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

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

HistoryEdit

 
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.

AcquisitionsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.