Meetic

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Meetic
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryOnline dating service
Founded2001
HeadquartersBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Key people
Marc Simoncini, CEO
Revenue€133.6 M (Europe, 2008)[needs update]
ParentIAC
Website

Meetic is a French online dating service founded in November 2001[1] and part of the Match Group since 2013.[2]

History[edit]

Marc Simoncini, founder of Meetic

In November 2001, Marc Simoncini started Meetic as a dating website.[1] It became publicly quoted in October 2005.

In 2007, according to JupiterResearch, Meetic was the largest online dating service in Europe with 525,000 subscribers.[3] The service's slogan was "Same game, new rules."[4]

In 2013, Meetic was acquired by IAC and thus became a part of the leading Match Group.[2] In December, Meetic launched the Stepout application where people can find out who likes them nearby.

Acquisitions[edit]

In February 2009, the company acquired the European activities of Match.com and grew to more than 30 million subscribers.[5]

In December 2012, the Meetic Group bought Massive Media, the parent company of Twoo.com.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sage, Adam (2007-10-18). "For French and internet dating, what's love got to do with it?". The Times. Archived from the original on June 9, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Match.com increases its stake in Meetic SA from 80.8% to 87.5% and Announces Planned Public Offer for all Outstanding Shares
  3. ^ Fishbein, Jennifer (2007-10-05). "Europe's Love Affair with Meetic". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on June 9, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  4. ^ Reuben Dating firms fight for UK hearts, Anthony (2007-07-18). "Dating firms fight for UK hearts". BBC. Archived from the original on June 9, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  5. ^ "Marc Simoncini annonce le mariage de Meetic avec Match.com". Zonebourse.com. Performance Bourse. 2009-02-20. Archived from the original on 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  6. ^ "Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m". www.thenextweb.com. 23 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Meetic purchases Belgian dating site Twoo.com to go international". www.rudebaguette.com. Retrieved 31 December 2012.