Online Dating Statistics: Half of all US Singles Have Tried Online Dating

August 1, 2011 4:24 am

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“Online dating has come of age. Once a seedy corner of the internet, digital romance is today nearly as commonplace as e-commerce. Of the 87 million singles in the US, nearly half of them, or 40 million, have tried online dating, according to the US Census. Some surveys estimate that one in five new relationships, and one in six new ­marriages, begins online. “This is one of those businesses where scale really ­matters,” says Ginsberg, noting that Match has facilitated 1.2 billion e-mails since 2005, and 110 million virtual winks [a way for members to “break the ice” before e-mailing] in the past six months.”

Statistics Source: FT

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