As you have seen, Meetic has acquired the European operations of Despite Loic arguing that this is a sign of strength from the European online M&A market, I think this is to be considered more as a divestment on the part of It tells the world, and in particular the investors and entrepreneurs in European online ventures, that the US-online-success-expanding-into-Europe-through-acquisition-exit may be a concept of the past, if ever. Certainly, has concluded that the EU business is not core, and has sold it. Which means that despite their thought leadership in the field, the net present value of is larger in the hands of someone else. Someone local, European.