Online Dating Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Reuters, Herald News, PC World, Washington Post
Research Date: March 18th, 2015

Online or Internet dating is a dating experience that allows individuals to contact and communicate with one another over the Internet. This experience is usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship. Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones. It has quickly become an accepted way to meet a significant other. Questions: How many people have used online dating? What percent of relationships began online? What percent of people have used an online dating website?

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Online Dating StatisticsData
Total number of single people in the U.S.54,250,000
Total number of people in the U.S. who have tried online dating49,250,000
Total eHarmony members16,500,000
Total Match.com members23,575,000
Number of questions to fill out on eHarmony survey400
Annual revenue from the online dating industry$1,749,000,000
Average spent by dating site customer per year$243
Average length of courtship for marriages that met online18.5 Months
Average length of courtship for marriages that met offline42 Months
Percent of users who leave within the first 3 months10 %
Percent of male online dating users52.4 %
Percent of female online dating users47.6 %
Percent who say common interests are the most important factor64 %
Percent who say physical characteristics are the most important factor49 %
Percent of marriages in the last year in which the couple met on a dating site17 %
Percent of current committed relationships that began online20 %
Percent of people who believe in love at first sight71 %
Percent of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter33 %
Percent of people who say they have dated more than one person simultaneously53 %
Percent of sex offenders who use online dating to meet people10 %
What’s more important on a first date 
Personality30 %
Smile & Looks23 %
Sense of Humor14 %
Career & Education10 %
Type of hair color most people are attracted to 
Blonde32 %
Brown16 %
Black16 %
Don’t Mind16 %
Red8 %
Bald8 %
Gray4 %
Girls Prefer 
Nice Guys38 %
Bad Guys15 %
Blend of Both34 %
Any man I can get6 %
Guys Prefer 
The modern career girl42 %
The girl next door type34 %
The hottie24 %
Online Dating Facts
A woman’s desirablility online peaks at 21
At 26, Women have more online pursuers than men
By 48, Men have twice as many online pursuers as Women
Men lie most about; Age, Height, Income
Women lie most about: Weight, Physical Build, Age
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