We often assume the online dating world is strictly adults only, but as it turns out this isn’t always the case.Because credit cards are normally age-restricted, paid dating services are fairly effective at keeping out underage users – but lots of dating sites and apps are free and don’t have such robust checks. Tinder was one of them until recently, with 7% of its users aged between 13 and 17 (outnumbering 35 to 44-year-olds.IAC will realistically still have complete control over Match, but Diller previously noted that an IPO would provide with the dating company with "separation and independence from the mother church." Among its risk factors, Match noted the prevalence of cyber attacks as well as hacks perpetrated on companies that work with match.Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships – especially romantic ones – are a major social focus for many youth.Let's just say that I was sort of a goody two shoes and didn't want to upset my parents. I am now a mother of a 12 year old daughter and a 10 year old son.Last week the 12 year old asked when she can start dating.I was shocked that she would even think about the concept of dating at such a young age.
I didn't sneak around and date either because I didn't want to get into trouble with my parents.The company generated a little more than 8 million resulting in about 8 million in profit in 2014.In the first six months of 2015, Match generated revenue of 3 million and profit of .5 million.Match is owned by IAC, the media conglomerate helmed by Barry Diller, which also controls a variety of other digital companies like and Vimeo.IAC will retain virtually all voting control of Match by offering a non-voting type of stock in the offering.