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.
The company stated that it planned to refocus its operation moving forward on on-line dating instead of hosting singles and speed-dating events. The new service offers hundreds of local events each month for members to attend. In April 2014, launched an updated mobile app called "Stream" which uses location to match people based upon photographs, using similar algorithms as the mobile dating app Tinder.
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.
In November 2015, the UK site was awarded Best Marketing Campaign at the UK Dating Awards. In 2002 and early 2003, Match.com's then CEO, Tim Sullivan, tried to expand reach by expanding into the local dating scene with a service called Match Live.
has responded that it would create many problems trying to get background information from all their users. On UK, the British version of the site, the option to cancel your subscription, and to end auto renewal, is found under “my account settings.” It can also be terminated by calling customer support.
From 2011 to 2014 a man described by British police as a “sexual predator”, contacted thousands of women through the website. In March 2016 Derby Crown Court heard that four of the victims complained about the man to Match.com; one of the women was told that administrators could not do anything because he had not sent abusive messages through the site.
On February 4, 2010, and Meetic announced a joint venture in the Latin American dating market.
The two companies formed a partnership to combine Par Perfieto in Brazil with extended presence in Latin America.