Match would be the guinea pig to test his big idea - it was more controversial, more eye-grabbing.

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At the time, only about 10 per cent of web users were women and few had email In the early 90s, looking for love beyond the realms of mutual friends and chance encounters was a case of flicking through personal ads in the newspaper and calling their 900 number (for $2.99-a-minute) to leave a voice message for a particular ad.

She tweaked the questions they wanted to ask women, and she worked with a dating expert to design safety guidelines ('have your first meeting in public').

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"After he won, we've consistently had people sign up every single day," explains Goss, a Republican, adding that in the days and weeks leading up the election, there had been a considerable dip in users, with some days completely void of new members.

But the morning after the election, Goss says he awoke to six new paying customers, a number which may seem slight yet steady in terms of the growth of the overall site.

Since so few people used the web, it was an email based service with a link to dynamic webpages that could adapt to different browsers. 1 dating company, is seen as the crown jewel of Diller's media properties and has driven parent IAC/Inter Active Corp's (IACI. Initially, Kremen envisaged a conglomerate of databases: dates, cars, jobs, and more.

He took a ,500 advance on his credit card to buy - along with autos.com, housing.com, and - and by the end of 1993 wrote a 76-page business plan for Electric Classifieds Inc.

"We got a little slow going from mid-October through November, and I was really worried.