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Another fact Statistic Brain found in its research is that 10% of online daters try online dating for 90 days but then cancel their subscription.
We think this number could also include those who have met their ideal match, which is why the wanted to leave the dating site.
We’ve also provided some thoughts on what these statistics mean in terms of the future of the industry.
According to Forbes, the United States alone has 2,500 dating sites, and about 1,000 new dating sites are launched every year.
On the other side of that coin, Pew also found that online dating still has some stigma surrounding it — at least for some people.
Approximately, 29% of those surveyed in 2005 agreed with the statement “People who use online dating sites are desperate.” In 2005, that number had shrunk to 23%.
Flash forward to 2015, and that number had grown to 59%.
We suspect it’ll only become more commonplace, eventually replacing some of the traditional meeting avenues completely.
However, most dating sites and apps are 100% free to create a profile, upload photos, search for matches, receive matches, flirt (e.g., virtual winks), and communicate.
So singles really don’t have to pay to date online or via their smartphone.
Tinder and apps like it are meant for quickly connecting with someone who interests you and then setting up that first meeting ASAP.
It wasn’t built for people to have endless online conversations.