Globally, one in five relationships now starts online and the media is full of stories describing happy marriages which started with the click of a mouse.
Looking at it from a financial perspective, its estimated that globally the industry is worth more than £2bn.
There were only 361 million Internet users in 2000, in the entire world.
For perspective, that’s barely two-thirds of the size of Facebook today. There are more than five times as many Internet users now as there were in 2000.
According to the findings, Tinder had reported the biggest market share of monthly users, with a value of 25.6 percent.
Unfortunately, the ongoing war is one that's highlighted whenever Valentine's Day approaches.Online dating has exploded in popularity over the past 10 years.Once seen as a rather nerdy, even desperate way to meet a potential partner (or, let’s face it, a less than wholesome means of finding a sexual encounter) – the industry has now become a much more acceptable way of finding love.Most generated revenue through a subscription model – typically members will sign up for free, but be charged if they would like to connect to someone’s profile.Others are entirely free to join and use, but make money through advertising – though this model’s popularity is waning due to the lack of reliability of cashflow.