DALLAS, TEXAS – February 11, 2009 – Match.com, the world's largest online dating company, announced today that it is now accepting PayPal as a faster, easier payment method for new and existing members. Match.com members now have more options to purchase subscriptions and start meeting great people.
“We’re confident that this new option will make it easier for our more than 15 million members to meet someone special,” said Mandy Ginsberg, senior vice president and general manager of Match.com North America.
"More than 70 million people around the world regularly prefer to pay with PayPal because of the convenience and security our service provides,” said Barry Herstein, general manager of PayPal North America. “We’re excited that Match.com is now accepting PayPal to help singles find the kind of relationship they’re looking for, just in time for Valentine’s Day.”
Since its founding in 1998, PayPal has grown to become a global leader in online payment solutions that allows a safer, more convenient way to pay for items and services online. With PayPal, Match.com customers can now use their debit cards, bank accounts, stored balances, or credit cards through their individual PayPal accounts.
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 70 million active accounts in 190 markets and 19 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay company and is made up of three leading online payment services: the PayPal global payments platform, the Payflow Gateway, and Bill Me Later. More information about the company can be found at https://www.paypal.com.
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995. After more than a decade, the company continues to lead this exciting and evolving category. Throughout its 13-year history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. With more than 100 million members since 2000 and 15 million current members, Match.com provides a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose. Match.com operates some of the leading subscription-based online dating sites in 40 countries, in 15 languages spanning six continents. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia, Australia, the United States and Latin America and is the premier online dating provider for Terra throughout Latin America. Additionally, Match.com powers online dating personals for Love@AOL. Match.com is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).