The only option for us is to help more people build relationships.If we continue to do that better every day, and willingly disrupt ourselves..will win," Levin wrote.Ok Cupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan remains CEO of the site. In May 2011, announced a planned public tender offer for all outstanding shares of Meetic S. In September 2011, invested a 20% interest in Zhenai Inc., a leading Chinese dating site.In 2012, announced Stir, a service that brings members together in thousands of events across the country.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.
The service includes an event-based system for pairing that's unique to the space.
As Facebook has had an unofficial reputation for bringing people together "since it was a project in Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room at Harvard," Levin said the announcement served as more of a wake-up call to continue to "delight our users" and deliver innovative products.
"A single new competitor, even a powerful one cannot just uproot us -- our fate is in our own hands," Levin wrote.
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.