Online dating market to grow 19.4% in 2004

Growth rates for the established players in online dating market are slowing rapidly. The U.S. market will expand a mere 19.4% this year, to $473 mln, according to market consultancy Jupiter Research. And growth will rise only 32%, to $623 mln, over the following five years. This September, the U.S. had 844 dating sites, up 11% from a year ago, estimates Hitwise.