Match

  • Plenty of Fish doubles down on conversations with new features

    Plenty of Fish doubles down on conversations with new features

    Match Group, which houses a large portfolio of dating app brands – including most notably, Tinder, Match, and OKCupid – is prepping a notable upgrade to one of its older brands: Plenty of Fish. The dating service, often dubbed ‘POF’ by its users, was founded in 2003 then sold to Match Group in 2015 for $575 million. But it has since remained fairly quiet, in terms of… Read More

  • Match Group is still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over $1B

    Match Group is still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over $1B

    In August we reported from our sources that Match Group made an offer to acquire Bumble for $450M. Bumble declined the offer, and at the time a source close to the company suggested to TechCrunch that Bumble was actually valued at $1 billion. Now we’ve learned that these talks are still ongoing, with recent discussions centered around a valuation of “well over” $1B.  The… Read More

  • Match’s new feature shows you who you crossed paths with in the real world

    Match’s new feature shows you who you crossed paths with in the real world

    Match is rolling out a new feature that will help its dating app customers see who they’ve crossed paths with in the real world, and say “hi” if they’re interested in chatting. The opt-in feature called “Missed Connections” takes advantage of location-based services on the users’ phones, but is designed in a way to ensure user privacy, Match… Read More

  • Match’s pop-up coffee shop will 3D print your date’s face on a drink

    Match’s pop-up coffee shop will 3D print your date’s face on a drink

    In what is clearly a (very cool) publicity stunt, Match is opening a pop-up coffee shop where it will 3D print the face of single users on the foam of your latte. Specifically, you’ll be able to show up and pick your drink – each will feature one of eight single Match users – four male and four female. Your drink will then come with their face 3D-printed on your coffee, and… Read More

  • Flirtomatic Reaches 3m Users, Outflirts Match And eHarmony In U.S. Mobile

    Mobile social network Flirtomatic (“the world’s number one flirting company”) today announced somewhat of a milestone: It’s passed the 3 million global user mark and, perhaps more noteworthy, recently surpassed 1 million users in the U.S. Furthermore, citing a study by the mobile media measurement firm Ground Truth, the London-based company says that over the summer… Read More

  • Breaking: Meetic Finds A Soulmate, Acquires Match.com's European Operations

    Meetic, the popular European online dating company, announced today that it has agreed to buy the European operations of the IAC-owned Match.com. The news was announced on the blog of Loïc Le Meur, who is a board member of Meetic but will need to resign to leave room for an IAC representative. IAC will sell 100% of the stock of Match Europe – the entity that houses Match.com’s… Read More