Looking for love? The statistics and charts could be stacked in your favour

Love, they say, makes the world go round – and it also makes for some fantastic statistics.  Love is big business, with the world of online dating getting bigger and more lucrative every year.  Where once going online to look for love was seen as an embarrassing, taboo subject, more than a third of marriages in the US in 2015 began with online dating and more than 1 in 5 relationships in the UK now start this way.

So with the stigma gone, what are people looking for when they seek a partner online?  Here are a few intriguing online dating facts, distilled into some very interesting little charts.

Last year a report found that 40 million Americans were using online dating services, generating a colossal $1,749,000,000 in revenue.  The average online dater in America spends $243 a year on their search for a soulmate, and with more than 54 million singletons in America there is plenty of searching to be done.  Unfortunately for all the single ladies out there, there are 86 single men for every 100 single women…

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