We missed something: eDarling launched its online dating service in Russia and Turkey in the beginning of 2011. Thus, the Berlin-based company is now operating in eleven European countries. With the expansion eDarling sets the foundation for further growth towards market leadership in Europe. By the end of the year eDarling wants to double its userbase up to 10 million members across Europe. Christian Vollmann, Managing Director of eDarling said according to this expansion: “Both markets are a great challenge for us because there are differences to to our Western European home markets in regard to the cultural context and the technical infrastructure.” The Berlin based Affinitas GmbH started eDarling in 2009.