With the industry expected to grow by another 0 million every year through 2019, analysts say the dating game is increasingly becoming a battle of the ages, with both sides hoping their age-based gambles yield the most profit from those looking for love.
It’s not clear that the young and perky are the best market for corporate matchmakers.
Since being made redundant, I have finally been able to get around to focusing on my love life. ’ Credit Crunched69 is 32, a former trader looking for love, like the thousands of other displaced City boys who are flocking to online dating sites such as in an effort finally to secure a wife now that they are jobless and have nothing better to do.
While their headhunters — or dole officers — frantically scour for suitable vacancies, Credit Crunched69 and his cronies have become professional romancers redirecting their pursuit of profit into a determination to find the elusive ‘one’.
Perfect backdrop then for a first date who, within five minutes, utters the immortal words: ‘You know, there is an upside to unemployment.We therefore turned to a panel of experts for advice on money, examining the characteristics of a prospective city to call home and drawing singles to those areas.Click on the experts’ profiles to read their bios and thoughts on the following key questions: What should singles be looking for when choosing a city?Figure 4: Monthly turnover (adjusted by working days) for NACE division I55 (accommodation) and monthly nights spent at tourist accommodation (NACE classes I551, I552 and I553), EU-28, 2006-2016 (index=average for 2010) - Source: Eurostat (sts_setu_m), (tour_occ_nim)Figure 5: Turnover adjusted by working days for tourism aggregate (H51_I55_N79), quarterly data, Croatia (country with the highest seasonality) and Finland (country with the lowest seasonality), 2000-2016 (index=average for 2010) - Source: Eurostat (sts_setu_q) The discussion below refers to four selected indicators: number of enterprises, number of persons employed, turnover and value added at factor cost – firstly at EU level, secondly at country level.In 2014, one in ten enterprises in the European non-financial business economy belonged to the tourism industries (see Table 1, Table 2).Thus a more complete economic analysis can be drawn of this sector, which is an important motor for many countries' economies and labour markets.