The acquisition is the latest in a string of movements in the online dating sector.Tinder recently released Tinder Plus, which allows users to browse profiles in a different geographical setting and return to rejected matches, and now offers verified profiles for celebrities using the app.He said: "As more people than ever use more dating apps than ever with more frequency than ever, Plenty of Fish's addition both brings new members into our family of products and deepens the lifetime relationship we have with our users across our portfolio." The Match Group is a subsidiary of Barry Diller's IAC/Inter Active Corp, which said last month that it would spin the division off by floating it on the stock market.At the time, The Match Group chairman Greg Blatt said that the "dating industry has come a long way since its inception, but the category remains underpenetrated".
The Match Group also owns the Princeton Review, the college admission preparation website, and Daily Burn, which streams fitness videos.Adam Hilarie's roommate found him dead Friday in their apartment on Sunset Avenue, launching an investigation into what happened.Detectives determined that Hilarie met a woman, later identified as Hailey Bustos, on an dating website, "Plenty of Fish." After going on a date with Bustos, police said the two briefly went back to Hilarie's apartment.Judge Overbury said: ‘You promised to underwrite any money invested and told them there was no risk in investing money when you must have known there were massive risks and it was highly likely they would get very little or no return.’The pyramid scheme ended in January 2014 when Smith handed himself in to police as he expected two of his creditor’s accountants, who had been chasing him for money owed, were about to report the suspected fraud.
The Match Group, which owns a cluster of online dating services including Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid, has agreed to buy Plenty of Fish for 5m in a bid to pad out its portfolio as it heads towards its IPO later this year.
Investigators believe Bustos, 18, was just casing the place and plotted to go to Hilarie's apartment with three men to rob him later in the evening."Given the way it worked out, it seemed like that's what she was intending to do," said Auburndale Deputy Chief Andy Ray.