Here are 23 statistics to get your heart pounding: Meeting people online is a lot more common than you might think. An estimated 66% of them have gone on at least one date with someone they met through a dating site.
Some people turn to online dating to meet new people and have a bit of fun, while others have a more long-term goal in mind.
Between 20, more than a third of couples who tied the knot began their relationship online.
Related: Identity Theft Statistics While there are some women who prey on unsuspecting men who use online dating services, women are more likely to be the victim of a romance scam.
Seventy percent of the complaints lodged in 2011 involved women and more than half were 40 or older.
In 2014, the dating services industry pulled in just over $2 billion in revenue, which adds up to a 4.8% increase since 2009.
Despite there being such a wide variety of dating sites out there, one still manages to outshine the competition.
Even if you've never spent time on a dating website, the odds are good that some of your friends have.
Roughly 42% of Americans know someone who dates online and more and more couples’ love stories start from the click of a mouse.
On average, online daters spend about 0 a year for memberships.