Growing Meaningful Connections Throughout the Years Our mission is to be the leader in social dating for meaningful relationships. We've been around since 2009 and through a series of business ventures, mergers and acquisitions, we're well on the way to achieving our mission. 2019 Spark acquired Zoosk, marking a two-fold increase in scale and making it the second-largest dating company in North America. 2018 Spark relaunched SilverSingles, a premium dating app for 50+ dating. 2017 Germany-based Affinitas GmgH merged with U.S.-based Spark Networks Inc. to create Spark Networks SE. They went public under the ticker symbol “LOV.” 2016 Affinitas GmbH acquired Attractive World, propelling the company’s position in France. 2015 EliteSingles launched in the U.S. 2013 eHarmony sold back their stake in eDarling to existing shareholders. EliteSingles, an app for educated singles and professionals, launched in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. 2010 eDarling expanded internationally. eHarmony invested in Affinitas GmbH. 2009 Venture capitalists invested in Berlin start-up Affinitas GmbH. Their first app, eDarling, was launched in Germany. 1997-2015 Christian Mingle – the app synonymous with Christian dating in the U.S. – as well as LDS Singles and another Jewish dating app, JSwipe, were added to the Spark Networks Inc. portfolio. 1997 Spark Networks Inc. launched out of a West Los Angeles condominium with Jdate, a niche dating site for the Jewish community.