This week, Match.com is celebrating 15 years of helping singles find love online with survey results confirming their position as a leader in the industry.
Match.com recently completed a study of 11,000 people over a five year period, which concluded that one in six marriages took place between people who met through an online dating site. That comes out to 17% of couples who married during this period.
The Chadwick Martin Bailey study on online dating trends looked at three areas: Marriage, Online Dating, and a General Survey.
“The world has changed,” said Greg Blatt, CEO of Match.com. “We get married older, we work longer hours, we move around more, we’re generally busier. These changes have put pressure on the way we traditionally have met our significant others. Luckily, with these changes has come an increasing openness to doing new things. Online dating has grown so much in part as a response to these societal changes, having become the third most important way we meet our significant others, even though it didn’t even exist 15 years ago.”
Match.com launched on April 21, 1995. The original membership was only $9.95/month. Currently a one-month membership to Match runs $34.99. According to Match, more than 20,000 singles register on their site in the U.S. every single day.
The Match Online Dating survey conducted by Chadwick Martin Bailey shows a definite shift where more singles are meeting their spouses online than at bars, social clubs, and churches or places of worship.
The Match study also revealed that members have gone on twice as many dates as members of other online dating sites.
Match launched Match Mobile last year and recently added an Android application to their service offerings.
Today, everyone knows someone who has met a romantic interest online. Do you?
In fact, I met my love of over a year online – my mother and stepfather met online and have been married for 10 years. I know it can happen, because I’ve seen it and lived it!
To read details of their findings, visit Match.com