On line dating industry

24 Feb

He’s worked with websites like Plentyof and and has seen the industry through multiple eras, from the early days of online personals to companies scrambling for mobile relevance.

Competition has grown along with the size of the industry.

Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.

In a way, the Internet just reflects our society: you can meet any type of people online, from nerds and snobs to successful businessmen and real rock stars. Online dating business is booming and it’s going to expand even further.

A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.

Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.

Reports say there are anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000 online dating platforms worldwide, all with their own unique claim or angle to attract users.

Pew Research Center reports that while few users were online dating in 2005, 15% of all Americans have used online dating sites or apps at some point as of 2015. Pew also recently reported that the share of 18-to-24-year-olds who use these platforms has nearly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.