Spark Networks

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Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKTLOV) owns many special-interest online personal sites,[1] such as ChristianMingle.com, JDate.com, BlackSingles.com, SilverSingles.com, LDSMingle.com, and CatholicMingle.com; it also owns the general-interest site Spark.com. Former CEO Adam Berger referred to it as "niche" dating.[2]

Spark was started in 1997 by Joe Y. Shapira.[3] David Siminoff formerly served as Chief Executive Officer. The current leadership consists of Gregory R. Liberman acting as CEO, President and Director, Brett A. Zane as CFO and Gregory J. Franchina as CIO.[4] Previously based in Beverly Hills, California it is now based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Lehi, Utah.

Christian Mingle has more than 10 million members. 10,000 people join Christian Mingle daily.[5] The ChristianMingle.com website uses the promotional slogan, "Find God's match for you;" Christian Mingle's "free membership" does not include contacting other users.[6][7]

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The company authorized the repurchase of $5.0 million of its outstanding common stock as a reflection of confidence in the long-term business.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niche websites help picky singles find love". Canada.com. June 16, 2008. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Alfonsi, Sharyn; Thompson, Victoria (June 18, 2010). "As Dating Pool Shrinks, Love Matches Grow". ABC News. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Parent of Dating Sites Looks for a Match". The New York Times. 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ Albo, Bonny. "Spark Networks Company Information, News and Statistics". Dating.About.com. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "10 million members". 
  6. ^ ChristianMingle.com
  7. ^ http://www.bestdatingsites.com/christian-dating/christian-mingle-cost.html
  8. ^ "Spark Networks, Inc. Announces $5 Million Stock Repurchase Program". Yahoo Finance. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

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