ODA announces Spark Networks as its latest member

The Online Dating Association (ODA) is pleased to welcome its latest member, Spark Networks, a leading global dating company, who operate services such as Elite Singles, Zoosk, Jdate and Christian Mingle.

George Kidd, Chief Executive of the ODA said:

“We are delighted that Spark Networks has become a member of the ODA and welcome their commitment to working with us to maintain standards and user trust in dating services. Doing so is critical to millions of people around the world using services with confidence and to our ability to assure lawmakers and others that we take this responsibility seriously. Spark Network has a truly global presence and we are delighted their services can now carry the ODA membership logo and our Putting Safety First message.”

Gitte Bendzulla, Managing Director and General Counsel of Spark Networks, said:

“Customer safety and security have long been priorities here at Spark Networks. Every day, millions of people around the world trust us to help them navigate their search for a partner, and we have a deep responsibility to keep them – and their data – safe on this journey. We are thrilled to become a part of the ODA and have the chance to reinforce this commitment at the highest levels. Joining forces with the ODA and fellow members like the Meet Group is an opportunity for us to form a strong alliance; giving all online dating users a higher quality experience and a more secure path to love.”

About the Online Dating Association

The Online Dating Association (ODA) was set up in 2014 to develop and maintain standards that give users assurance and ensure businesses trade responsibly. It seeks also to inform policy makers and to promote messages to users that minimize the risk of harm.

Contact: info@onlinedatingassociation.org.uk

About Spark Networks

Spark Networks is America’s second largest dating company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange American under the ticker symbol “LOV,” with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and offices in New York and Utah. The company’s widening portfolio of premium and freemium dating apps includes Zoosk, EliteSingles, Christian Mingle, Jdate, SilverSingles, eDarling and JSwipe among others. Spark Networks SE in its current form is the result of the merger between Affinitas GmbH and Spark Networks, Inc. in 2017 and the addition of Zoosk, Inc. in 2019. Spark has over one million monthly paying subscribers globally.