Current advertisers include Veri Sign and The South Beach Diet.Lycos will promote the site, datingsearch.lycos.com, throughout its network, which includes the Lycos, Hotbot, Wired, Tripod, Angelfire, and sites, as well as Lycos Mail, Gamesville, and Get Relevant."Now, as the industry improves its models, these customers say they're willing to give it another go." After a user runs a query, Lycos Dating Search returns portions of the profiles it finds.To read the full profile, users can click on the search result, which takes them to the original dating site.Access to the full text of profiles is available even to non-site-subscribers.There are no limits to the number of profiles Lycos Dating Search users can view, but relationship seekers will still have to subscribe to a site before reaching out to its database of potential mates.On August 2, 2004, Terra announced that it was selling Lycos to Seoul, South Korea-based Daum Communications Corporation, now Kakao, for .4 million in cash, less than 2% of Terra's initial multibillion-dollar investment.
Lycos also offers "Favorite Profiles" and "Saved Search" features, allowing users to keep track of their top choices and store search criteria across multiple dating sites.
Lycos, a subsidiary of South Korean Web portal operator Daum Communications Corp., hopes the offering will rev up an online dating market that has seen growth slump in the last year.
The online personals industry grew 73 percent in 2002 and 77 percent in 2003, but in 2004 the market only grew by 19 percent, according to a Jupiter Research report released earlier this month.
The transaction closed in October 2000 and the merged company was renamed Terra Lycos, although the Lycos brand continued to be used in the United States.
Overseas, the company continued to be known as Terra Networks.
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