Revenue from IAC's dating websites rose 2 percent in the first quarter as the number of paid subscribers surged 16 percent.
Excluding the negative impact of a stronger dollar, dating revenue rose 8 percent, the company said.
The business accounts for about half of IAC's total revenue.
said Tuesday that third-quarter profit jumped 60% from a year ago, driven by more singles opting to pay for online dating services.
That is just before you start doing business, you have not even started with the main part which is getting visitors to sign up.
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Analysts had projected profit of million, according to a survey by Fact Set. She reached out to him on Twitter last month, "Couldn't sleep. He's smart and savvy and fun." Lemonis, 41, appears on "The Profit", a reality show about saving small businesses."Payment and renewal rates (for Tinder) came in solidly against expectations," said Greg Blatt, the chairman of IAC's Match group, which includes websites such as and Our and also the Princeton Review."We think (Tinder) has reached unmatched global scale in terms of its user base," Barclays analyst Chris Merwin said, roughly estimating potential quarterly revenue of million to million from the app.