New yorker magazine article on online dating
The company offers dating products in 38 languages and in more than 190 countries.
Match has roughly 59 million monthly active users (MAUs) and 4.7 million paid members. The company’s growth strategy is to drive product development, innovation and differentiation across its product portfolio.
Match Group is the world's leading provider of dating products, with a portfolio of over 45 brands that target a broad range of geographies and demographics.
The company’s growth strategy focuses on product development, innovation and differentiation.
Specifically, Match expects to deepen its capabilities on location-based technology, video, game dynamics and AI, among other factors.
Match is also a consolidator of a fragmented online dating industry, and the company has many opportunities to grow through strategic M&A.
It explores the mid-twentieth century origins of computer dating and matchmaking in order to argue for the importance of using sexuality as a lens of analysis in the history of computing.
For Valentine’s Day, 1961, the cartoonist Charles Addams—of Addams Family fame—drew a futuristic cover for the New Yorker.It showed a massive, wall-sized computer, with hundreds of blinking lights, ejecting a tiny paper card with a red heart on it for its operator, who was dwarfed by the computer’s hulking form.The drawing of the computer was supposedly based on the huge SSEC (Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator) mainframe that IBM had shown off in its Madison Avenue showroom in New York City from 1948-1952.The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.I read dozens of studies about love, how people connect and why they do or don’t stay together.