Three companies doing just that are based here in San Diego County.
Singld Out, a service that uses Linked In profiles and DNA cheek swabs to help you identify who you’ll have chemistry with, raised 0,000 in a seed round last year.
Three-quarters of the industry's revenue already comes from online and mobile dating services.Market research firm IBISWorld says its future growth will be driven largely by startups launching new mobile apps and carving out their own niches.Neqtr, a “socially conscious” dating app that connects people based on their philanthropic interests and sends them to group volunteer events for their first date, launched in January.Then there’s Wyldfire, an app that lets the women vet and pick which men are allowed into their dating community.
One in four online daters now say they have met a spouse or long-term mate through websites or mobile apps, according to Pew Research.
The .2 billion dating industry is growing fast and is expected to reach .7 billion by 2019.