Match Group, the owner of OkCupid, Tinder, Match.com — and, strangely enough, the Princeton Review — just filed to go public.
The filing provides a rare opportunity to examine the past, present and future monetization of your love life, and offers some clues on how today's most popular dating services are likely to change in coming years. Match Group's parent IAC, a conglomerate that also owns CollegeHumor and Vimeo, announced in June that its board approved an IPO. It will retain control of the company's board.
Match Group has more than 40 dating brands including PlentyOfFish, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and FriendScout24, and it hopes to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker "MTCH." Its goal is "to increase romantic connectivity worldwide."
Below, 11 of the most interesting points from the filing.