Ibis online dating report
Services can be provided via phone, internet, magazine and newspaper.
The industry also includes companies that specialize in singles events, such as speed dating. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors.
Current major players in the industry include Inter Active Corp (IAC), which owns popular sites like and OKCupid.com, and e Harmony. IAC also acquired OKCupid.com, Singlesnet and People Media in 20.
There is a moderate degree of market share concentration for the Dating Services industry.
The level of concentration within the dating services industry has risen throughout the past five years.
Industry consolidation is largely the result of increased mergers and acquisitions, as larger companies acquire well-established dating sites and companies to increase the density of their consumer bases.
Because there are a myriad of different dating sites for consumers to choose from, companies are increasingly targeting companies with well-established reputations. Personals was one of the company's largest competitors, so this migration caused significant industry consolidation.
Analysts expect the acceleration to continue over the next five years.