At FriendFinder, our people are as diverse as our websites. Casual dress, tattoos, crazy hairstyles and open minds are all welcome here. We work in a highly creative, fun and dynamic industry and we are looking for people with world-class skills who thrive in this high energy, challenging, and collaborative work environment. So apply for one of our open positions and find your new work friends at FriendFinder!
FriendFinder originally started as a mainstream social networking site when it was founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru, then a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Over the next few years, the company quickly adapted to consumer preferences and branched out into over twenty different social media and dating-related verticals. In early 2005, the company merged with Cams.com, a live webcam model site, originally started by Lars Mapstead in 1999. Since then, Cams.com has become one of the largest providers of live model webcams in the world.
The parent company (Various, Inc.) had difficulty finding venture capital due to the adult nature of its business. In December 2007, the company was sold to the Penthouse Media Group for $500 million. Penthouse later changed its name to FriendFinder Networks. In October 2009, as part of an arrangement with The Kluger Agency, musician Flo Rida released a music video for his song "Touch Me" via Adult FriendFinder. A representative of the agency stated that it was "always great to combine a very sexy high octane record with a very sexy brand.
"I've heard great stories from friends about dating and meeting people online, but didn't believe in online dating… this was until I met David. He didn't expect much from dating sites either but things completely changed when we met. Naturally, we got to know one another at a deeper level and discovered how perfect we were together. David is now my husband to be and we are now planning our wedding. I’ve heard about many successful relationships starting from online dating and wish I would’ve joined Asia Friendfinder earlier. Thanks to Asia Friendfinder, I’ve found my true love and look forward to a life time of happiness."
The FriendFinder data center – one of the largest in the world! – is designed to meet and exceed the requirements of our customers and partners with state-of-the-art facilities and support. Our secure data center is strategically located in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The location provides many redundancies in a large facility with virtually unlimited room to grow, which enables us to continue to meet the growing data security and access demands of our industry, as well as our ever-increasing customer base, for years to come.
Due to this, the people at Grindr decided to bridge this gap and help people with a bit more exotic sexual preferences. Another big issue could be safety and privacy, as people with different sexual orientations may be under threat in some environments and this app can help them get in touch with each-other without facing any risks involved in public dating.