The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, today announced it has joined the Online Dating Association, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to safety and standardizing best practices in the online connection space.
“The ODA is a pioneer in standardizing best practices in online dating and we are proud to be joining forces with their team,” said Geoff Cook, CEO of The Meet Group. “Connecting millions of people a day is inherently challenging. That is why we devote nearly half of our entire workforce exclusively to safety and moderation. That is also why we believe it is so important to share best practices across our industry, to the benefit of all our users. We look forward to working with the ODA and its members to reduce abusive behavior across the space. We are particularly committed to leading the way on safety practices for livestreaming apps.”
Said George Kidd, CEO of ODA, “We are thrilled to have The Meet Group join us, and we look forward to its contributions as we strive to continually improve the wellbeing of the online dating sector and its users. We view The Meet Group as one of the leaders in the space, investing millions of dollars annually to keep its users safe.”
The Meet Group is also an active member of the Family Online Safety Institute. FOSI Founder and CEO Stephen Balkam said, “We commend The Meet Group’s proactive approach to sharing best practices with other leaders in the space, and focusing on the wellbeing of users. We look forward to supporting their ongoing work to ensure that those using social media services have a safe and positive experience.”
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Our ecosystem of livestreaming apps enables users around the world to interact through one-to-many livestreaming broadcasts and text-based conversations. Our top apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, Tagged® and Growlr®, deliver live interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily. Headquartered in New Hope, PA, we have offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
About the Online Dating Association
The 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.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including whether we will share best practices across our industry as anticipated; whether we will work with the ODA and its members as anticipated; whether we will lead the way on safety practices for livestreaming apps; and whether we will make contributions to the ODA as anticipated. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “outlook,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 8, 2019. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.