Why It's Time to Take Online Dating Seriously Infographic shows how far industry has come By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Mar 25, 2010 1:47 PM CDT 24 comments Comments Apparently, online dating is as big as porn. Who knew? Click above to view the entire infographic. (OnlineSchools.org) (Newser) – It's time to take online dating seriously. Seriously. It's now a $1.049 billion a year industry used by 40 million Americans—236 of whom get married every day, according eHarmony. That would amount to 2% of all US marriages, notes this infographic from OnlineSchools.org. Other fun facts: Women have more online pursuers than men at age 26 But men have twice as many pursuers at age 48 Men lie most about their age, height, and income Women lie most about their weight, body type, and age Dating site users spend an average of $239 a year One out of 10 sex offenders use dating sites to meet people Click here for more.