The dating services industry includes several different segments.Online Dating Websites: Sites such as, Plenty of Fish, e Harmony, and hundreds more bring affordable and convenient matchmaking services to America’s 124 million singles.

In fact, when compared to other consumer products, like cars, computers and credit cards, online dating services received the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports had ever seen, Gilman said.

"Unlike shopping for a bank or a refrigerator, in the case of online dating, the refrigerator has to like you back," Gilman said.

Matchmakers & Dating Coaches: Companies and professionals in this industry provide matchmaking services and host singles events such as speed dating.

These professionals also work to help improve their clients’ overall success in dating and relationships.

The app has generated over one billion matches since its start, and subscriber estimates vary between 100,000 and 297,000 users.

In June 2014 during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the app had a 50 percent increase in downloads and usage.About 8 percent of 18-29 year olds admit to being in a committed relationship with a spouse or partner they met online, according to Statista.On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.Dating does not include listings for all dating sites.Since the rise of online dating over the past decade, many dating websites have come and gone.Months after their first date, the couple discovered they had been classmates in preschool, and one year into their relationship Justin arranged to have the young students from their former school hold up signs that asked, "Will you marry me? How to boost the odds with a better profile: Use recent pictures (taken within the past year) and at least one good close-up headshot.