A year later, in May 2011, the company boasted 23 million members in 39 countries.
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Founded in 2005 by Bill Dobbie and Max Polyakov, the company was originally made up of a range of dating websites operated from and off-shore base.
In 2006, Polyakov and Dobbie acquired the Easy Date business and brand to complement and serve as an umbrella for their network of sites, which had been experiencing a steady growth in user base.
" Obviously, everyone agreed because we all bought them the very next day.
I vowed to go in with an open mind, and if I didn't come out of it with a date, I'd at least have a good story.