Some charge a fee for certain amounts of chat time. Some rely on advertising or memberships. View N Me, for example used to charge $20 for a one-month basic membership that allows users to view messages, request dates, join speed dating sessions and participate in one-on-one video chats. The site has since become free. Safety is a particular concern, and companies deal with it in different ways. Marcel Cafferata of San Jose, Calif., founder of Video Date, says it does not use phone numbers or e-mails, and messages delete after 24 hours. At Date.fm, the focus is on simplicity: Date.fm asks “really basic questions, and finds you potential matches. It then shows you pictures this website with each user’s age and general location, and you like or dislike them.
Full story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2014/01/26/dating-mobile-phone-video/4674651/