Its total for all networks dropped by more than 55,000 people, to under 204,000.This comes at a time when an increasing number of Americans are trying to find partners online.According to the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of Americans have used online dating sites or mobile apps, compared with 11 percent in 2013.Spark Network’s revenues fell nearly 22 percent from 2014 to 2015.Some of the difference, of course, is generational.Younger people are more likely to be interested in casual dating and more likely to use mobile devices for dating, the IBISWorld report states. Goldberg, the Peak6 president, sees it, now “there is growing frustration as people tire of swipe-based apps.” He added, “Consumers want companionship and deeper interactions, and the industry will have to adapt.”Some also see a move toward ever more niche sites like Mouse (Disney lovers) and Gluten Free (the name says it all).
It was also involved in an ugly legal fight over the letter J in JSwipe, and its share price recently dropped to under a dollar from a high of .92 in May 2013.
Not many people have heard of Spark Networks, but far more are familiar with what it owns: JDate, Christian Mingle and a host of other sites like Silver and Black
JDate, especially, would seem to be one of the success stories of online dating. Stories about happily married couples who met on the site.
Online dating is a great way to find and connect with other Christians that you might otherwise never cross paths with.
The advantage of attending an event is that you get to mix and mingle with lots of other single Christians in one evening and expand your network.