Guinness World Records officially recognises Match.com as the largest online dating site in the world. More than 42 million singles globally have registered with Match.com since its launch in 1995 and worldwide there are now over 15 million members using the service.
* In the UK alone over 1.2 million singles are using Match.com to help them find love, with nearly 50,000 singles registering with Match.com each month.
* The average female user is a late 20’s/30 something girl, established in her chosen career; she oozes stylish urban chic and has a busy, fulfilling lifestyle. She knows her own mind and knows what she wants from life, she won’t settle for second best in any area of her life – especially where relationships are concerned.
* The good news for women is 60 per cent of UK Match members are men – so there’s plenty of choice! 55 per cent of members are over the age of 30. More than 80 per cent of members have a university education and 75 per cent of Match.com singles are in professional or managerial employment.
“With so many online dating sites stating they are the biggest or best, it’s great for Match.com to have official verification from Guinness World Records,” said UK Managing Director of Match.com, Samantha Bedford.
“But what matters more, is Match.com works. Last year alone over 200,000 people told us they had found that special someone on Match.com.”
If you are writing anything on love, relationships or dating Match.com has a wealth of information that can help. This includes statistics (factual, fun, industry & online dating related), surveys, research, expert comment and case studies of couples who have met and married through the service.
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Match.com is the world’s biggest online dating and personals property, according to the September 2004 global ranking of the Personals category by industry-leading independent measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 32 countries, in 18 languages and spanning six continents. The site has more than 15 million members globally. Since its launch in 1995, Match.com has led the way in providing adults worldwide with a fun, private and secure environment for meeting each other. Based on resignation survey data, Match.com calculates that more than 200,000 Match.com members met the person they were seeking on the site in 2003 alone. Match.com powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia (NineMSN) and Latin America and for companies such as T-Online, RTL, Wanadoo, Telia and Tiscali in Europe. Internationally, Match.com is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL, offering the
Match.com service across AOL.com and AOL.co.uk. Match.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI).
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