In 2012, announced Stir, a service that brings members together in thousands of events across the country.
Stir consists of hundreds of local events each month, ranging from large-scale happy hours to smaller, more intimate events such as cooking classes, wine and tequila tastings, bowling nights, rock climbing, and more.
It was announced in February 2011 that would acquire dating site Ok Cupid, diversifying its portfolio of dating sites with a non-subscription based site.
Ok Cupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan remains CEO of the site. In May 2011, announced a planned public tender offer for all outstanding shares of Meetic S. In September 2011, invested a 20% interest in Zhenai Inc., a leading Chinese dating site.
I find people seek romantic relationships instead of friendships to avoid that transitory feeling, and also to feel emotionally safer.