Boston dating scene
Boston dating scene
Yet those big numbers belie the underlying concerns, industry experts say.
For instance, while both sites are free to join, Zoosk has been successful in getting customers to pay more for things like appearing higher on a search list or finding out whether someone whom you’ve pinged just hasn’t seen your message or is ignoring you.
And, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year, about 35 percent of couples married from 2005 to 2012 met online.“People don’t see the sort of stigma attached to it the way they did 10 years ago,” said Aaron Smith, a senior researcher with the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
“They’re seeing their friends and family members use it.”In 2013, consumers paid .2 billion worldwide to find a mate, according IBIS World, and the overall market is expected to continue to grow at about 5 percent a year over the next five years.
From Salt Lake City to Phoenix, The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to rank the best places to find love in 2012.
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In a conference call with analysts in July, he said the company assumed Tinder could eventually earn annual revenue of million.
But the entire Match Group, by comparison, earned revenue of 8 million last year, about one-quarter of IAC’s billion revenue in 2013.
Those findings come courtesy of an analysis of the popularity of local college students who use the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app.
For the uninitiated, Coffee Meets Bagel is an app popular among #millennials these days.
They have been pushing for IAC to spin off Match Group as soon as possible, probably because they think the popularity of dating sites is about to crest.
Advertisement “We are not seeing a bubble as such, but growth is going to slow,” said Jeremy Edwards, an analyst with IBIS World, a market research firm.
The app itself is pretty straightforward: Users are sent profiles of a potential love interest each day along with a picture and some basic biographical information, including education.