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Filtering through hundreds of online profiles of single people in your area – and hoping someone will click on your own and like what they see – is the new normal for many in search of love.
An estimated quarter of Canadians have tried an online dating service, a number that will surely rise as more people get comfortable with the medium.
The company, headed by American media mogul Barry Diller, will add Plenty Of Fish to a solid roster of nearly 50 online dating brands that include Match, Tinder and Ok Cupid, which altogether reach millions of users in more than 200 countries through the web and mostly mobile apps.
To thrive, dating websites need to amass a pool of engaged users that’s large and diverse enough to satisfy people’s varying tastes and is incessantly refilling to keep up with the relentless churn of wandering customers.
Plenty Of Fish, which Frind created in 2003 and has built without any outside funding, has cashed in on this shift.
Accessed these days on the mobile devices of 109-million registered users, the dating site generates much of its annual revenues — 0 million, according to out-dated but most-recently published figures — from the fees users pay to get add-on premium features, rather than the banner ads that funded it in years past.
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A premium membership, which costs between .95 a month (if you're paying for one year in advance) and .80 per month (if you're paying for three months at a time), is intended to allow your profile and messages to stand out to other members with a special gold star designation. But in those two weeks I was contacted by a guy who lived pretty close to me, and we hit it off. I feel that dating sites are like the new singles bar of the turn of the century, and most people are very visual and there needs to be communication with everyone on the same page.
The Match Group will add another 109 million users to its ever-deepening pool who’ve already used the site, built a profile and whose activity makes the site’s algorithms stronger, says Paul Oyer, an economics professor at Stanford University.“It’s not so much that Match cares about the product, because it has plenty of substitutes that are just as good or better, but Plenty Of Fish has a customer base and Match is buying that,” said Oyer, who wrote the book Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating, after concluding that the online dating market closely resembled the labour markets he studied in his academic work.
“Relative to other means by which you can acquire customers, this may be cost effective.”Some users are more active than others, and thus more valuable, but Match Group’s cost per user acquired works out to an average of US.28 each, which it’s certainly betting it can turn into more than that in profit.
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