Founded in Windsor, England in 2003, Global Personals is one of the world’s largest online dating and social discovery companies, operating a portfolio of over 13,000 sites and working with more than 1,700 brand name partners across the globe. As a leader in the sphere of online dating and a major driver in the growth of social discovery networks, Global Personals enables people to make friends online and meet them offline. The company’s offerings include popular sites such as Dating Republic, Dating Agency, and Singles 365, as well as niche sites like Just Asian Singles, Just Single Parents, and Just Divorced Singles.
The mission of Global Personals is to make it even easier for people to meet new people. As the self-described “Facebook for people you don’t know – but would love to meet,” the company creates exciting yet safe environments for people to interact and make new friends. With a new member signing up every 3 seconds, Global Personals sees more than 8 million interactions each day and over 200 million pageviews each month.
In addition to managing its own sites, Global Personals offers White Label Dating, a customizable and scalable platform that powers thousands of dating and social discovery sites across the world. Built and maintained by the in-house Global Personals development team in Windsor and London, White Label Dating enables partners to create branded dating websites and generate revenue. The platform is used by Global Personals, major publishers, national publications, and leading television and radio broadcasters.
Since its inception, Global Personals has won numerous accolades including the iDate Award for Best Software Provider for three consecutive years, the Digital Entrepreneur Award for Digital Business of the Year, and being named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list for four straight years. Additionally, co-founder and CEO Ross Williams has received the Great British Entrepreneur Award for E-commerce and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor.