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London, January 12, 2006 – With researchers from Yahoo! Personals finding January 12th the date most likely for UK couples to break up, the number of unattached Brits is today set to skyrocket. Bad news for some maybe, but for all those wanting to leap into the bigger-than-ever singles scene, check out these six new ways to find a new date or soul mate in 2006.

Wear Your Heart on Your Hand
With love from Sweden, Singelringen (literally ‘the single ring’) helps you take a more direct approach to the dating game by announcing your availability. Now available in the UK at www.singelringen.com, the distinctive turquoise and silver ring has already been snapped up by more than 10,000 singles across America, Asia and Europe keen to tell the world who’s still looking for that someone special. Look for the ring on a finger near you soon.

Dare to Stare
Keep an eye out for the latest in a recent spout of Manhattan-style dating games, the Eye Gazing Party. The twist on this one is that party goers pair off and ditch the small talk altogether, spending three minutes searching for a spark in the windows to their partner’s soul. Then, everyone switches to another set of peepers. Afterwards, it’s time to mingle and check out which of the eyes had it.

Get a Prescription to Flirt
Got a bad case of single-itis? For professional help, just consult your local love doctor! Immortalised in last year’s hit movie Hitch, real-life relationship coaches like Sam Van Rood and Making Advances are now on hand to help Brits with all their dating dilemmas – using techniques from body language to marketing skills to help improve pulling power.

Go Eighties, Noughties-Style
Love your iPod? This year, it might just put some passion back into your life by helping you peruse potential dates on the go. The humble video introduction is set to make a major comeback on tube carriages and busses everywhere with US-based site PodDater.com now enabling members to download video profiles of other singles to their iPods. Keep an eye out for similar sites launching soon!

Make Me a Match
What’s old becomes new again this year, with the art of matchmaking also resurging. Once the domain of clergyman and weary relatives, playing cupid is now growing popular amongst friend ands co-workers thanks to London-based website mysinglefriend.com and US predecessors lovehappens.com and greatboyfriends.com.

Claim Interest
Tired of scrolling through endless internet profiles for a fellow archery fan or opera lover? Thanks to the new trend for specialist dating sites, it might soon be easier than you think. Here in the UK, animal lovers are already uniting at Petdate.co.uk, with more hobbyists sure to get a look-in throughout the year. US-based FitnessSingles.com and music-mate.com are also making a huge splash across the pond.

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Singelringen is the trademark of Singelringen. All other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders.

Notes to Editors:
Photos of Singelringen are available for download from www.singelringen.com

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Robson
amanda@tannissanmae.com
020 7243 4440


About Singelringen
Singelringen was founded in Sweden by Johan Walbäck and Åsa Revland in 2004 to create a global, recognisable community of singles.

The Singelringen single’s ring signals the wearer's romantic status - proud to be single – and helps singles to identify each other for new conversations and friendships! Launched in Summer 2005, the ring is now worn by more than 10,000 singles throughout Asia, Europe, South America and the United States.

The unisex Singelringen is available is several sizes from www.singelringen.com for £29, including postage and handling. The ring itself combines casual, elegant design and quality craftsmanship, reflecting its Swedish heritage. An outer band of light-catching azure acrylic is melded to a weighty inner silver band shining through a distinctive crescent shape cut into the acrylic. The crescent motif signifies the wearer’s openness to new conversations, friendships or romantic relationships. Each ring also carries a unique number engraved inside the silver band

Singelringen is also proud to be part of a global campaign to stamp out bullying. Proceeds from the sale of every ring sold in the UK and Ireland go to Kidscape, www.kidscape.org.uk, an international anti-bullying charity based in the UK.

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