The 2016 Pew Research Center's survey reveals that the usage of online dating sites by American adults increased from 9% in 2013, to 12% in 2015.
Further, during this period, the usage among 18- to 24-year-olds tripled, while that among 55- to 65-year-olds doubled.
Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams. Here is a copy of FTC complaint again JDI Dating and the company owner William Mark Thomas. Federal Trade Commission today levied a substantial fine against (JDI Dating) which covers misleading billing practices and completely fake dating profiles that were sending emails to unsuspecting victims in order to trick them into paying upgrade fees.Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.