After troubles with venture capitalists over his insistence that the company serve profitable alternative market segments including the LGBT market, Gary Kremen left in March 1996, remaining on the board of Electric Classifieds. A year later was purchased by IAC (then still operating under the name Ticket Master).

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The judge in the case ruled on August 10, 2012 that did not breach its user agreements with consumers because the agreements "in no way requires to police, vet, update the website content" or guarantee the accuracy of profiles on the site.

The woman and her lawyer wanted to start doing background checks on their users in order to prevent registered sex offenders from using the site.

The suit was dismissed by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 25, 2007.

According to the complaint, filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, represented by attorney Norah Hart, "Match misleads paying subscribers by charging them for the ability to write e-mails to members who can't reply to their e-mails or even read them." Another class-action lawsuit was filed in December 2010, alleging that the site maintains thousands of inactive, fake and fraudulent profiles on its dating site to mislead and lure consumers into subscribing.

At the time, more than 42 million singles globally had registered with since its launch in 1995, and worldwide there were over 15 million members using the service.

In late 2005, in the United States entered into a strategic partnership with Dr.Daters would meet in a public location sponsored by People would be involved in social activities and a form of speed dating together. Shortly afterwards, IAC fired Tim Sullivan as acting CEO, and laid off 30 people in the Dallas office involved with the Match Live brand.The company stated that it planned to refocus its operation moving forward on on-line dating instead of hosting singles and speed-dating events. The new service offers hundreds of local events each month for members to attend. In April 2014, launched an updated mobile app called "Stream" which uses location to match people based upon photographs, using similar algorithms as the mobile dating app Tinder.Match Travel was an attempt about the same time as the Match Live brand to offer discounts via the then sister company Expedia, Inc. On November 10, 2005, a class action was filed by Matthew Evans against in federal court in Los Angeles alleging that "secretly employs people as 'date bait' to send bogus enticing E-mails and to go on as many as 100 dates a month – or three a day – to keep customers ponying up." The suit has been repudiated by IAC as baseless.On May 24, 2010, became the exclusive provider of online dating service for Yahoo! ".[7] In December 2010, Match.com’s CEO Greg Blatt was made CEO of parent company IAC.