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Online Dating Statistics


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Online Dating StatisticsData
Total number of single people in the U.S.54,350,000
Total number of people in the U.S. who have tried online dating49,650,000
Total eHarmony members17,500,000
Total Match.com members24,575,000
Number of questions to fill out on eHarmony survey400
Annual revenue from the online dating industry$1,935,000,000
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 of marriages in the last year in which the couple met on a dating site17 %
Percent of current committed relationships that began online20 %
Percent who say common interests are the most important factor64 %
Percent who say physical characteristics are the most important factor49 %
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 %
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What's more important on a first dateData
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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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Reuters, Herald News, PC World, Washington Post
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 12, 2017

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