Silver Surfers Less Active Online on Valentine’s Day

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Cupid.com reveals that the 50+ age group were the least active online this Valentine's Day.

This sort of insight into our members allows us to understand them better and to deliver a better service.

On the online dating industry’s biggest day of the year, it was found that members in the 50+ age group were less active than their younger counterparts according to Cupid.com.

Whilst there was a 6.56% spike in visitors within this demographic, compared to the daily average of the previous seven days, this is still a much lower increase than other age groups, and out of those who did sign in to their cupid account there was a 2.6% drop in activity.

From visitor data that Cupid.com analysed for the whole of Valentine’s Day, it was found that the greatest uplift in visitors was from the 31-40 age group, with an astonishing 11.52% increase in the number of members signing in to find someone. However, this still wasn’t the most active age group. The 31-40 age group were mostly content with browsing and checking their inbox it seems.

The most active amongst Cupid.com members on Valentines’ Day were the much younger age groups, with an uplift of 11.49% in the number of 18-25 year olds doing more than just checking their messages. It seems this age group were the ones really looking for someone on Valentine’s Day, by checking out the profiles of new or online members.

Speaking on behalf of Cupid.com about the Valentine’s Day activity, Sean Wood said; “This sort of insight into our members allows us to understand them better and to deliver a better service. The fact that the younger age group were so active online on Valentine’s Day maybe isn’t such a surprise. It’s possible that to this age group it’s more important to be with someone on the most romantic day of the year as they will see their peer group enjoying time with their partners.”

Notes to Editors

For further information please contact Sean Wood tel: 0131 220 9822 or email seanwood(at)cupid(dot)com

  • Cupid plc (formerly Easydate plc) listed on AIM in June 2010 and is a leading provider of online dating services
  • Cupid plc has built a base of over 13 million registrants and over 9 million members in 29 countries (those countries with over 1,000 members), with a growing proportion of members coming from outside of the United Kingdom.
  • The company offers a wide variety of online dating services allowing members to interact with each other and access the content available on the Group's websites. These websites are intended to appeal to dating users of diverse ages, cultures and social interest groups. The Group's most heavily visited websites include http://www.cupid.com, http://www.flirt.com and http://www.benaughty.com. The Group also promotes the niche brands http://www.datingforparents.com, and http://www.maturedating.co.uk.
  • The majority of services are also available via Apple and Android App Stores for mobile users as well as through their own Facebook apps - eg. http://apps.facebook.com/cupidcom.

Further information on the Company can be found at http://www.cupidplc.com.

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