Since 2002, Afro Introductions has connected thousands of African singles around the world, making it the largest and most trusted African dating site.With a remarkable member base of over 2.5 million (and growing), we connect thousands of single men and women internationally.Dating apps are also a lucrative business - as of February 2017, some of the highest-grossing social apps in the Apple App Store worldwide were dating apps. Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date data than referenced in the text.In the United States, the top revenue generating i OS dating app was Match with monthly app revenues of 1.3 million U.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
During an April 2017 survey, 84 percent of dating app users stated that they were using online dating services to look for a romantic relationship.
A further 43 percent used online dating for friendly contact and only 24 percent of respondents stated that that they used online dating apps and services explicitly for sexual encounters.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.