His wife is also Indian, and they were introduced through family.Yet Thombre says his experience at i2, where he spent years finding ways to move products around the country more efficiently, was perfect preparation for the online dating industry.It is a subtle shift, but one with profound implications.
Despite being in a mid-rise office tower overlooking a turnpike in the dry, landlocked city of Dallas, Texas, the Match offices are evocative of a racier environment, where anything might happen.
"We don't know ourselves very well on a descriptive level."The same is true for the millions of Match users, says Ginsberg, and she tried to incorporate dissonance into the algorithm.
"I might come in and say I'm looking for a nice Catholic guy between 30 and 40 who is non-married," she says.
Her jewellery was limited to a diamond bracelet and a wedding band.
Confident and casual, she seemed as good a person as any to be the face of online dating.