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In September 2001, merged with [email protected], partnering with AOL and MSN to bring online dating to the general public.
[email protected] was no longer free, after it became Match.com, but all the names were transferred, allowed a more diverse audience to gain access to In November 2004, Guinness World Records recognized as the largest online dating site in the world.
On May 24, 2010, became the exclusive provider of online dating service for Yahoo! ". In December 2010, Match.com’s CEO Greg Blatt was made CEO of parent company IAC.
It was announced in February 2011 that would acquire dating site Ok Cupid, diversifying its portfolio of dating sites with a non-subscription based site.
The company stated that it planned to refocus its operation moving forward on on-line dating instead of hosting singles and speed-dating events. The new service offers hundreds of local events each month for members to attend. In April 2014, launched an updated mobile app called "Stream" which uses location to match people based upon photographs, using similar algorithms as the mobile dating app Tinder.
Match Travel was an attempt about the same time as the Match Live brand to offer discounts via the then sister company Expedia, Inc. On November 10, 2005, a class action was filed by Matthew Evans against in federal court in Los Angeles alleging that "secretly employs people as 'date bait' to send bogus enticing E-mails and to go on as many as 100 dates a month – or three a day – to keep customers ponying up." The suit has been repudiated by IAC as baseless.
Singles Net was also acquired by in February 2010, adding to Match.com's collective portfolio of domestic and international online dating brands.
announced its mobile application for Android in March 2010, making apps available on all major smartphone platforms.
In 2012, announced Stir, a service that brings members together in thousands of events across the country.
Fran Maier joined in late 1994 to lead the business unit where she significantly bolstered the strategy to make friendly and accessible to women (the men would then follow).
The initial users of the service were given free lifetime charter memberships for signing up in an effort to build up the initial database of users for other paying customers to be able to match with.
On February 4, 2010, and Meetic announced a joint venture in the Latin American dating market.
The two companies formed a partnership to combine Par Perfieto in Brazil with extended presence in Latin America.