As more and more singles migrate to free social networking sites, however, the profitability of dating services is narrowing to those services with the best reputations and largest network communities. Off-line chains and matchmakers are posting moderate growth, but radio datelines and print personals continue to slide.Speed dating continues to do well, along with certain niche markets."( This is good data. Remember that public companies publish annual reports.Years later, has maintained its place as the best known, most reliable resource and largest network for online dating.Since the start of the new millennium the online dating industy grew rapidly from year to year. In 2004, however, those high numbers began to drop. Vice President of romance for Match.com, Trish Mc Dermott, reported a 154% growth in revenue, from .3 million in 2001 to 5.2 million in 2002.At present the online dating industry is a 700 million dollar industry.
Internet dating services began to take shape with the advent of the first major player in the online industry, in 1995.
Perhaps a dating app that takes the opposite approach wouldn't go amiss; something that only allows people to base their decision on a snippet of profile text, and only reveals pictures in the event of a match.
It probably wouldn't work, but it would certainly be interesting.
The problem with this trend is that it's based almost solely on physical attraction from the outset – few take note of written profiles.
Of course, attraction is hugely important; however, it's not enough to lay the foundations of a real relationship.