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Mar292010

Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn [Infographic]

Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn Infographic

New infographic, Ever Gotten A Date Online?, from OnlineSchools.org examining some of the data behind online dating.  As Mashable points out, one of the most surprising statistics is that the online dating industry is larger than the porn industry.

From Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable: Per the graphic — which pulls data from a number of sources, including Reuters and The Washington Post — online dating is worth more than one billion dollars per year, with the mobile phone dating market worth $550 million.

Found on Mashable via @hessiej on Twitter

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July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmo Porn

Wow, I never knew that Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn [Infographic].

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbekanntschaften

A very informative post. Internet dating being bigger than porn actually makes sense since people desire real love and relationship over porn which although attractive does not offer the depth and intimacy of a real loving relationship.
As an online dater (who met his wife online) I can testify to the value of seeking a partner via the internet. The fact that it actually does work is fuel for this trend to continue to grow. Other factors effecting this trend are the increasing number of internet users and our busy lifestyles and wanting the convenience of being able to search for a potential partner whenever we choose and not just the occasional night out.

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOnline Dating Help

I'm not sure anything on the internet can be bigger than porn! :)

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOnline Dating
In my opinion porn is some temporary desire you have and it will never be instense for a long time.

On the dating market one seeks "real porn" based on real feelings and meeting people through online dating is more and more common. The porn industry will never cease to exist, we get inspiration to our own sex life and many young people also have a desire to show off their own sexual behaviour in front of the camera.

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August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen Ulslev Bentzen
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August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSmall Business Loans
I agree! Nowadays many people are finding their partners through the internet from social networking sites like facebook!
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August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSomsi
Your statement is 100% correct. There are millions of online personals looking for real love and friendship. Lot of people sincerely search online dating sites to find their match. Porn sites instantly satisfy the feelings, but dating sites satisfies the emotional aspect of love.
August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOnline Dating Personals
The number seem to support it but its really hard to imagine dating sites are more prevalent than porn. There is also a gray area of "adult dating" niche sites that walk the line between the categories and seem to be included as dating on your chart. I guess it does make sense when you think of how the internet is progressing, people are sick of porn and want to interact, so now dating sites are taking over.
August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlack Online Dating
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September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlow Dating Man
I agree with Ken above - porn is something most people grow out of, if they get into it in the first place, whereas dating is for real, where you get to meet real people and gain the human interaction and affection we all crave.
September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
Hello,

I am 15 and im going on my first date with this guy and are going to the movies. Im really nervous and i wanted to now if anyone had some good tips. I know this sounds kinda pathetic!

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October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacob
As Mashable points out, one of the most surprising statistics is that the online dating industry is larger than the porn industry.
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