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Global Online Dating Services Market 2017-2021

Global Online Dating Services Market 2017-2021

About Online Dating Services

Online dating services provide users the ideal platform to interact with the interested people through computer or mobile devices. Online dating services have become extremely credible with increasing number of users accepting the idea of meeting a random stranger through online dating services. Also, the verification processes are tightened due to which there are very few fake profiles, which make online dating service a safe environment for the users.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global online dating services market to grow at a CAGR of 5.31% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global online dating services market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from online dating services.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Online Dating Services Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Match.com
  • eHarmony
  • Tinder
  • Zoosk
Other prominent vendors
  • Badoo
  • BlackPeopleMeet
  • Bumble
  • Elite Singles
  • happn
  • OurTime
  • Spark
  • Tastebuds.fm
Market driver
  • Low hassle in order to find a partner
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limited trust on online dating services
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing number of users subscribing
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Online Dating Services Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global online dating services market: Match.com, eHarmony, Tinder, and Zoosk

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Badoo, BlackPeopleMeet, Bumble, Elite Singles, happn, OurTime, Spark, and Tastebuds.fm.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing number of users subscribing. The majority of online dating services are a freemium model where users get registered and use it for free till the user wants to subscribe to the added benefits of the subscription model. With increasing number of users opting for the subscription model, vendors do not share all their offerings with their users who still use it for free. This has resulted in an extremely low probability of a match for freemium users, which makes them want to opt for a subscription model. With the steady revenue stream offered by the subscription users to the vendor, they are tempted by the idea of tinkering with the matchmaking algorithm, which would enable more users to subscribe to their service. The vendor with the highest subscription revenue from its user base will be able to offer more offerings to its users. This will, in turn, increase the number of subscribers during the forecast period.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Low hassle in order to find a partner. Dating services are gaining popularity on the online platform from traditional dating services such as speed dating. Using smartphones, people can search for their dates without meeting them personally. Before dating became mainstream in the online environment, people used to spend a lot of time on trying to impress. With the availability of online dating, people can easily have access to different people. People can get to know the person and only then try to impress the person. Online dating, if successful, boosts the confidence of the person and enhances their social life.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Limited trust on online dating services. Despite online dating services being such a wide spread phenomenon, there is still a large segment of population that still do not agree with the idea of online dating. Online dating should be approached light heartedly in the beginning. However, there are people who still think adversely about the drastic consequences. Some of the aligning fears include an abrupt end to the relationship, increasing someone’s hopes, and feeling vulnerable in front of strangers. This is one of the major factors for people in South Asian countries. As these countries have a high population, the perception of dating service is a huge challenge to the online dating services market.

Companies Mentioned

Match.com, eHarmony, Tinder, Zoosk, Badoo, BlackPeopleMeet, Bumble, Elite Singles, happn, OurTime, Spark, and Tastebuds.fm.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global online dating services market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global online dating services market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global online dating services market by type
      • Table Global online dating services market by type in 2016 and 2021
    • Global online dating services market for marriage
      • Table Global online dating service market for marriage 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market for socializing
      • Table Global online dating services market for socializing 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market for casual relationship
      • Table Global online dating services market for casual relationship 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by gender
    • Global online dating services market by gender
      • Table Global online dating services market by gender 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global online dating services market for male
      • Table Global online dating services market for male 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market for female
      • Table Global online dating services market for female 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by revenue
    • Global online dating services market by revenue
      • Table Global online dating services market by revenue 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global online dating services market by advertising
      • Table Global online dating services market by advertising 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market by subscription
      • Table Global online dating services market by subscription 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by age
    • Global online dating services market by age
      • Table Global online dating services market by age 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global online dating services market for under 18 age group
      • Table Global online dating services market for under 18 age group 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market for 18-34 age group
      • Table Global online dating services market for 18-34 age group 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market for 35-49 age group
      • Table Global online dating services market for 35-49 age group 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global online dating services market for over 50 age group
      • Table Global online dating services market for over 50 age group 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by device
    • Global online dating services market by device
      • Table Global online dating services market by device 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global online dating services market by mobile
      • Table Global online dating services market by mobile 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Smartphone, tablet, and desktop shipments 2011-2016 (millions of units)
    • Global online dating services market by desktop
      • Table Global online dating services market by desktop 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global online dating services market by geography
      • Table Global online dating services market by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Online dating services market in Americas
      • Table Online dating services market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Online dating services market in EMEA
      • Table Online dating services market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Online dating services market in APAC
      • Table Online dating services market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Global online dating services market: Key leading countries
      • Table Top 10 countries in global online dating services market in 2016 (by revenue)
      • Table Top 10 countries in global online dating services market 2016 (by revenue)
    • Online dating services market in US
      • Table Online dating services market in US 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Online dating services market in China
      • Table Online dating services market in China 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market Trends
    • Increasing number of users subscribing
      • Measures to cut down on fake profiles
    • Increasing number of videos being uploaded
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendor comparison chart 2016
    • Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors in global online dating services market
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