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The U.S. Dating Services Market

280 Pages Marketdata Enterprises Inc. January 01, 2012 SKU: RF6773764

This is the ONLY in-depth business analysis that covers ALL segments of the Dating Service Industry. This market is newer, and thus has no trade association performing market research. This newly updated 6th edition Marketdata study is a fascinating analysis of the matchmaking industry. The popularity of dating services has been strong lately, helped in part by the recession as well as recent economic and political turmoil.

The Dating Service market is currently a $2.1 billion business in the U.S. Online dating services have soared in popularity since 2001 and represent 53% of the market’s value. The Web has revolutionized this business and has brought affordable and convenient matchmaking to the masses. Unfortunately, dating website revenues are expected to grow only 7.5% this year. The U.S. market has become saturated with 1,500+ sites and free dating sites. Competition from popular social networking sites, attract cost-conscious singles which ultimately has also affected this market.  Matchmakers are currently posting moderate growth, but off-line chains, radio datelines and print personals continue to slide.

The study examines: market size/forecasts and segments from 1994 to the 2015 Forecast. Separate in-depth chapters cover: Dating Websites, Dating Service Chains with physical offices, Independent Matchmakers and Dating Coaches, Radio Datelines, Print Personals, Phone Chat Lines, and Singles Publications.

The study examines how dating services operates focusing specifically on typical revenues/fees/profits, negative image problems and often unethical sales practices. This report also includes detailed profiles of the top matchmakers/dating coaches in the U.S., singles demographics, factors affecting demand, and the latest Census data/national & state operating ratios.

Competitor profiles for: eLove (Together/The Right One), Great Expectations,, eHarmony, Meetic, It’s Just Lunch, Yahoo Personals, Plenty of Fish, Singlesnet, PerfectMatch,, Friendfinder Networks, Teligence, Qwest Personals, Lavalife, The Matchmaking Institute, Spark Networks and more are also included within the report.

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The U.S. Dating Services Market

Marketdata Enterprises Inc.
January 01, 2012

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