10 years of business success in numbers

So we’ve been doing this ten years now. Ten. Whole. Years. Wow that’s a long time.

It’s been well reported how we grew the business out of an old apartment above Windsor High Street to become what it is now one of the largest (possibly THE largest) privately owned online dating companies in the world.

But what does that really look like? I thought it would be helpful to share some of the numbers. Over the last ten years:

  • 26 million members have signed up to the platform.

  • Over 11,000 sites were launched on our platform.

  • Over 5 million successful payment transactions.

  • Since 2003, we’ve employed a grand total of 427 people.

  • We generated over £119 million in revenues.

  • We collected over £29 million for the UK taxpayer – that’s enough to pay for 1,158 graduate nurses and teachers.

  • We have paid out £70 million to our partners around the world.

  • Our CRM team have sent more than 8 billion emails – that’s one email for every person on the planet.

  • Currently our server uptime record is 994 days.

  • We stored over 4.7 billion rows of data across our databases.

  • Over 20 billion assets were served via our content delivery network.

Since Steve and I founded this company, we’ve been on a great journey. Over the last 12 months, we’ve been laying the foundations for significant international growth, both in the online dating sector and far beyond.

What hasn’t changed, is that we’re still most excited about what’s to come with our plans for the next 10 years. I look forward to sharing some of these with you over the next few months.

Ross Williams, CEO and Co-founder,

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