By 2003 it had three million members, and was seen as an established rival to My Space and, later, an upstart college project known as Facebook.By 2005 it was sold, to ITV, for more than £125 million -- but the bad days were just ahead.At the time the boss of the site, Chris van der Kuyl, said it could rival Facebook as people were "just dumping stuff on there".Facebook now has more than 1.4 billion active monthly users.Online dating is a powerful and great resource for meeting available singles.Singles joining online dating use information available to them to learn more about each other.And I feel like I am the right person to do it."In a separate email to those still signed-up to the website, and posted online by Adam Tinworth, the founder said that Friends Reunited still had people using it but it wasn't worth running anymore.
Finding the right dating service is very important.Friends Reunited promised to put old friends back in touch; in reality it was mostly just an unofficial pioneer in online dating, and a place for bosses to stalk potential employees -- and on that ultimately didn't keep up with the times. "It hasn’t covered its costs and like any business this can’t continue indefinitely," Pankhurst wrote in the post."Therefore, whilst it’s sad, I believe it’s time to move on and put Friends Reunited to bed.A great dating service should give members an online experience that is both comfortable and enjoying.In 2009 the website was sold to DC Thomson for just £25 million.
Then, in 2012, Friends Reunited was rebooted as "memory box".