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In recent times its monthly audience has also almost halved since August 2013 while Zoosk’s has dropped to less than half.
NZDating visitor numbers have also dwindled but it has managed to maintain more consistency than its counterparts, dropping to no fewer than 56,000 visitor numbers.
Stop Press has tried to contact Tinder for comparison but is yet to hear back about its New Zealand user numbers.
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