Figure 1: Value forecast for UK online dating market, 2009-19
2014: Average GPB 165 Million = USD 248 Million
Match is still the most well-known site/app.
Some consider online dating unsafe and expensive. Many concerned about misleading profiles. People don't feel online dating is trustworthy. Most have found that people misrepresent themselves. Women can feel unsafe when meeting up.
PlentyofFish (POF) biggest site in terms of computer hits. (desktop computers only)
Figure 2: Unique visits to online dating websites, via computers, August-October 2014
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!
I had reviewed over 55 compatibility matching engines intended for serious dating since 2003, when I had discovered "the online dating sound barrier" problem.
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement == INNOVATION"
The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.
With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony
innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever.