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 suit was dismissed by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 25, 2007.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.After troubles with venture capitalists over his insistence that the company serve profitable alternative market segments including the LGBT market, Gary Kremen left in March 1996, remaining on the board of Electric Classifieds. A year later was purchased by IAC (then still operating under the name Ticket Master).announced its mobile application for Android in March 2010, making apps available on all major smartphone platforms.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 [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.At the time, more than 42 million singles globally had registered with since its launch in 1995, and worldwide there were over 15 million members using the service.
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).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.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 late 1999, was moved to Dallas, Texas, to merge with another matching site, One & Only networks, that IAC had purchased the same year.In September 2001, merged with [email protected], partnering with AOL and MSN to bring online dating to the general public.