How much is online dating costing us?

BALTIMORE - The online dating industry makes $1.049 billion in revenue each year each year, according to statisticbrain.com .

According to the site there are 40 million eHarmony members and 15 million Match.com members, and it is costing the average online dating site customer $239 each year for the online services each year.

Free trials are available for Match.com & eHarmony, but both have subscription fees.  

Several sites like OkCupid.com and datehookup.com also give cheaper options.

Is online dating safe?

Thursday at 11, ABC2 News' Brian Kuebler reveals a new form of safety net – a digital solution to the dangers of online dating.  Read more here .

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