If you've ever gone fishing for a mate online, you know that is like the Mc Donald's of online dating sites. And now that [and Ok Cupid are] converging on one another in a hot, sticky mess of online dating site co-promotion ...
well, it's just going to be even more chaotic for serious daters.
The online dating sites and Ok Cupid can now add another happy couple to their list of successful matches: themselves.
IAC's Match.com, which owns a family of dating sites including Chemistry.com, People Media, and Singles Net, purchased Ok Cupid for million on Wednesday.
With a free account, you can post your profile, upload a picture (or two), and even browse the database to see what potential partners are living in your area.
You can read profiles, view pictures, and even receive messages (and “flirts”) from other members.
is an online dating service with web sites serving 25 countries in more than eight languages. The company has offices in Dallas, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Beijing. which aimed to provide classified advertising systems for newspapers. Ong, who helped in the design of the initial system, and Simon Glinsky, who helped in the development of one of the first Internet business plans for and also provided management and marketing expertise.
The initial business scope developed by this team included a subscription model, now common among personals services, and inclusion of diverse communities with high first trial and market leaders status, including women, technology professionals and the Gay and Lesbian community.
This is more of a value acquisition than a strategic one, and Singlesnet will predominantly be run as a standalone business.
Nonetheless, the addition of the site's considerable traffic to our existing aggregation of traffic in this single category should open new monetization opportunities for Match.com's collective portfolio of domestic online dating brands." "has been the standard-bearer for the entire online dating industry, so we're excited to team up with them," said Singlesnet founder and CEO Quinn Lipin.
Regardless, they have over five million registered users, and have been around for over 10 years.
Their database of singles is huge, and offers selection large enough that even someone who is very picky, or has extremely specific requirements in a mate, can still find a companion.
25 /PRNewswire-First Call/ -- Match.com, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Singlesnet, one of the most visited online dating sites in the United States. (Logo: "Singlesnet has built a heavily trafficked site with an active and dedicated community of users," said Greg Blatt, CEO of