So, it’s time to take online dating seriously. Why?! In fact, a fascinating infographic from Online Schools reveals the truth about online dating — it’s booming and might even be bigger than porn.
The graphic, which pulls data from various sources, including Reuters, The Washington Post, PC World and etc, shows that online dating industry is worth more than one billion dollars per year ($1.049 billion), with the mobile phone dating market worth $550 million, according eHarmony.
The industry now used by 40 million Americans—236 of whom get married every day, that would amount to 2% of all US marriages. Other interesting facts:
- Men lie most about their age, height, and income
- Women lie most about their weight, body type, and age
- Dating site users spend an average of $239 a year
- One out of 10 sex offenders use dating sites to meet people