Dating Services

United States

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  • Revenue in the Dating Services segment amounts to US$1,513m in 2018.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2023) of 3.1%, resulting in a market volume of US$1,760m by 2023.
  • The market's largest segment is Matchmaking with a market volume of US$703m in 2018.
  • In global comparison, most revenue is generated in the United States (US$1,513m in 2018).
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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 Neu.de and POF, 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 2018 - Dating Services

eServices Report 2018 - Dating Services

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Revenue (2018)
+4.5% yoy
US$1,513m
User (2018)
+2.0% yoy
47.2m

Revenue Revenue Growth

in the Dating Services market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Revenue in the Dating Services segment amounts to US$1,513m in 2018. Reading Support The Dating Services segment is expected to show a revenue growth of 4.1% in 2019.

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User Penetration Rate

in the Dating Services market in millions in percent

Reading Support In the Matchmaking segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 10.1m by 2023. Reading Support User penetration in the Dating Services segment is at 14.4% in 2018.

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ARPU

in the Dating Services market in US$

Reading Support The average revenue per user (ARPU) in the Matchmaking segment amounts to US$73.61 in 2018.

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Global Comparison - Revenue Global Comparison - User Penetration

in the Dating Services market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support With a market volume of US$1,513m in 2018, most revenue is generated in the United States. Reading Support With a rate of 14.4%, the user penetration in the Dating Services segment is highest in the United States.

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Internet Penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using the internet on a monthly basis. | Source: Statista Analysis
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GDP / Capita in US$
Gross domestic product of the selected region in relation to the total population. | Source: IMF
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Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Urban Population Share in %
Share of population in the selected region living in urban areas. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Indoor Cinemas / million capita
Number of indoor cinemas per one million inhabitants in the selected region. | Source: Unesco, Statista Analysis
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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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0-15 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-15) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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16-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 16-24) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Consumer Spending / Capita in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region | Source: Statista Analysis, based on UN, World Bank, IMF, Eurostat and national statistical offices
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Average Connection Speed in kbits/s
Average internet connection speed in Kbits/s. | Source: Akamai, Statista Analysis
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Fixed Broadband Subscription / 100 Capita
Number of fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Smartphone Penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a smartphone on a monthly basis. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Mobile Phones Volume / Capita in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista Analysis
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Laptops Volume / Capita in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Desktop-PCs Volume / Capita in units
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Mobile Phones Revenue / Capita in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista Analysis
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Laptops Revenue / Capita in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Desktop-PC Revenue / Capita in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista Analysis
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Tablet Penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a tablet on a monthly basis | Source: Statista Analysis
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Hospital beds / 1000 Capita
Number of hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants in the selected region | Source: World Bank, World Health Organization, Statista Analysis
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Overweight Rate in %
Overweight rate among adult population (with a BMI of 25 or higher). | Source: Eurostat, Statista Analysis
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GDP share of health care in %
GDP share of total health care spendings (public and private) in the selected region | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Access to sanitation facilities in %
Population share with access to improved sanitation facilities (flush/pour systems, ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines, pit latrines with slab or composting toilets) in the selected region | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Alcohol consumption in l alc.
Per-capita consumption of alcohol (all types) in litres of pure alcohol in the selected region | Source: World Health Organization, Statista Analysis
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Male smoking rate in %
Share of men in the selected region (15+ years) who smoke at least occasionally | Source: World Bank, World Health Organization, Statista Analysis
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Female smoking rate in %
Share of women in the selected region (15+ years) who smoke at least occasionally | Source: World Bank, World Health Organization, Statista Analysis
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Life expectancy in yrs.
Number of years a newborn in the selected region can expect to live if prevailing patterns of mortality were to stay the same throughout its life. | Source: World Bank, Statista Analysis
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Source: Statista, September 2018
Source: Statista, September 2018, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat
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