The programs come in response to the country's population woes.Due primarily to younger generations losing interest in getting married and starting families, the population has actually shrunk by more than 1 million since 2010.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.Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where sites appear on the page (including, for example, the order in which they appear).
At the end of November 2004, there were 844 lifestyle and dating sites, a 38 percent increase since the start of the year, according to Hitwise Inc.
A number of countries with dwindling populations desperately want their citizens to have more sex, but Japan is going the extra mile.
Around the country, local Japanese governments have set up speed-dating services where people can come to meet potential lifelong partners.
Online dating services generally require a prospective member to provide personal information, before they can search the service provider's database for other individuals using criteria they set, such as age range, gender and location.
Most sites allow members to upload photos of themselves and browse the photos of others.