is an online dating service with web sites serving 25 countries in more than eight languages. The company has offices in Dallas, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Beijing. which aimed to provide classified advertising systems for newspapers. Ong, who helped in the design of the initial system, and Simon Glinsky, who helped in the development of one of the first Internet business plans for and also provided management and marketing expertise.The initial business scope developed by this team included a subscription model, now common among personals services, and inclusion of diverse communities with high first trial and market leaders status, including women, technology professionals and the Gay and Lesbian community.
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.
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).
In late 1999, was moved to Dallas, Texas, to merge with another matching site, One & Only networks, that IAC had purchased the same year.
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.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.In late 2005, in the United States entered into a strategic partnership with Dr.Once you have completed your Relationship Questionnaire, you will receive a FREE customised Personality Profile designed to give you an in-depth understanding of yourself and what kind of person is going to be a good match for you.You will then receive your matches straight to your inbox where you can start communicating through e Harmony’s Guided Communication process.Phil on a new US marketing campaign called "Mind Find Bind", a monthly subscription program that members can pay an extra fee to access.