Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.These projections are based on the continued integration of the digital world into everyday life.That’s a lot of money spent on love, especially if the site is number one.
Meet thousands of fun, attractive, United States men and United States women for FREE. Click on any of the cities in United States below to meet members looking to chat with you.Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person. Not only are they profitable, in 2008, online dating sites were credited with helping set-up over 120,000 marriages. Unknown to many, these sites typically generate more revenue than online pornography, despite the discovery of occasional scandals.Digital music and video games are the first and second most popular paid sites.While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages, the actual dating service website, and multiple website measurement services.The Internet has revolutionized this business and has brought affordable and convenient matchmaking to America's 124 million singles, via Match.com, Plenty of Fish, e Harmony, and other popular services. Dating website revenues are expected to grow only moderately this year as the U. market is saturated with 1,500 sites and everyone is chasing the same traffic. Venture capital funding continues, as new start-ups still believe they can make it big.The nation's 1,600 matchmakers and 400 dating coaches are posting moderate growth, but off-line chains and radio datelines continue to slide.Dating sites are commonly ranked by revenue and number of members. e Harmony, for instance is one of the industry’s trendsetters.This site charges members a fee per month for membership.