Tuesday’s news that Facebook was getting into dating ended up hitting shares of Match Group hard, with the stock falling more than 20% yesterday.Today, they’re roughly flat, with investors still trying to measure the potential effects.• In the second scenario, Facebook would treat dating as an engagement driver, using it to deepen its integration with users’ lives.(“People already use Facebook to meet new people, and we want to make that experience better,” the company said yesterday.) Benchmark sees this as more likely.Once you have achieved a certain level of success, it can be harder than ever to find someone interested in you for who you are and not what you have.This can make meeting your special soul mate who is interested in a lasting relationship a difficult challenge.
They are admired and appreciated much more here than on any other site.
Right off the top, you mentioned that you and he have agreed to be exclusive.
It’s reasonable to interpret that as meaning you’ve agreed to not date anyone or sleep with anyone else, but I want to ask: when you agreed to be exclusive, how did this come about?
Your motivations for checking up on this are worth looking at, though, because it gives me the feeling that either something inside you feels like you don’t quite trust this guy or that you don’t trust the relationship you’re in to have trust as a quality (and so you’re always checking and testing because you don’t have that trust to begin with…
this is separate, but I want to address it for your sake in general).
While Benchmark sees this as “the greatest threat to Match,” they don’t see it as likely, noting that even if Facebook were to dominate the market it wouldn’t represent much of the company’s revenue.