OPW - Sep 13 - Exclusive at OPW. We just heard be2 has merged with c-date.com. A most unusual unison. c-date (circa 2008) does not allow photographs, and is focused on the casual and cheaters market. The company was started by a former FriendScout Director and a multitude of FriendScout employees followed. be2 was founded in April 2005 by sociologist Dr Robert Wuttke, and quickly expanded to over 30 countries. The site is focused on longer term relationships. be2 traffic slipped back in recent times. Probably in part due to a fall in reorders from people who were a tad unhappy at having to send a fax to cancel their membership.
Important Correction and Update: Dr Wuttke corrected me..."Since the beginning of this year, I am not only founder/CEO of be2, but also CEO of C-Date. be2 and C-Date continue to be two separate companies, however now managed by one team. That be2’s traffic slipped back is also not correct. be2 grows at a rate of more than 30% year on year. Also our customers do not have to send a fax to cancel their membership, but are free to cancel with a convenient prefilled PDF document sent through Email, fax or letter."