Dating site Match.com buys competitor OkCupid, everyone loses
OkCupid, the online dating site, has a great blog called OkTrends that analyzes the various dating data OkCupid collects. This is awesome ... or was. Will it still be, now that OkCupid has been purchased by its competitor Match.com? Well, maybe not:
On April 7, 2010, OkTrends, the popular OkCupid blog that summarizes dating research, ran a story entitled "Why You Should Never Pay For Online Dating." Curiously, that post appears to have been removed from the site. (Celebrating the idea, several other websites still link to where the post once lived; visitors are automatically redirected to the OkTrends landing page.) Could that be because Match.com, a long-time player in the dating game, just purchased OkCupid for $50 million in cash?