The app Hornet, which caters to the gay male community, has seen a 30-percent increase in social feed engagement since social distancing measures began in mid-March, according to CEO Christof Wittig. And the dating app Tinder reported that it saw more engagement on March 29 than on any other day in its history, with more than 3 billion users swiping to connect with people, according to an April 1 press release. In 2020, online dating revenue in the U.S. amounted to 602 million U.S. dollars, and it is projected to reach 755 billion U.S. dollars by 2024. The number of users is also expected to see an annual increase, with 53.3 million Americans expected to use internet dating services in 2024, up from 44.2 million users in 2020. That year, paying customers accounted for approximately 15 percent of U.S. online dating users. While many dating sites and apps are free, some platforms use a freemium pricing model that supports online purchases.
Some online dating apps have been working on implementing new features to prevent catfishing—other companies are even producing AI intelligence to fend against it.
The revenue from this industry and its frequency of use are astronomical.
Even if the person you’re meeting volunteers to pick you up, avoid getting into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s the first meeting.
OkCupidwas created in 2004 by a group of friends from Harvard University.
When you engage in social events where you’re likely to meet new people, the pool of those who are single and looking is much smaller than when you’re on an app or dating site where everyone is in the same boat as you. Research shows, however, there are negative side effects of online dating, particularly for young women. People cite the obvious reasons for being on dating apps, such as seeking a long-term partner or a sexual encounter; the split is fairly even.
If you have a child from the ages of 7 -10 and/or in the 1st grade – 5th grade, then think about attending the cub scout meeting in Ahwatukee on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:45pm. The meeting will be held at Sierra Elementary School:
Kyrene de la Sierra
1122 E. Liberty Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85048
For additional information about the cub scouts, visit their website at:
Ahwatukee Coach Pitch Little League was featured on ABC 15’s Fouhy’s Small Stars. Here is a video showing a game between the White Sox and Twins.
Games are played at Mountain Vista Park (north of Sports Authority /FedEx & Peter Piper Pizza) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Starting times for games on the weekday are 5pm & 6pm and on Saturdays games are scheduled at 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am. The baseball games have an hour time limit or when each team bats 3 times. A game might be less than an hour if a team(s) is descent at hitting, which reduces the total number of pitches a batter receives (the quickest game I have seen was 45 minutes). The number of pitches tossed to a batter can be 4-5 (depending on what the coaches agree to before the game).
Ahwatukee Coach Pitch Little League begins in early April and ends in early May. For the most part, you can expect at least 1 game during the week (the most will be 2 games) and a game on Saturday. As far as practice times goes, this will vary depending on the each team / coach.
The age of the boys and girls range from 4-7 and the teams for the 2013 year includes:
This video is more of a “feel good” story and does not show the many talented kids at this age level. Yes, some kids do get bored, play with dirt during the game and the overall experience for the kids and parents is definitely “fun,” but there are many kids that hit, field and catch well at the coach pitch level.