In 2001 during a dinner with friends, Marc Simoncini (web entrepreneur), shares an idea with his friends to allow to his single or divorced friends to find someone through the web. Out of this Meetic was born in France. Meetic is now the pioneer in online dating, starting as an innovative start-up and now an unprecedented success story and continued leader in dating across Europe.
In 2009 the Meetic Group took over match.com activities in Europe, before joining the Match Group in 2011 and established its international reputation by joining IAC’s global online portfolio, which with its 50+ brands has for many years been listed amongst the biggest and most influential players in e-commerce and online services. Couple Meetic heritage with the expertise and resource provided by Match Group is the reason Meetic will continue to lead and innovate to fulfil our mission to spark meaningful connections for every single person in Europe and the world.
Today The Match Group is a community of over 20 million singles in 25 countries, and across five continents. As more and more people have realised the benefits of the scale, choice and quality of match.com’s revolutionary technology, we have continued to give our members the best opportunity to find a date.
The Match Group is IAC’s global online dating portfolio of over 45 brands available in nearly every country in the world, including leading properties like Match.com, OkCupid, OurTime, Meetic Group, Twoo, Tinder, PeopleMedia and ParPerfeito. These businesses generated revenues of more than $896 million and profits of more than $260 million in 2014.
Launch of the second pan-european campaign “Little details, great stories.”
Launch of a new brand OurTime in Sweden
Launch of the Gentleman Badge in Italy and Germany
Launch of the Gentleman Badge in France, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands
Launch of a new brand OurTime in the UK
Launch of the TV campaign for OurTime in the UK
Launch of the TV campaign for DisonsDemain in France
Launch of a new brand DisonsDemain in France
Match launch the first Facebook Messenger Dating Bot in the UK
Launch of the third edition of the campaign #LoveYourImperfections in Spain, Sweden and Norway
Meetic Events continue to expand its offer with the Single City Trips
Launch of the second edition of the campaign #LoveYourImperfections in Germany, Italy and Netherlands.
In Europe, Meetic Events enlarges its offer with travels for singles !
FriendScout24 is renamed as LoveScout24
Meetic launch the first Facebook Messenger Dating Bot in France
Launch of the second edition of the campaign #LoveYourImperfections in Spain.
Launch of the second edition of the campaign #LoveYourImperfections in France, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
IAC/InterActiveCorp ("IAC") and Match Group, Inc. ("Match Group") announced the pricing of Match Group's initial public offering ("IPO") of 33,333,333 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $12.00 per share
Match Group Commences Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation for IAC 4.75% Senior Notes Due 2022 - more information on IAC media room
Launch of a brand new apps for iPad and Windows Tablet
Launch of its first Apple Watch app in United Kingdom, Netherlands and France
Meetic Group introduces its latest iOS & Android app featuring geolocation, advanced search and IRL Events.
Launch of the first pan-european campaign “#LoveYourImperfections”
Launch of the Android Wear app for all the brands across Europe
Meetic launches the Events in Spain
Meetic launches the Events and Socials in Italy
Integration of FriendScout24, Secret and Serieusdatin (in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Netherland) in the Match Group
Launch of a dedicated Windows Phone app for all the brands of the group
Launch of a brand new design of its iOS and Android apps combining flat design and picture oriented navigation
Launch of a new campaign « People want to meet you » for France, Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
Meetic celebrates its 500th Night with more than 15 Happy Hours organized throughout France in a week
Match.com launches the match Nights in UK, Happy Hours dedicated to singles
Meetic launches the Annual European Reference Study on Singles and Dating, LoveGeistTM: 80 questions, around 8.000 singles questioned and more than one million different responses processed
Meetic in France, Match.com in UK, Sweden and Norway launch a new TV campaign “Real People” based on real members
Meetic launches a new service : the Events, Happy Hours, Dinners, IBA dedicated to singles and organized on a regular basis close to where they live
Meetic Group’s brands are now accessible on all smartphones via HTML5 and apps.
New campaign for Meetic in France, created by Maiwenn to invite singles to “Reach out further for your next date”
Match Group launches tender offer on the outstanding shares of Meetic S.A.
Meetic launches the 6th version of its website with a much modern portal, user-friendly navigation, and improved design close to the social networks concept.
Meetic Group, with leading brands in 16 countries in Europe such as Meetic, Lexa, Neu.de and Match.com is acquired by Match Group / IAC Group, a leading media and Internet company with more than 150 brands and products serving loyal consumer audiences.
Match Group and Meetic launch a joint venture in Latin America.
Meetic is the singles’ choice in France: more than 200 000 marriages (over 5% of global marriage in France) and more 1 million couples for the 2005-2010 period.
Match.com launches mobile application for iPhone and iPhone touch and Palm Pre
Sale of the European operations of Match.com to Meetic and acquisition of People Media, a leading operator of targeted dating sites, from American Capital Ltd.
Only 8 years after its creation, Meetic has a strong awareness level (95% in France and over 82% in Spain)
Meetic S.A becomes stakeholder of Neu.de and acquires 100 percent from Media Ventures GmbH as well as the trademark of Partner.de
Meetic continues innovating with the launch of "Meetic Affinity", the matchmaking services
Meetic launches its first multi-countries advertising campaign "The rules of the game have changed"
Launch of version 2.0 in Europe
Acquisition of Lexa.nl in Netherlands
Launch of MeeticLive, events dedicated to singles. More than 1000 events have been organized throughout 35 cities of France gathering more than 160.000 members. The concept is then extended across Europe.
Meetic launches MeeticMobile
Meetic launches in Spain
During a dinner with friends, Marc Simoncini, web entrepreneur, defines his idea to allow to his singles or divorced friends to find someone. Creation of Meetic in France, the pioneer in online dating, an innovative start-up and the beginning of a unique success story. But more than that, it is one of the leading players in social web.