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.
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.
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.
It was announced in February 2009 that Match.com's European operations was sold to Meetic for 5 million Euros and a reported twenty-seven percent interest in the company.
The woman and her lawyer wanted to start doing background checks on their users in order to prevent registered sex offenders from using the site.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.has responded that it would create many problems trying to get background information from all their users. On UK, the British version of the site, the option to cancel your subscription, and to end auto renewal, is found under “my account settings.” It can also be terminated by calling customer support.From 2011 to 2014 a man described by British police as a “sexual predator”, contacted thousands of women through the website. In March 2016 Derby Crown Court heard that four of the victims complained about the man to Match.com; one of the women was told that administrators could not do anything because he had not sent abusive messages through the site.