AFP -- Nov 2 -- Out of a crowded field of Internet dating sites, two have emerged as international giants: Match.com of the US and Meetic of France. Each claims the number one spot in Europe. Last month Meetic was floated on the Paris stock exchange raising ~90 million euros ($108 million) which its founder and CEO, Marc Simoncini, plans to use to fund acquisitions. Match.com hit back by launching a Singles Observatory in France as an "independent" body to publish data about singles, their lifestyle and the hunt for the perfect partner. Meetic claims that 18,000 new users fill out their profiles on the site each day, while Match.com says it receives 40,000 registrations. Jupiter Research believes the sector's revenue in Europe will double over the next five years to 375 million euros.