Matchmakers, Speed Daters Face Tight Deadline

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Registration for speed-dating events and online subscriptions to the various dating Web sites, they said, increase by 15 to 20 percent in January and February. reported a 40 percent spike in new membership compared to the slower holiday period leading up to Christmas.

"The increase in registration activity is pretty evenly split between men and women," said Craig Wax, the senior vice president and the general manager of in North America, which has headquarters in Dallas. "Love has no gender bias."

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