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Launched in February, DharmaDate, at www. The globalization of Buddhism combined with rapid growth in online dating has created a demand for a way for practitioners to meet online.
Yet, so far, there has been no service dedicated just to Buddhists. It has become the 4 religion in the USA with more than 2 million adherents.
Buddhism has shown similar growth throughout the Americas and in Europe. Yet, many Western Buddhists may have limited access to a local Dharma center and, as a result, they may meet few other practitioners in their daily lives.
At the same time, online dating has moved from the last resort of the computer savvy and socially awkward into the mainstream. InMatch.
After the two Buddhists met at a Tibetan Buddhist center in Virginia, they bemoaned the lack of options for Buddhists in the West to meet each other. The pair decided to collaborate on a way to use the internet to help bring Buddhists together.
They came up with the concept for DharmaDate and then provided financing for the service from their personal funds. The format of DharmaDate is similar to other online dating sites, but its approach is adapted to the needs and interests of Buddhists. A new member can the site for free by posting a personal ad with a photo.
To create the ad, new members fill out an interactive questionnaire that allows them to describe themselves and talk about what kind of person they want to meet. Visitors to the site can also browse created by others to find someone who matches their interests.
During its launch period, the service is offering various incentives to encourage new members to create an ad on the site. As a service to the Buddhist community, the site also offers free e-books and articles on all traditions of Buddhism and on relationship issues. DharmaDate will also donate a percentage of profits to support Buddhist groups.
Instead, we hope to offer those with a serious interest in Buddhism a place to easily meet likeminded people. DharmaDate was deed initially to meet the needs of Buddhist singles living in the West.
But its founders also hope that the service will help bridge the gap between Asian and Western Buddhists. And, people who are not single can use the site to meet new friends, perhaps in a country they would like to visit. DharmaDate can be found at www.
Basic membership including a personal ad with photos is free.