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  • Revenue in the Dating Services segment amounts to US$2,147m in 2019.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 6.9%, resulting in a market volume of US$2,806m by 2023.
  • The market's largest segment is Matchmaking with a market volume of US$1,606m in 2019.
  • In global comparison, most revenue is generated in United States (US$1,813m in 2019).
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The eServices market segment Dating Services contains the user and revenue development of three service categories: (1) Matchmaking, (2) Online Dating and (3) Casual Dating. Dating Services are generally characterized by their search functionality which enables its users to establish interpersonal relationships via the internet. This includes the focused search for life partners, flirts or sexual partners. Both dating portals and apps are incorporated into the examination.

The Matchmaking market segment contains dating services for the systematic search for partners who are willing to enter into a long-term committed relationship by means of mathematical algorithms. The market segment of Online Dating is made up of online services that offer a platform on which its members can flirt, chat or fall in love. Two examples are Tinder and Bumble, these platforms focus on casual contacting and easy flirting among its members. Casual Dating comprises online services for the establishment of sexually oriented contacts outside of romantic relationships.

Offline dating agencies or online purchased tickets for speed dating or similar events are not included.
in-scope
  • Matchmaking for the search for life partners
  • Online Dating for easy flirting and chatting
  • Casual Dating for the search for non-committal sex
out-of-scope
  • Niche dating, such as portals or apps for vegetarians
  • Offline dating agencies
  • Speed dating or similar events for singles
eServices Report 2019 - Dating Services

eServices Report 2019 - Dating Services

Statista Digital Market Outlook - Segment Report
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Revenue (2019)
+12.8% yoy
US$2,147m
Users (2019)
+10.3% yoy
183.4m

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Reading Support Revenue in the Dating Services segment amounts to US$2,147m in 2019. Reading Support The Dating Services segment is expected to show a revenue growth of 10.9% in 2020.

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Users Penetration Rate

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Reading Support In the Casual Dating segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 35.6m by 2023. Reading Support User penetration in the Dating Services segment is at 4.2% in 2019.

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Analyst Opinion

Things have become quiet in recent years in once so turbulent Dating Services market with its numerous start-ups. After some major mergers the market is now dominated by a few players (e.g. Match Group), and platforms now cater to various user groups within one service provider. Users can search for a relationship (Matchmaking), a flirt (Online Dating) or a sex partner (Casual Dating). Most consumers use leading Online Dating services like Tinder or Bumble. The share of consumers that are ready to pay for additional features has been increasing in the last years, what led to strong revenue growth rates for some key players. Facebook is becoming an threat to the market, as it is about to roll out its dating feature worldwide.

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Reading Support The average revenue per user (ARPU) in the Casual Dating segment amounts to US$5.04 in 2019.

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Users by age Users by gender Users by income

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Reading Support In the year 2017 a share of 45.7% of users is 25-34 years old. Reading Support In the year 2017 a share of 55.5% of users is male. Reading Support In the year 2017 a share of 45.8% of users is in the high income group.

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Reading Support With a market volume of US$1,813m in 2019, most revenue is generated in United States. Reading Support With a rate of 11.9%, the user penetration in the Dating Services segment is highest in United States.

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Key Market Indicators

The following Key Market Indicators give an overview of the demographic, economic and technological development of the selected region on the basis of general KPIs. The calculation of Statista’s Market Outlook is based on a complex market-driver logic including over 400 region-specific data sets.

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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
Consumer spending (current) in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Foodstuffs, beverages in US$
Consumer spending per capita for food and non-alcoholic beverages (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. In contrast, the Food market in the Consumer Market Outlook covers only certain segments of processed food and excludes for example fresh food, oils and fats and some other items. The markets for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks in turn not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Alcohol, tobacco in US$
Consumer spending per capita for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. The market for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Clothing, footwear in US$
Consumer spending per capita for clothing and footwear (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). Included are both consumption of goods as well as services (cleaning and cobblers). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Housing in US$
Consumer spending per capita for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Household in US$
Consumer spending per capita for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Health in US$
Consumer spending per capita for health (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Transport in US$
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Communication in US$
Consumer spending per capita for communication (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Recreation, culture in US$
Consumer spending per capita for recreation and culture (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Education in US$
Consumer spending per capita for education (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Restaurants, hotels in US$
Consumer spending per capita for restaurants and hotels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Other in US$
Consumer spending per capita for miscellaneous goods and services (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). These include personal care products and services, personal items like watches and jewellery as well as all other products and services not mentioned elsewhere. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Smartphone penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population using a smartphone | Source: Statista
Internet users in m
Number of people in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region | Source: Statista
GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
Internet penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Source: Statista, September 2019; Selected region only includes countries listed in the Digital Market Outlook
Source: Statista, September 2019, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat
Selected region only includes countries listed in the Digital Market Outlook

Methodology

The Dating Services market builds on Statista primary research (Statista Global Consumer Survey), bottom-up modeling, market data from independent databases and third-party sources, analysis of various key market and macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators from the key market players. All monetary figures refer to the Gross Transactional Value (GTV) and represent what consumers are paying for these services. The user metric shows the number of active customers (or accounts) of the market for each year. We are showing paying- and non-paying users in this market.

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