The Dating Services industry has exhibited strong revenue growth over the past five years as a growing number of consumers use the internet to look for love. The proliferation of broadband internet connections and greater legitimacy surrounding online dating has helped the industry outpace the overall economy and capture a rising share of the consumer dollar. Furthermore, companies that are able to take advantage of rising smartphone adoption in the United States have been highly successful, with many operators offering services exclusively through mobile apps. The Dating Services industry will continue to benefit from rising demand; however, revenue is expected to decelerate over the five years to 2022. Overall, growth in key drivers such as the number of mobile internet connections, the percentage of services conducted online, and population expansion in the 20-to-64 age demographic is expected to slow, tempering industry revenue.
Companies in this industry provide services facilitating clients meeting one another, usually with the intent of pursuing romantic relationships. Services can be provided via phone, internet, magazine and newspaper. The industry also includes companies that specialize in singles events, such as speed dating. It does not include social networking sites.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.