When a company reports that they have millions of members, actually only a small percentage of members are active or subscribing members.
Since the dating services accept the members worldwide and half of the members are of the opposite sex, so the chance of you to find your right match close to your city is very small, unless the database is extremely huge.
Most sites charge monthly fees in order for members to contact other members.
The average yearly cost to join a dating services is about $300.
If 5% of dating singles are the paid members, then the dating service market will reach 1 billion dollars membership fee in 2005.
It's the worlds leading online dating site, according to the global ranking by Media Metrix in March 2004. Lavalife's revenues are in excess of $100 million in 2003 and growing.
has over 3.3 million profiles including Planet in 2004 and is growing by thousands a day.
Therefore, to find the company owns a very large membership database is a better bargain to join.