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Dating Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Dating Services Market Research Report | NAICS 81299a | Apr 2014

Dating game: With increasing internet penetration, online dating is on the rise

IBISWorld’s Dating Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
7,649
Businesses
3,851
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The internet and dating will continue to be a match made in heaven. With consumers using the internet more than ever before, demand for online dating services is on the rise. In particular, demand from niche dating networks and baby boomers is increasing, and a new wave of smartphone applications will bring the industry to more people... 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 organize 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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