CZECH CRUNCH - Nov 19 - Lide.cz, the legendary dating site based in Czech Republic, is shutting down after 23 years of operation due to several reasons. One of the reasons is the strong competition from the likes of Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Tinder. Seznam.cz, the parent company, also states that the online dating platform has not met financial expectations for some time. In addition, it was becoming more and more difficult for the team to keep sex offenders off the site. Lide.cz was featured in "Caught in the Net" documentary which follows three actresses pretending to be 12 years old girls on social media. Almost as soon as their fake profiles were set up, hundreds of men from around the world began contacting the actresses. Lidé.cz will officially end its operation on December 14.