The new social networking website, WordPress, is giving sites that offer free dating a shot at creating a viral buzz, according to a new report from the New York Times.
The site has been getting a lot of buzz, and its founder, Matt Mullenweg, told the NYT he’s “a little bit overwhelmed” with the attention the site is getting.
But he insists that it’s a great time to be a blogger.
“We are having this big surge of interest, and I’m hoping that it will be a good year,” he said.
The Times report found that sites like OkCupid, Bumble and Tinder are all generating a lot more traffic than before.
“I think we are going to see a very similar year to last year,” Mullenwes said, according the NYT.
“It’s a really big year.”
He said that the site has already racked up over 4.2 million page views.
“The first year was a little bit of a fluke,” he told the Times.
“But we’re doing really well, and it feels good to see that.”
There are plenty of free dating sites out there, but Mullenhough said that some sites are going a little too far, using paid services to create a fake profile and lure potential dates into a virtual world.
“If someone is going to say they are going out for a date and they have a photo, it’s going to be really hard to go to that website and say, ‘I’m not dating a person I’ve never met before,'” he said in the NYT article.
“You don’t have the profile pictures.
You don’t know where they are.
It’s not as fun.”
MullenWeg said he has a lot to be proud of.
“This year I’ve been really proud of how well it’s gone,” he wrote on Facebook.
“And I feel like I’ve made something out of nothing.
I feel very blessed and humbled.
And, most importantly, I know that we have a lot going on in the world, and that’s what makes me feel really good about it.”