More niche dating and high satisfaction rates spur continued uptick in interest according to an infographic released on Thursday, Ssepr. 19 by Christian Love. With online dating numbers rising steadily over the last half-decade, new dating sites are looking to grab their niche customers. The niche dating services serve individuals with specific needs well, and now an infographic from ChristianLove.com is showing that the growing market for finding a soul mate is larger than ever.
The newest numbers from the National Academy of Sciences shows that nearly a third of Americans have met their spouse online, while relationships cultivated online have also been found to be more satisfying. It may be surprising for those who believe a person-to-person meeting creates strong chemistry, as those who started online relationships actually are more satisfied with the overall relationship on average.
The online dating industry has seen a huge boom, now marking $1 billion in total revenue each year. Meanwhile, the mobile dating market has now grown to 500 million. Experts are now betting that the market will reach double its current income by 2013, with individuals spending $239 per year to sign up and attain site benefits to find their matches.
The infographic shows that more than 40 million American are currently using some form of online dating services, while the average user spends nearly a half hour on the dating site. Women have the pick of the litter as there is a 3-to-1 margin of men to women. Women were found to be more choosy than men when it came to responding. This proves that once again men are the hunters in the gender dynamic, while women are the “catchers” when it comes to dating.
ChristianLove's infographic shows that since 2010, over 17% of couples who married met through online dating. That total means that one out of every six married couples met online. And with the current uptick in online dating, that number is almost sure to rise.
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