Growth: Six per cent per year for online dating and related services in Canada since 2010, according to research firm IBISWorld.
Mobile: Sixty per cent of online daters in the United States were using only mobile devices as of July 2014, up 25 per cent from the year before according to research firm Com Score.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
TORONTO – The Match Group, the New York-based company that owns Match.com, Ok Cupid and Tinder, bought Vancouver-based dating website Plenty Of Fish on Tuesday for US$575 million.
Some Plenty Of Fish numbers: READ MORE: buys free dating site Plenty Of Fish for $575MUsers: 100 million worldwide for Plenty Of Fish, with four million active every month.
Since 2008, Cougar Life has grown to become one of the largest online dating sites catering exclusively to cougar singles and hot young men looking to date them.