Remember this fascinating article? (It’s about those www.CITYNAMEsingles.com signs that were nearly ubiquitous 6-9 months ago.) If you don’t remember, or haven’t seen it, it’s worth a read. I have only an anecdotal note to add.
Where Are They Now?
Driving around the other night, I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I hadn’t seen one of these things in quite a while. I wasn’t sure if the parent company (“Together Dating”, or one of several other aliases) had gone belly-up, or if only my local (Silicon Valley) franchise had folded.
A quick visit to one of the parent web sites revealed that the company is still active, although it seems to have closed many of its field offices. (It seems to have pulled out of Florida entirely, for instance.)
A google search reveals some possible reasons (warning: slightly spammy links, ironically enough) for both the shrinkage in field offices, and the disappearance of the signs. Whatever the reason, I’m glad to see the back of them.