OPW -- Aug 18 -- We thought it would be interesting to create a list showing when various dating companies were first launched. We've added launch and 'belly-up' dates to the companies on our 'News Listed By Company' section. (Look on the right, under 'Search'). This data was mainly collected from the Wayback Machine and we've linked out to the first image wherever possible. Here are some interesting ones for you.
- FriendFinder Launched in Mar 1997
- JDate Launched in Dec 1998
- Match.com Launched in Jan 1998
- Matchmaker.com Launched in Dec 1998
- Plentyoffish Launched in Jan 2002
We also list 'belly-up' dates. e.g.
- Badgermatch Launched in Mar 2004, Died in Oct 2007
- BikerDating Launched in Mar 2003, Died in Jan 2008
- LoveHappens Launched in Dec 1998, Died in Apr 2008
You get the idea. I hope its useful, or at least amusing.