EXAMINER - Feb 1 - ~113M users visited online dating sites according to Comscore. This information and more came from last week's Internet Dating Conference in Miami Beach. Mark Brooks gave us the latest statistics including the Jupiter Research study estimating the industry growth to $1.9B by 2010. Brooks thinks this number will actually be higher than estimated.
Some of the key trends for online dating sites include:
* Personality Profiling
* Expert Dating Advice
* Mobile Dating and iPhone Apps
Other features include anonymous calling, video chat, and text messaging to keep members around for more than the three-month average membership term. One of the key highlights of the event was the first annual iDate Awards.
The full article was originally published at Examiner, but is no longer available.