“Finding a soul mate can cost you.” As the data breach of the adultery website, Ashley Madison.com, has shown, online dating doesn’t come cheap — in terms of monthly fees and, in extreme cases, public embarrassment and lawyer’s fees in divorce court.
Hackers alleged late Tuesday that they had dumped account details and log-in information of around 32 million users of the website, revealing millions of street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and credit-card details.
Indeed, for online purveyors of love, business is booming.
While people used to meet mostly through friends, says Reuben J.
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The most popular online dating app by audience size is Tinder, followed by POF and Bumble.
(Find out What He Really Thinks About Your Online Dating Profile.) The busiest time actually kicks off Christmas Day (when your family and friends' incessant "You'll find someone soon"s finally get to you, we presume) and lasts until February 14 (when the most fun day of being a couple has passed).
During this seven-week period, sees a 30 percent increase in signups.
Avid Life Media called it “an act of criminality.” Many people are looking for love online, and some — even those who are already married — are looking for hook-ups, but even those who are looking for love should be aware of what lies ahead. Roughly 30 million unique users, or about 10% of the U. population, visit dating sites every month, according to market researcher Nielsen.
And many of them pay a hefty sum for that chance to meet their perfect match.