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“Whenever there’s a site that’s outside a more traditional niche like religion or politics, it becomes easier to make fun of,” says Carter.Of course, the owners of the services don’t mind the teasing.Michael Carter, president of Passions Network, which owns Trek Passions.com, says one of the most routine reasons people write him to cancel their Star Trek accounts is that they found a match.
”On Trek Passions.com, one 22-year-old user from Texas headlines his profile: “Beam me up…to the attractive Trekkies:)” He goes on to say, “I love Star Trek TOS”—that stands for The Original Series, for the uninitiated—“Makes paying for Netflix worth it all by itself. In his book Love in the Time of Algorithms, Dan Slater writes that roughly 15 million users in North America alone used interest-specific dating sites in 2011, proof of the shift from the “bookend theory” popularized by Match.com, on which the goal was to win over every “book” on the shelf, to these niche sites.
It’s not known if Successful Match will appeal the jury’s decision, the BBC reported.
Is your idea of a good date dinner, a movie, and a passionate debate about whether Gul Dukat, even though he hurt a lot of Bajorans while commanding Terok Nor, is good or evil?
Screenshots of Positive Singles taken in 2011 state registration was “100% confidential,” but as of Thursday, the website no longer uses the word confidential anywhere on its registration page.
“All your personal information can be private and anonymous until you want to take things further,” the website now states at the bottom of its page.The appeal: they are “judgment-free zones where the like-minded can mingle freely and furtively.”Count Trekkies among the group giving that idea the Vulcan salute.“Star Trek fans are nerds,” says Oliver Gough, owner of Star Trek