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Hello Mr. Brooks:

The graphs you need to show is "active members" and "paying members" and not "unique visitors".

Match buying Yahoo!Personals ?
They are going to buy what they already have in a great percentage.

Online daters belong to 3 or 4 online dating sites at the same time, most probably a great percentage of Yahoo!Personals users are now using Match / Chemistry, or PlentyOfFish or PerfectMatch or they had used Match / Chemistry, or PlentyOfFish or PerfectMatch in the past.

When Jack Welch was the CEO at the General Electric, he lasted 20 years bolted to his chair.

Now CEOs are lasting 20 / 30 months, not years, so the pressure to show progress / success is quite high and furthermore, they receive the "heritage" (mistakes / pitfalls) from the previous CEOs.

During the tenure of Tim Sullivan, Match entered the compatibility matching era with WeAttract's test.

During the tenure of Jim Safka, the IAC (Match) launched Chemistry.

During the tenure of Thomas Enraght-Mooney, the IAC (Match) acquired 27% stake in Meetic but lost the war in Europe.

During the tenure of Greg Blatt, the IAC (Match) acquired PeopleMedia's Communities and he will need to show some kind of success if he is earning USD 3,000,000 per year.


Fernando Ardenghi.
Buenos Aires.
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The 2010 is the year of Online Dating Fatigue!
Daters leaving in droves from old paid sites like Match, Chemistry, True, eHarmony, PerfectMatch, Be2, Parship, Meetic and others.

Matt Drewry

Fernando, please qualify the ways in which Match 'lost the war in Europe'!?

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