Match.com Named As World's Biggest Dating Site-
Match.com is the world's biggest online dating and personals property, according to the first global ranking of the Personals category by industry-leading independent measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. In January 2004 Match.com's personals sites, which include udate.com , had 29.6 million unique visitors -- nearly three times as many as its nearest rival. Match.com sites also appear as number thirty-seven in comScore's ranking of ALL Web properties, and is the only dating and personals property to appear in the top one hundred.
Tim Sullivan, President of Match.com, said, "Match.com is taking love to the four corners of the earth. We have members in 246 countries and territories worldwide, across six continents, using more than 30 unique Match.com sites in 18 different languages. More and more people are finding Match.com the most convenient and secure way to find their perfect partner, wherever they are in the world."
In 2003, 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.
Joe Cohen, Senior Vice-President of Match.com's international operations, said, "We already have the Guinness World Record for the world's biggest online dating service and we are delighted to see that this has now been validated by comScore's worldwide ranking of the dating and personals category."
(comScore Media Metrix data are based on a global panel of more than 1.5 million Internet users. Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported on a monthly basis.)
Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 18 local languages and spanning six continents, offering adults worldwide a fun, private and secure environment for meeting each other. Match.com's personals businesses, including udate.com , claim more than 974,000 paying subscribers and millions of members. The Company estimates it is responsible for arranging hundreds of thousands of relationships for its members since its launch in 1995. Match.com powers paid online dating on MSN, EarthLink; BET Interactive and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL, offering the Match.com service across AOL, AOL.com, CompuServe and Netscape.com. Match.com offers wireless dating with MatchMobile ( www.matchmobile.com ), and events and vacation opportunities for singles through its sites MatchLive.com and SpeedMatching.com , both operated by its affiliate, MatchLive, L.L.C., and MatchTravel.com. Match.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).
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