Deep down, I still thought of meeting people on the Web as the provenance of pasty code-crunchers, Star Trek fans and axe-murders on parole; in my day, skulling beer and throwing oneself at the nearest unattended male seemed to work well, and I saw no reason for change. Apparently, as well as being a planet-wide repository for useless information about Nicole Richie and a great place to flog off your used drive-train, the Internet is like a giant singles’ bar, and a lot of those singles ride bikes. Touted as “New Zealand’s largest premium dating site,” this service lets you search by keyword, so I tried looking for straight males, 18 to 64 (I’m not one to be ageist), with the keyword MTB. I got 56 results, including a couple of gentlemen with promising user names like , I did the same search, but for straight women. Yes, ladies, for every single mountain biking female on the Internet, there are at least 3.5 males looking for you! Is the world full of men who want nothing more than a woman to go riding with?Furthermore, the singles who do ride bikes are mostly male, so if you’re a who cycles, the place is a goldmine. Could men be attracted to chicks on bikes like Bill Clinton was attracted to big-boned interns?I jumped on and had a little browse of their UK database.They offered me over 700 British blokes who enjoy a spot of single track, and only 99 women.“This move proves the validity of Attractive World’s original concept in online dating.Attractive World is the dating site for demanding singles.
Operating in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland, the company has seen its revenue grow sixfold over the past six years, and expects to post a 15% net profit in 2016.
The acquisition, for a price between €10m – €20m, is the Berlin-based premium dating site’s first acquisition.
With the purchase, both brands will continue to trade under their own names, as Affinitas looks to solidify its position in the French market and push Attractive World into new areas.
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