This section also includes any relevant facts about dating, relationships, and marriage that I thought would be of interest to the dating industry.The second part is for actual dating services (this includes dating sites and dating apps).This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.Technology and competition for this lucrative market has made a mockery of it.To the average person, thanks to bad press and other contributing factors, online dating has become somewhat of an un-trusted source for meeting people.For a monthly fee, dating sites claim they'll do the math for you and spit out your soul mate in return.
A common complaint shared by seasoned online daters who have tried various dating sites is that, rarely do the multitude of matchmaking services live up to their claims.
While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.
The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages (including media packages), the actual dating service website (or their parent company website), and multiple website measurement services.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.