e Harmony doesn't disclose its user numbers, but Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster estimates that its revenues were about 0 million with about 13 percent market share. Waldorf says that the lengthy questionnaire and the price tag weeds out people who aren't serious, and the algorithm they use to crunch the answers matches customers with compatible life partners. There are the niche sites like and Christianmingle.com, which are both owned by Spark Networks .
e Harmony costs about twice as much as per month, but e Harmony's CEO Greg Waldorf explained to me why he believes it's worth it. In addition to and IAC owns niche sites Blackpeoplemeet.com, and
The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages, the actual dating service website, and multiple website measurement services.I've decided to organize the statistics and facts into two main areas.The first will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.In 2012, industry revenue is expected to rise a robust 5.9%.According to IBISWorld industry analyst Caitlin Moldvay, in response to the increasing number of US adults with smartphone devices, companies introduced a number of new products, including i Phone, Android and Blackberry dating apps and GPS-based location services to find other single people in a client's local area.