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Dating Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Dating Services Market Research Report | NAICS 81299a | Oct 2015

Matched up: Rising smartphone adoption will benefit the mobile dating market

IBISWorld’s Dating Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
5.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
7,939
Businesses
3,924
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Dating Services industry has performed well over the past five years as a growing number of consumers turn to the internet looking for love. The proliferation of broadband internet connections and greater legitimacy surrounding online dating has helped the industry outpace the overall economy and capture a rising share of the consumer dollar. In the coming years, the percentage of households with access to the internet is projected to continue rising throughout the period, which will expand the consumer market for online dating services... purchase to read more

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Overall, barriers to entry are low for industry operators; however, they are slightly higher for traditional matchmaking companies than online dating services. The number of entrants to the industry has increased throughout the past five years, despite consolidation from the industry's largest players. This has led to a high level of competition within the industry.

Online dating sites have a low level of capital investment and typically only require purchasing a domain name, web hosting, a computer and related equipment. Labor requirements are low as well since the majority of online dating sites can be managed with only one employee. Barriers to entry are slightly higher for traditional matchmaking companies as a physical location is required... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Dating Services Industry?

Companies in this industry provide services allowing clients to meet with other clients, usually with the intent of pursuing romantic relationships. Services can be provided via phone, internet, magazine and newspaper. The industry also includes companies that specialize in singles events, such as speed dating. It does not include social networking sites.

Industry Products
Online dating Mobile datingMatchmakersSingles events
 
Industry Activities
Providing online personal introductory servicesProviding specialist print media introductory servicesProviding cell phone introductory servicesOrganizing singles events


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