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The first section to launch would be the personals, on a site called “would be the test case to show potential partners and others that the underlying technology worked,” says Fran Maier, the site’s marketing director at launch and later its general manager, who later went on to lead the Internet privacy group TRUSTe for more than a decade.
Today, Match is the largest operator in what market research firm IBISWorld estimates is a billion dating industry.
Niche dating sites also took off, with services from Christian Mingle to Veggie Date targeting specific interests, religions, and racial groups looking to find likeminded people, and by 2013, the Pew Research Center reported that about 40% of online dating customers had used such a specialized service.
After changing hands a few times in the late 1990s, Match is now the centerpiece of Internet firm IAC’s digital dating empire, which also includes sites like OKCupid, Tinder, Black People Meet, and
It counts a collective 511 million worldwide users, when customers of all its products are tallied.
The company estimates that Match alone has helped put together more than 10 million couples, who have then gone on to have those million babies, and the company is optimistic it will see a steady stream of new users for years to come.“Every single person is born single,” current CEO Sam Yagan likes to say.
Twenty years ago, in the San Francisco neighborhood then called Multimedia Gulch, a state-of-the-art server from Sun Microsystems began to run a program that would one day lead to more than a million newborn babies.
The machine belonged to a startup called Electric Classifieds, which had plans for a series of sites on the rapidly growing web that would mirror the sections of a newspaper’s classified listings.