Does Barry Diller Own The Keys To Our Hearts?

Two remarkable data points show the influence of online dating, and how online dating is concentrating in the hands of a few powerful businesses.

Last year, a University of Chicago study found that 35% of couples who married between 2005 and 2012 had met online.

And today, Barry Diller’s media conglomerate IAC announced that it was buying dating site HowAboutWe, adding to its portfolio of Tinder, Match and OKCupid. AdAge estimates that the deal gives IAC a 28% share of the online dating market.

45% x 28% = 9.8%: Barry Diller now creates one in ten American marriages.

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