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).

In late 1999, was moved to Dallas, Texas, to merge with another matching site, One & Only networks, that IAC had purchased the same year.

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.

Fran Maier joined in late 1994 to lead the business unit where she significantly bolstered the strategy to make friendly and accessible to women (the men would then follow).

The initial users of the service were given free lifetime charter memberships for signing up in an effort to build up the initial database of users for other paying customers to be able to match with.

The company announced the launch of their newest app, Blab, in early 2014 which closed in 2016.

eventually registering at least 10.7 million unique users.

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 February 4, 2010, and Meetic announced a joint venture in the Latin American dating market.

The two companies formed a partnership to combine Par Perfieto in Brazil with extended presence in Latin America.

Phil on a new US marketing campaign called "Mind Find Bind", a monthly subscription program that members can pay an extra fee to access.