Soon after the internet was created and became readily accessible, people began searching for new ways to connect.
was one of the first to offer online dating services.
TORONTO – The Match Group, the New York-based company that owns Match.com, Ok Cupid and Tinder, says it has purchased Vancouver-based dating website Plenty Of Fish for US$575 million in cash.
In a statement on its website, Match Group CEO Sam Yagan says it was attracted to Plenty Of Fish’s consistent growth and it plans to integrate the Canadian company’s mobile app into its existing family of digital and online dating services.
In March, Plenty Of Fish surpassed 100 million users.
CEO and founder Markus Frind launched the company from his Vancouver apartment in 2003.
The Match Group says the deal is subject to approval from the federal industry minister and is expected to close early in the fourth quarter.
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