They also bought a social network in China.
Looks like Match.com bought the largest free dating site in europe, and probably #2 in the world with 3 million members. netclub.com 3rd place in france, 6th in Canada.
Paid dating is dead and many of the major players are looking to reinvent themselves. Latin america and china will be the first markets to be solely free in my opinion. There is a lot going on behind the scenes in the industry, and this is just one of many little things before the storm. Lavalife has recently bought a Advertising network, and a large mobile company. Aquisitions are coming fast and hard here.
The last few years has been about user generated content, and online dating by another name ie social networks. 2008 is the year that users start coming back to free dating sites and paid dating declines even faster then it has been.