Net stats on dating sites
Like most other dating apps Grindr uses the freemium model for their service.
The basic features of the service is free (creating a profile, finding matches, and sending and receiving messages) but Grindr charges a subscription fee (called Grindr XTRA) to remove advertising and for access to 6 times the number of profiles.
One estimate puts the number of dating sites and apps in the U. at 2,500, and the total number worldwide surpasses 5,000.
Although some dating sites and apps are free, others charge a premium to gain access to profiles of romance-seeking men and women.
Around 38% of those who are currently single and looking reported using dating websites or apps to meet potential mates.
While adults of all ages can be found on dating sites, it's the millennial generation that tends to dominate the virtual singles scene.
In 2014, the dating services industry pulled in just over billion in revenue, which adds up to a 4.8% increase since 2009.
Despite there being such a wide variety of dating sites out there, one still manages to outshine the competition.
In one study, the mean happiness index for couples who got together offline was 5.48, as compared to 5.64 for those who met in cyberspace.
On average, online daters spend about 0 a year for memberships.
That doesn't include the hundreds or even thousands more they may invest when actually going on dates.
When it launched it was the first service of its type on the Apple App Store.
By 2013 Grindr had 7 million users and was available worldwide in over 190 countries.One in five young adults aged 25 to 34 have used online dating versus just 9% of seniors aged 55 and up.