Top dating sites: Match.com, MatchNet, MeetIC.com, Yahoo, Lavalife
Match.com had 29.6 mln unique visitors to its Web properties in January, when a total of 140.5 mln people visited online dating sites. Match.com had nearly three times as many visitors as closest rival MatchNet, which had 10.6 mln unique visitors to its properties including JDate.com, AmericanSingles.com and CollegeLuv.com. Europe’s MeetIC.com took third place with 10.2 mln visitors in January. Rounding out the top five were Yahoo Personals, with 9.4 mln visitors, and Lavalife.com, with 8.2 mln visitors. US consumers spent $109.7 million on online personals in the second quarter of 2003, according to the latest data from comScore Networks and the Online Publishers Association.