03/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

4 Reasons Why Online Dating Will Weather The Economic Storm

The Washington Post claims that in this time of economic hardship, the Market For Romance Sinks, Along With Economy. However, one aspect of the dating industry remains unscathed: online dating.

Dinners at restaurants have been replaced by cooking at home, seeing movies in the theaters -- at a whopping $12 a ticket --seems excessive when you can wait until the film in on DVD, and traveling? For fun? Not in this economy!

But one social activity that's NOT seeing a dip in participation is online dating. According to The New York Times, had its strongest fourth quarter in the last seven years. An easy explanation is that though times may be tough, loneliness is loneliness, no matter how much money you have in your bank account.

Rich or poor, employed or recently laid off, everyone wants to have love. With that in mind, here are four reasons why online dating is recession proof.

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