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.
At the same time that this sale was announced, the current CEO Thomas Enraght-Mooney stepped down, while IAC's (Match.com's parent company) Executive VP and General Counsel, Greg Blatt, took his place.
In September 2001, merged with [email protected], partnering with AOL and MSN to bring online dating to the general public.
In late 1999, was moved to Dallas, Texas, to merge with another matching site, One & Only networks, that IAC had purchased the same year.
has responded that it would create many problems trying to get background information from all their users. On UK, the British version of the site, the option to cancel your subscription, and to end auto renewal, is found under “my account settings.” It can also be terminated by calling customer support.
From 2011 to 2014 a man described by British police as a “sexual predator”, contacted thousands of women through the website. In March 2016 Derby Crown Court heard that four of the victims complained about the man to Match.com; one of the women was told that administrators could not do anything because he had not sent abusive messages through the site.
The judge in the case ruled on August 10, 2012 that did not breach its user agreements with consumers because the agreements "in no way requires to police, vet, update the website content" or guarantee the accuracy of profiles on the site.
The woman and her lawyer wanted to start doing background checks on their users in order to prevent registered sex offenders from using the site.