Online Dating Market

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Groups and sales

The American Match Group is by far the world leader in dating.

According to our estimates, the dating market is worth $5 billion per year. Many of the figures are not reported and are difficult to obtain.

Figures for 2021 will come in the first quarter of 2022. Match Group, Bumble Inc and Sparks Network sales figures have been added.

GroupSites & appsUsers2015
revenues
2016
revenues
2017
revenues
2018
revenues
2019
revenues
2020
revenues
2021
revenues
Match Group (USA)Meetic
Disons Demain
Match
OurTime
Plenty of Fish (POF)
Tinder
Hinge
OkCupid
Hyperconnect
10,9 millionsNCNC$1.4 billion$1.7 billion$2.1 billion$2.4 billion$2.9 billion
Bumble Inc. – Blackstone (USA)Badoo
Bumble
Chappy
Lumen
40,7 millionsNCNCNCNCNC$542 millions$765 millions
Spark networks (Germany)Elite Rencontre
Elite Singles
Nos Belles Années
Zoosk
Christian Mingle
Jdate
eDarling
Swipe
Silver Singles
Attractive World
14,8 millionsNC$81 millions $97 millions $114 millions $171 millons$233 millions$216 millions
San Vicente Acquisition (USA)GrindR13 millions$38 millionsNCNCNCNCNCNC
ParshipMeet Group (Germany)Parship
MeetMe
eharmony
Skout
Tagged
GROWLr
LOVOO
ElitePartner
NCNCNCNCNCNC€246 millionsNC
Happn (France)Happn100 millions€4.9 millionsNCNCNCNCNCNC
Crescere Technologies Private Limited (India)Trulymadly8,5 millionsNCNCNC$0.5 million$0.5 million$0.5 millionNC
Adopt a Guy (France)Adopte un MecNC€23.4 millionsNCNCNCNCNCNC
Factor Lead SA / Prelinker (Switzerland)Jaquie Michel Contact
Rencontre Ronde
Easyflirt
NCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC
Pickup Agency AG (Liechtenstein)HugAvenueNCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC
MatchMedia (Netherlands)Match4Me
50plusmatch
NCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC
Cruzeiro SA (Switzerland)Edenflirt
Xflirt
wekiss
Meetcesoir
Cougars Avenue
NCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC
be2 SARL (Luxembourg)be2
Singles50
NCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC
Solarian (France)QuintonicNCNCNCNCNC€169,600NCNC

Note that for Match Group, the Tinder brand represents $1.65 billion in revenue, it’s more than half of the group’s revenue.

Announcements

Feb 2022Bumble Inc has acquired the French dating application Fruitz.
Jun 2021Match Group acquires Hyperconnect, a virtual reality company.
Jan 2021Lumen fait maintenant partie de Bumble.
Feb 2021Match Group buys South Korean Hyperconnect. The latter owns Azar and Kakuna Live. With this acquisition, Match Group takes another step into Asia.
Sept 2020Parship Group acquires The Meet Group and its brands to form ParshipMeet Group.
Mars 2020US investor group San Vicente Acquisition buys Grindr from China’s Kunlun Tech Co for $608.5 million
Nov 2019Blackstone sells MagicLab (owner of Badoo, Bumble and Lumen) for $3 billion. Blackstone integrates the Badoo and Bumble sites into Bumble Inc.
March 2019Purchase of Zoosk (USA) by Spark Networks (Germany)
Jan 2018Chinese company Kunlun buys all of GrindR for $152 million
May 2017Launch of Disons Demain in France by Match Group (USA)
2011Acquisition of Meetic (France) by Match Group (USA)
March 2009Founding of GrindR (USA)
Dec 2007Creation of Zoosk (USA)
Nov 2001Founding of Meetic (France)
2001Launch of Christian Mingle by Spark Networks
1997Founding of Spark Networks (germany) and its Jdate service.
April 1995Founding of Match.com