The following categories of businesses and business practices are prohibited from using the Stripe Service ("Prohibited Businesses").
In 2008, a variation of the online dating model emerged in the form of introduction sites, where members have to search and contact other members, who introduce them to other members whom they deem compatible.
The types of businesses listed in the right column are representative, but not exhaustive.
If you are uncertain as to whether your business is a Prohibited Business, or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please contact us.
Most free dating websites depend on advertising revenue, using tools such as Google Ad Sense and affiliate marketing.
Since advertising revenues are modest compared to membership fees, this model requires a large number of page views to achieve profitability.