
It is enjoyed daily by millions and is the largest single source of new relationships.
This can create uncertainties, vulnerabilities as people hopefully move into those new friendships and relationships.
The feeling within the sector in the last few years was that it was time we took some collective responsibility for our market and our users as well as exercising responsibility as individual service providers.
This is generally evident from the marketing material, site format and the profiles permitted.
The ODA position is not making a moral judgement with this decision but recognising the fundamentally different characteristic and purposes of services.