I never thought for a moment that it would be something easy because nearly 10 percent of the entire population of the United States are regular visitors to dating sites every month. According to these statistics prepared by Nielsen one of the most reputed and reliable researchers a large majority of such people are prepared to spend a lot of money for getting a chance to come across someone they would feel compatible with. You would be surprised to know that internet dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony offer bundled packages to their users to ensure longevity and regular traffic. There are also a large number of sites such as OkCupid and PlentyofFish.com that allow you to enjoy free online dating activities without any charges. But most of the sites that charge their members a subscription fee keep charging the regular fee till the time you go ahead and cancel their services otherwise the rentals would just keep piling on. For people who make a living by means of setting people up love is always in the air and they try their best to make sure people come across others who they would like to be with.
There was a time back in the olden days when friends used to set up their pals on dates and make sure they got along well. However, according to a renowned Sociology professor at the prestigious New York City College this trend has been going down over the past few years since the internet usage has gone up and become an entity of its own. This multi-billion dollar industry has got a lot to do with the rise in the number of dating sites as well as their users over the last three years and this should only see an increase in the coming years.
Some years back a lot of dating sites used to charge fees in the range of 20 $ per month and used to focus on people looking for long term relations but the trends have changed and so have the prices which have sky-rocketed in the past few years. According to Mark Brooks a known analyst in the dating industry these dating sites have increased their prices by quite a margin over the past few years and sites such as eHarmony are among the leaders when it comes to earnings. Since they wanted a huge user base they kept rates low initially but increased them as they saw the popularity going up. Also according to Brooks people who pay rather than enjoy free online dating are more likely to log in regularly.