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Online Dating Service Shuts Down

( - March 29, 2006) Spark Networks has shut down its online dating service,, which targeted gays and lesbians. The closure took place earlier this month and the Website now redirects users to American Singles.

Online Dating Magazine inquired about the closure and outstanding subscriptions and was told the following by a representative of Spark Networks:

"Outstanding subscriptions were refunded. If a former Glimpse member logs into American Singles, their profile information is automatically transferred."

No comment was provided as to why the closure took place.

"Things just shut down two weeks ago and logins were automatically redirected to American Singles, which not only costs more to join but provides none of the free services did," says an Online Dating Magazine reader, who emailed the publication inquiring about the closure. "What a way to lose customers!" claimed to have 500,000 gay and lesbian members, saying that " members come from big cities and small towns in the U.S. and abroad, and everyone's looking to meet someone new."

"It's never a good thing when an online dating service that has hundreds of thousands of members closes its doors," says Joe Tracy, Publisher of Online Dating Magazine. "This move came about the same time that ChristianMingle was changed to, so obviously Spark Networks is making several moves to reposition itself within the industry. I doubt that will redirect to American Singles forever, so I'm sure there's a plan in place for that domain name."

Editor's Note (May 2010): Spark Networks can't seem to keep its online dating services open. It has now closed down American Singles.

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