The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
The "Transaction Value" box shows the forecasted value of transactions in the selected market (market segment, region) in million US dollars for each year.
The figures do not refer to the actual revenue that is generated by the processing companies.
The calculation of Statista’s Market Outlook is based on a complex market-driver logic including over 400 region-specific data sets.
The “Mobile Payments” segment includes transactions at Point-of-Sale that are processed via smartphone applications (so-called “mobile wallets”).Technology and competition for this lucrative market has made a mockery of it.To the average person, thanks to bad press and other contributing factors, online dating has become somewhat of an un-trusted source for meeting people.Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.Well-known providers of mobile wallets are Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Samsung Pay.