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The acquisition is the latest in a string of movements in the online dating sector.
Tinder recently released Tinder Plus, which allows users to browse profiles in a different geographical setting and return to rejected matches, and now offers verified profiles for celebrities using the app.
He said: "As more people than ever use more dating apps than ever with more frequency than ever, Plenty of Fish's addition both brings new members into our family of products and deepens the lifetime relationship we have with our users across our portfolio." The Match Group is a subsidiary of Barry Diller's IAC/Inter Active Corp, which said last month that it would spin the division off by floating it on the stock market.
At the time, The Match Group chairman Greg Blatt said that the "dating industry has come a long way since its inception, but the category remains underpenetrated".
Although the Plenty Of Fish site and its "matching" criteria continue to match couples with age differences greater than the 14 year guideline, attempts to contact the "matches" resulted in an inbox message from Markus stating, among other things, "[t]here is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact a 18 year old woman." On March 25, 2015, Plentyoffish Media Inc.
At the time this received global media exposure and security experts blamed Plenty Of Fish for the security and privacy lapse specifically for keeping users' passwords unsecured.
On February 28, 2012, the parents of US Army Lieutenant Peter Burks sued Plenty Of Fish.
For our first date he took me to a chinese restaurant and afterwards we shared our first kiss outside the restaurant.
Since then we've been on many dates.” “I first contacted Rod when I saw his diary post.