Sunday, December 9, 2007

I could be a minister, but not a presidential candidate - Match.com *is* a popular dating site

Followup.

A minister can admit when he was wrong, but a politician would be accused of flip-flopping.

However, a Hitwise report of the top dating sites for the week ending February 10, 2007 reveals that Match.com is more popular than eHarmony. The percentage numbers indicate market share:

Top 10 Dating Sites by Market Share of US Visits, week ending Feb 10, 2007

1 True.com www.true.com 11.00%
2 Singlesnet www.singlesnet.com 9.93%
3 Yahoo! Personals personals.yahoo.com 9.13%
4 Match.com www.match.com 8.22%
5 Plentyoffish.com www.plentyoffish.com 5.68%
6 eHarmony www.eharmony.com 5.51%
7 BlackPeopleMeet.com www.blackpeoplemeet.com 2.44%
8 Mate 1 www.mate1.com 2.33%
9 ManHunt.net www.manhunt.net 1.90%
10 Adam4Adam www.adam4adam.com 1.86%


Incidentally, the Hitwise article concentrated on male-female imbalances at some of the sites. While Match.com is kind of balanced (55% female), eHarmony is somewhat more skewed at 68.6%.

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2 comments:

Shawn said...

I kept reading plenty-of-fish like plenty-offish when I first read about it. I thought, "What the hell do people want to go out of their way to meet snobs for? Sheesh." ;) I finally figured it out... They want ichthyologists, not snobs, right?

Ontario Emperor said...

I guess my Swiss daughter won't join them. She does not care for fish.