After Singles Become Couples In The Cyber World And Real World – Then What?
A couples online community that connects couples with similar interests around the corner and around the world has opened its doors and couples are enthusiastically joining daily.
‘Couplesworldwide’ understands that finding a suitable partner, whether online or in the real world, is only half the challenge; the other is making new couple friends and having the resources readily available to support and enrich their new life together.
Once singles become couples, they often find that the support of their old single friendships have dwindled, as their interests are now different. Many young couples lives are evolving as they get married, have children, change jobs, relocate, buy a new home, and they need to make couple friends who are at similar crossroads in their lives.
Every year, millions of couples find each other either on-line or by the traditional methods through friends, work or church. e-Harmony states that 33,000 of their members have married within a 12 month period and Match.com claims that last year 400,000 singles found love on their site. With over 59 million married couples in the USA, ‘Couplesworldwide’ recognized the need for a fun couples online community. As stated by one member, “It is a great website. It is about time someone did this. I can't believe it hasn't been done before for couples”. How is it done?
Sheila Zamel, the CEO says: ‘We have developed a safe, fun and easy way for couples (non swingers) to find other couples like themselves, to develop new friendships within their community. Because we are an international couples community, we also provide the vehicle for couples to communicate and meet other couples around the globe when they travel.” International membership includes countries such as Australia, China, India, Russia, United Kingdom and the Unites States.
Couples register by filling out a profile application about themselves, which include questions about their interests, hobbies, sports, music and food. As safety is paramount, all applications are reviewed before membership is approved and all personal information is held in the strictest of confidence.
Zamel comments, “We have gone beyond just matching couples by offering information, contests, games, guest speakers, area hosts and real world events." What makes ‘Couplesworldwide’ unique is the multiple ways members can connect with each other by using web chat, instant messaging, email, forums, blogs, picture and audio/video galleries and creating their own social groups. There is no charge for standard membership and couples are also eligible to win cash prizes for becoming members and inviting other couples to join.
“The key objectives of this online community are to offer everything of interest for couples in a fun and informative way and to encourage and provide tools for the transition from cyber world interaction to real world activities and friendships,” states Zamel.