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In the USA today 33% of couples have met online and by 2040 this number is predicted to rise to 70%.The China dating application Momo, launched in 2011, has 100 million registered accounts and 40 million monthly active users.
There are over 1,500 of these websites in the UK, however most are small online personal sites; only 25 have over 100,000 active members.Of course, with any growing and profitable industry, it is open to fraud and on-line dating is no exception.According to UK’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau in 2013: online dating fraud costs victims £24.5m per year; there were 2,800 reported online dating related crimes in the year; the average person loses £3,750; one victim lost £850,000; 450 people lost £10,000 or more and 49 lost over £100,000.In one high profile case in September, two men were convicted of scamming 12 women out of nearly £250,000 via a dating website, one of whom lost £174.000.Online dating has exploded in popularity over the past 10 years.Once seen as a rather desperate way to meet a potential partner the industry has now become a much more acceptable way of finding romance.
Globally, one in five relationships now starts online and the media is full of stories describing happy marriages which started with the click of a mouse.From a financial perspective, it is estimated that globally the industry is worth more than £3bn.The Internet dating boom in the UK started in the year 2000.At that time, there were around 100,000 profiles of singles on the net.Currently, there are around 7.1 million singles online every month looking for a partner.In addition, there are a further 2.9 million monthly users in the “Adult Dating” category as well as about 400,000 users of same-sex dating services.