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  • Revenue in the Matchmaking segment amounts to US$703m in 2018.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2023) of 2.8%, resulting in a market volume of US$807m by 2023.
  • User penetration is 2.9% in 2018 and is expected to hit 3.0% by 2023.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$73.61.
  • In global comparison, most revenue is generated in the United States (US$703m in 2018).
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The Matchmaking segment contains online services for the systematic search for partners by means of psychological tests or questionnaires. The main characteristic of these services is the fact that registered members search for life partners who are willing to enter into a long-term committed relationship. Furthermore, matchmaking services automatically recommend potential partners to their users. These suggestions are based primarily on personality tests, which can determine a suitable partner by means of matching algorithms.

Offline dating agencies or online purchased tickets for speed dating or similar events are not included.

The user base covers paying and non-paying customers.
in-scope
  • Matchmaking for the search for life partners
  • Matchmaking portals and apps that use mathematical algorithms to generate matches
out-of-scope
  • Offline matchmaking services
  • Apps and portals that create matches based on users location (e.g. Spotted)
  • Apps and portals that create matches based on simple demographic criteria (e.g. Badoo)
  • Niche dating, such as portals or apps for vegetarians
eServices Report 2019 - Dating Services

eServices Report 2019 - Dating Services

Statista Digital Market Outlook - Segment Report
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Revenue (2018)
+4.2% yoy
US$703m
User (2018)
+1.2% yoy
9.5m

Revenue Revenue Growth

in the Matchmaking market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Revenue in the Matchmaking segment amounts to US$703m in 2018. Reading Support The Matchmaking segment is expected to show a revenue growth of 4.1% in 2019.

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User Penetration Rate

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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 Matchmaking segment is at 2.9% in 2018.

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ARPU

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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

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Reading Support With a market volume of US$703m in 2018, most revenue is generated in the United States. Reading Support With a rate of 4.4%, the user penetration in the Matchmaking segment is highest in China.

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Internet penetration in %
Percentage of individuals in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista
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GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: IMF
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Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region. | Source: Statista
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Urban population share in %
Share of population in the selected region living in urban areas | Source: World Bank, Statista
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Indoor cinemas per million capita
Number of indoor cinemas per one million inhabitants in the selected region. | Source: Unesco, Statista
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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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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
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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) that are valued at wholesale prices. | Source: Statista
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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) that are valued at wholesale prices. | Source: Statista
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Telecommunication
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Average connection speed in kbits/s
Average internet connection speed in Kbits/s. | Source: Akamai, Statista
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. | Source: World Bank, Statista
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Smartphone penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a smartphone on a monthly basis | Source: Statista
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Hardware market
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Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita. | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista
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Tablet penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a tablet on a monthly basis | Source: Statista
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Health
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Hospital beds per 1,000 capita
Number of hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants in the selected region | Source: World Bank, World Health Organization, Statista
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Overweight rate in %
Overweight rate among adult population (with a BMI of 25 or higher) | Source: WHO, Statista
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Per-capita health expenditure in US$
Total health expenditure per capita (private & public) in the selected region in current prices, constant exchange rate | Source: World Bank, Statista
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Health care expenditure (% of GDP) in %
GDP share of total health care spendings (public and private) in the selected region | Source: World Bank, Statista
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Source: Statista, November 2018
Source: Statista, November 2018, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat