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The dating market

This approach, says Ariely, treats potential dates as "searchable goods," as though they were digital cameras that can be sized up by relatively comparable attributes, like megapixels and memory size.

One of the world’s oldest professions is matchmaking, and given the role of technology in today’s world, it’s no surprise that the industry is booming.

With an explosion of new websites and apps, the dating services industry has performed very well in the past five years and is continuing to grow as today's singles turn to the Internet for help finding love.

I’m sure everyone knows a 34 year old woman who is just as hot as the average 22 year old girl, but the exceptions don’t make the rules.

And a note on BMI: I used the 1959 Met Life height-weight insurance charts as guides as they are the most accurate (before American “grade inflation” made obese the new normal).

Market cap at $214.19M, most recent closing price at $7.23.

Jiayuan’s portfolio includes and, among others.

new study on online dating and found that 15% of American adults have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps, up from 11% in 2013. $2 billion in revenue each year and expanded at an annual rate of 5% between 20.