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There are some downsides to online dating, including what Gandhi calls a “fallacy of abundance” – the notion that dates organized online are more disposable due to the plethora of alternative options.
“We get guys that are 55 and fresh out of a divorce that think, ‘Oh my God, I feel like a kid in a candy store, there are so many women but so little time! Traditional forms of dating are being challenged within today’s “hookup culture,” which Northwestern University clinical psychologist Alexandra Solomon describes as a historically recent phenomenon involving young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.
In December 2006, the layout of the United States site was redesigned, to go in line with the newly launched series of black and white TV advertisements in the US featuring members.
It was announced in February 2009 that Match.com's European operations was sold to Meetic for 5 million Euros and a reported twenty-seven percent interest in the company.
On May 24, 2010, became the exclusive provider of online dating service for Yahoo! ". In December 2010, Match.com’s CEO Greg Blatt was made CEO of parent company IAC.When the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, singles pick up their cellphones to find that special someone. “It’s when people start thinking about settling down and finding a partner,” said Bela Gandhi, relationship expert and founder of the Chicago-based Smart Dating Academy. In fact, the busiest day of online dating has been dubbed “Dating Sunday” – the first Sunday after New Year’s Day, according to Public Relations Director Amy Canady, who predicts the peak period this year being p.m. “You’ll go on what would’ve been a great date 10 or 20 years ago, and today say, ‘Meh, it was OK,’” Gandhi said.“As the holidays roll around and especially when you talk about New Year’s resolutions, people are definitely thinking about finding love.” Gandhi works closely with and said the dating site’s membership numbers increase by nearly 50 percent between Dec. “You just blow the person off because you’ve got five other matches waiting for you.” For that reason, Gandhi advises her clients to be more patient with potential partners and not fall into a trap of superficiality.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.Fran Maier joined in late 1994 to lead the business unit where she significantly bolstered the strategy to make friendly and accessible to women (the men would then follow).