Trade Me announced last week that it had written off its million investment in the dating site because of competition from the likes of Tinder, and that it would "divert resources" to larger opportunities.
But it said Find Someone was still visited by more than 22,000 people each day and it did not intend to close the service.
Find Someone had a fairly even split between the genders, with 54 per cent of male members and 46 per cent female, Bridges said.
Two-thirds of members had never been married before. People only met online, and dated offline as with any other relationship, he said.
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Spokesman Logan Mudge played down the risk, saying it had no evidence that had happened and that staff vetted all photos that members uploaded to ensure they contained "nothing of a highly personal or salacious nature".According to information analytics provider Nielsen, Find Someone had a monthly average of 84,000 people visiting the site last year.NZ Dating had 86,000 average monthly visitors, while Zoosk had 30,000.Mudge said fewer than 10 per cent of Find Someone members chose to use the hidden photos feature and it was mainly useful for members trialling the service, who were limited in the number of photos they could show.He did not believe the risk of the vulnerability being exploited was high and said Trade Me did not believe it warranted taking down the photo service until a fix was in place.Elite Singles, an online dating agency which markets itself as a site for people seeking "a long-term, meaningful relationship" attracts a variety of people, spokeswoman Sophie Watson said."Their chief uniting factor is that they all express a desire to find a happy, long-term relationship and they don't want to spend their energy on casual dating."The "typical" Elite Singles member was educated (about 60 per cent have at least a bachelors degree), relatively affluent, and between the ages of 30 and 55.