Meetic

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Meetic
Type Subsidiary
Industry Online dating service
Founded 2001
Headquarters Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Key people Marc Simoncini, CEO
Revenue 133,6 M € (Europe, 2008)
Parent IAC/InterActiveCorp
Website http://www.meetic.co.uk
Marc Simoncini, founder of Meetic

Meetic is an online dating service founded in November 2001. It became publicly quoted in October 2005. Meetic was founded by Marc Simoncini.[1]

According to JupiterResearch, Meetic is the largest online dating service in Europe. The service had 525,000 subscribers in 2007.[2] By February 2009, when the company acquired the European activities of Match.com, it grew to have more than 30 million subscribers.[3]

The service's slogan is "Same game, new rules."[4]

Meetic was acquired by IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2013.[5]

Twoo.com[edit]

In December 2012, Meetic Group bought Massive Media, the parent company of Twoo.com.[6][7] Twoo.com had been launched in 2011, and in November 2012, Twoo became the biggest site in the world in the Personals category (ComScore December 2012).[8][unreliable source?] Twoo features matchmaking algorithms that connect users to others based on location and interests. Users are spread worldwide, the site is available in 38 languages. Twoo is also available as an Android, iPhone and Windows Phone app.

In December 2013 they launched a new product, the Stepout application where people can find out who likes them nearby.

According to the website TechCrunch, Twoo has been accused of forwarding invitations to its users' email contacts using spamming methods.[9] TechCrunch had a follow up a year later and maintained that Twoo was still following the same spamming methods as it had reported the previous year.[10]

Meetic brands in Europe[edit]

The Meetic group has activities in all European countries. But the brandnames may be different from country to country:

  • "DirectDating" in the UK
  • "Neu" in Germany and Austria
  • "Meetic" in France, Italy, Spain, Luxemburg, Portugal, Sweden and Belgium
  • "Parperfeito" in Brazil
  • "Lexa" in the Netherlands

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