IAC previously spun off travel service Expedia in 2005.
Launched in April 1995, is now in 24 countries and hosts websites in 15 languages.
(IAC announced in December that the dating website will be reorganized as a separate business called Match Group, with its own chairman, potentially setting the stage for a spinoff.) "A company like Match, they have the best potential to gain significant market share in terms of the number of subscribers," Anthony said.
If it happens, the move will make it easier to turn Match into a separately traded company, a strategy Diller used before.
Remarkably, almost 70 percent of gay and lesbian couples met online, according to the Stanford sociologist Michael J. And Internet dating isn’t just about casual hookups.
According to the University of Chicago psychologist John T.
Other research suggests that more than a third of married couples now meet online. The unmarried population stands at 47 percent, up from 42 percent in 1994, according to the Census Bureau.
You can specify height, education, location and basically anything else."In general, I would recommend mobile and social and large dating sites. "The dating phase prior to an offline marriage runs up a ,660 tab.The average dating site customer spends just 9 a year for online memberships, which more than pays for itself to the tune of ,803 in cost savings from fewer dates," the report said. One of the most amazing social changes is the rise of online dating and the decline of other ways of meeting a romantic partner. So it’s no surprise our screens are becoming the first place we turn to when looking for romance — because you need someone to take care of you when you get food poisoning on your vacation, right?A recent report by Topeka Capital Markets finds that the combination of tough economic times, a rise in the number of singles, social media and mobile technology is causing a resurgence in the "fast food dating" business of online personals. people are a lot more comfortable posting their personal information online.