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BACK Mother's Day Survey Finds That Single Men Tend to Date Women Just Like Their Mom

Monday, May 5, 2003 - 06:55

In a survey of more than 4,000 single men conducted by online dating site, 59% stated that they tend to date women who have qualities similar to those of their mother. In contrast, a survey of single women conducted last year just before Father's Day revealed that most single women do not tend to date men similar to their dads.

"It seems that mom is still a force to be reckoned with on the dating scene," said Trish McDermott, vice president of romance at "The old adage used to be, watch how men treat their moms and that's how they'll treat you. What we didn't realize is that single men may be watching for someone who treats them just like dear old mom does."

With Mother's Day approaching, online dating on, which is fast, efficient, convenient and often a lot of fun, provides a valuable service to the nation's single moms. Busy single mothers can search for their matches any time of day or night and contact other eligible singles through's secure email system. And the more than 614,000 single moms with profiles posted on the site will have a lot of potential dates to choose from, as two-thirds of the single men on indicate that they are open to dating someone with children.

About is a leading subscription-based online dating site, offering adults worldwide a fun, private and secure environment for meeting other singles.'s personals businesses claim more than 766,000 paying subscribers and more than 8 million members with profiles posted or who are active users. The Company estimates it is responsible for arranging hundreds of thousands of relationships for its members. powers paid online dating on MSN, EarthLink; BET Interactive and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL, offering the service across AOL,, CompuServe and offers wireless dating with Match Mobile ( ), and events and vacation opportunities for singles through its sites, operated by its affiliate, MatchLive, L.L.C., and is a division of USA Interactive.

For more information about and online dating, visit the site's online newscenter at .


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