Internet dating market share
Such trends were the focus of the psychologist Jean Twenge’s Few would deny that the Pill was a nuclear bomb detonated above the sexual marketplace, or that the fallout has continued for decades in the form of delayed marriage and childbearing and rising rates of women working.(What got nuked, of course, was a mixture of good and bad.) But more recent changes seem to be having far smaller and more nuanced effects, with some trends even running the notion of progressively “cheaper” sex.And to paint his picture of the modern mating market, Regnerus draws extensively from the 2014 Relationships in America survey, which he helped to create, as well as from detailed interviews that he and his team conducted with young adults from around the country.*** I highly recommend this book, but I’d like to begin with a caveat and a bit of a digression: Because Regnerus relies heavily on a single survey and recent interviews, he gives somewhat short shrift to trends over time.
Women have traditionally benefited from being the gatekeepers of sexual access — but now that men don’t have to work very hard to access women’s bodies, well, they don’t.
Click or scroll through the slides to see the Internet Trends highlights, and read the full-report here. Yet desktop usage has only declined slightly, indicating it’s more of an addition of mobile than a shift to mobile.
Google and Facebook control 85 percent of the growth in online ads and their share keeps increasing.
Netflix grew 6.7X to roughly 175 billion monthly minutes of video delivered per month since 2010, while the top TV networks declined an average of 10 percent.
Netflix has grown to 30 percent of home entertainment revenue, but still earns much less per user than TV, indicating room to grow revenue per user as people cut the cord.
There are 2.6 billion quarterly video gamers now compared to 100 million in 1995, thanks to massive multiplayer online games, the popularity of e-sports and an increase in casual female gamers and average gamer age.