NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cupid.com, a leading online dating service, today announced its acquisition of PreDating, America's largest speed dating company. PreDating is the leading provider of speed dating events for single professionals in the U.S. and run local events in more than 70 cities around the country. "There's no turn downs and no pressure at these events. We searched for the perfect singles event and PreDating is it!," commented Mark Brooks, Cupid.com's VP Marketing & Business Development.
Mark Brooks: I joined Cupid to make this happen. An industry first. ;-) No other online dating site has integrated singles events into their offerings like this. Match dumped their events division recently. It's far more efficient just to focus on one event format that plays into online dating. Match actually used my club www.ace-club.com as part of their inspiration set. Ooops. ACE is very unwieldy. Works fine as a little club. It's a pig to scale.