This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
I've decided to organize the statistics and facts into two main areas.
The first will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.
The second are will be for actual dating services and be divided accordingly.
This is an ongoing project that I plan to add to regularly.
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David Spark (@dspark) is a veteran tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, a firm that helps companies build their industry voice through storytelling.
His technology report, The Spark Minute, can be heard every day on Green 960 and 910 KNEW in San Francisco.
There used to be an old saying, "You won't meet anyone if you don't go out." Not true anymore. I have seen this behavior more so in women, than in men.
Online dating allows us to meet MORE people by being a recluse. When I get into conversations with women about dating, they always paint a picture of who their ideal mate is.
Not only will you see more people, you can find exactly the person you want, or so we've been led to believe. I remember being in a car with three women who each went through a laundry list of criteria for their perfect mate.
If you've always wanted an athletic guy, who's Mormon, likes travel, and lives within 20 miles of you, you can find him! All I could think was "good luck." But these criteria can sometimes be very strong.