NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Buddies, parent company of the world's leading gay dating site, Manhunt.net, today announced its acquisition of Jack'd, one of the top location-based gay dating apps. With this acquisition, Online Buddies becomes the largest company in the world to connect men seeking men. Jack'd, Manhunt, and the Manhunt Daily blog receive a combined 2 million unique visits daily.
Jack'd is available for Android™, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. The free app features multiple profile pictures, push notifications, extended profile filtering and viewing options, favorites and followers lists, unlimited message exchanges, and an exclusive member matching algorithm. Nearly 5 million men around the world have joined Jack'd since its launch in 2010 and with an average 10,000 installs each day, it consistently ranks among the top four gay apps in both the App StoreSM and Google Play™.
"Online Buddies is a pioneer in gay social networking, so I have no doubt they're the right people to continue growing Jack'd," said Yosuke Matsuda of Lucid Dreams, LLC, the app's creator. "The team at Online Buddies is committed to improving the Jack'd user experience and they have the industry knowledge and experience to quickly turn around the product improvements and innovative features that our users want. Plus, they can provide the customer support that they deserve."
As part of the deal, Matsuda will continue to develop Jack'd in his role as a consultant to Online Buddies. "We are pleased to announce the addition of Jack'd to our portfolio of social networking products," says Online Buddies co-founder Jonathan Crutchley, "and we're grateful to Yosuke for joining us to help expand and improve Jack'd service."
Online Buddies CEO Adam Segel adds: "Our goal is to have the broadest and best portfolio of mobile and desktop products to connect gay men everywhere, and this acquisition is an ideal fit with that strategy. I believe Jack'd is positioned to become the number one gay dating app in the world."
Jack'd is available for free from the App Store and Google Play.
About Online Buddies
Since 2001, Online Buddies has been connecting men seeking men for friendship, dates and long-term relationships. With over 75,000 new profiles added to our products each week, the company is proud to serve over 10 million members in virtually every country in the world. More information about the Online Buddies family of products is available at www.online-buddies.com.
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