Growth: Six per cent per year for online dating and related services in Canada since 2010, according to research firm IBISWorld.Mobile: Sixty per cent of online daters in the United States were using only mobile devices as of July 2014, up 25 per cent from the year before according to research firm Com Score.The combined mobile audience of the Match Group and Plenty Of Fish was 10.9 million.
The mobile app has grown to be the third-most popular in the United States since launching in September 2012., I found some interesting online dating stats to share with you all.Now that online dating is completely mainstream and continuing to grow in popularity, people – including scientists and academics – are starting to quantify who dates online and how.Some of the information won’t surprise most of you, but some of it will.In 2003, a young Mark Zuckerberg sat in front of his computer and instant-messaged a friend.
Back then, “the facebook thing” was still a rough idea, and 18-year-old Zuckerberg was trying to finesse the concept. “I don’t think people would sign up for the facebook thing if they knew it was for dating,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“I think people are skeptical about joining dating things.” A decade later, a somewhat savvier Zuckerberg has had a change of heart.
TORONTO – The Match Group, the New York-based company that owns Match.com, Ok Cupid and Tinder, bought Vancouver-based dating website Plenty Of Fish on Tuesday for US5 million.
Some Plenty Of Fish numbers: READ MORE: buys free dating site Plenty Of Fish for 5MUsers: 100 million worldwide for Plenty Of Fish, with four million active every month.
Single Canadians: 14.2 million in 2014, according to Statistics Canada.
Online dating: A 2011 Leger Marketing survey found 36 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 use online dating.