One of the world’s oldest professions is matchmaking, and given the role of technology in today’s world, it’s no surprise that the industry is booming.

With an explosion of new websites and apps, the dating services industry has performed very well in the past five years and is continuing to grow as today's singles turn to the Internet for help finding love.

– February 7, 2013–Decipher, a comprehensive market research services firm, has hired 22 new people after a year of record growth.

“We’re always looking forward, developing new technology that will meet our customers’ needs and adding these new staff members will keep us ahead of the game.” Read More… 5, 2013) – Kinesis Survey Technologies LLC (Kinesis), the industry leader for future-proof market research software solutions, today announces the latest version release of its panel management solution, Kinesis Panel™.

No, matchmakers haven't been made obsolete by the online scrum that is modern dating—and no, they're not just for investment bankers and trust funders.

You've got your feminist, hipster matchmakers; your pearls-and-LBD types; and those who specialize in LGBT clients.

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" Mr Rudder explained the tests helped the company refine its product."When we tell people they are a good match, they act as if they are," he wrote in the post. "We noticed recently that people didn't like it when Facebook 'experimented' with their news feed, but guess what everybody: If you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” Christian Rudder, president of OKCupid, wrote on the company’s blog."Even when they should be wrong for each other." "Most ideas are bad," he wrote. “That’s how websites work.” A spokeswoman said Ok Cupid, which has around 30 million users, planned to continue with the experiments, which are known in the business as A/B testing. In a tweet, University of Pennsylvania computer scientist Matt Blaze suggested a few new clauses for online user licensing agreements: "We reserve the right to induce despair" and "You agree that there will be no love, except the love of Big Brother." Experimenting on users without their consent could cost the company credibility, said Irina Raicu, director of the Internet ethics program at Santa Clara University.Dating Apps: Smartphones have brought online dating into the hands of thousands of Millennials through popular new apps.According to Business of Apps, the dating app Tinder is available in over 30 languages.It also offers “smart” folders to automatically organize projects for companies launching hundreds and even thousands of projects.