Dating apps are also a lucrative business - as of February 2017, some of the highest-grossing social apps in the Apple App Store worldwide were dating apps. Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date data than referenced in the text.In the United States, the top revenue generating i OS dating app was Match with monthly app revenues of 1.3 million U. Online dating is no longer seen as a last attempt for the desperate and lonely to find their soul mate.The stigma is beginning to dissipate as an increasing amount of Americans believe that online dating is now socially acceptable.
Many online daters prefer to use niche dating sites, with 40% reporting that they use sites or apps designed to connect people with shared interests or backgrounds.Other common reasons for using online dating sites or apps were the pre-screening of dates as well as easier conversation. Closest competitors were e Harmony.com, Christian Mingle and dating app Tinder.As of April 2017, the leading dating website in the United States was with a U. As of the first quarter of 2017, the Match Group had 3.44 million paid subscribers across all its platforms in North America. Statista assumes no liability for the information given being complete or correct.One in 10 Americans have used a dating site or app, including 38% of people who currently describe themselves as “single and looking,” according to Pew Research Center’s first survey on online dating since 2005.Pew found that over the last eight years, the number of people who went on a date with someone they met online grew to 66%, a significant increase from 43% in 2005.