International dating stats

In 2014, the dating services industry pulled in just over 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.

One estimate puts the number of dating sites and apps in the U. at 2,500, and the total number worldwide surpasses 5,000.Although some dating sites and apps are free, others charge a premium to gain access to profiles of romance-seeking men and women.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.Around 42% of women reported feeling uncomfortable with unwanted contact via a dating site compared to 17% of men.

When you're signing up for a dating site, you want to put your best foot forward and sometimes that means bending the truth.It's estimated that 10% of all online dating profiles are bogus.Despite the fact that online dating is fraught with certain dangers, it hasn't deterred people from logging in.Assigning a numerical score to happiness may seem a little absurd, but it's a good indicator of how successful online dating really is.In one study, the mean happiness index for couples who got together offline was 5.48, as compared to 5.64 for those who met in cyberspace.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.