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Ten Match.com Bachelorettes Head to Los Angeles for a Date With CBS's 'Cupid' Finalists Voted Off the Show by America

Monday, September 15, 2003 - 06:03

While the nine bachelors who will have been voted off CBS's "Cupid" by the evening of September 16 may not have had sizzling chemistry with the show's star, Lisa Shannon, many thousands of single women across America who found the bachelors attractive, desirable and great date material entered a Match.com contest to win dates with these men. The Match.com contest, in which "Cupid" viewers could log on to the Match.com site, create a personal profile with a photograph and then rely on the site's matching algorithm to see if they were the best romantic fit for their bachelor, has officially ended, and the ten lucky winners are on their way to Los Angeles to date the "Cupid" finalists.

"While none of us enjoy being rejected by a romantic interest, few of us will ever have to endure having America reject us as dating or marriage material, like nine of the ten 'Cupid' bachelor finalists will have to do," said Trish McDermott, Vice President of Romance for Match.com. "The real message behind the Match.com contest to date a 'Cupid' bachelor is one of opportunity, as today's romantic rejection may end up being the catalyst for your next love connection. Essentially, every 'no' moves you one step closer to the 'yes' that may shape your destiny."

Contest winners originated from California, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Nevada, Texas and Florida.

During the summer, Lisa and her friends Laura and Kimberly toured Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami in search of Lisa's ideal match, then narrowed the list to 10 finalists for Lisa to date during each remaining "Cupid" episode. Throughout the series, America has enjoyed playing Cupid, voting at the end of each episode for their favorite "Cupid" guy and eliminating the bachelor with the least amount of votes. Although eliminated from the show, the Cupid bachelors appeared on Match.com where single women from across America entered the exclusive Match.com contest in hopes of winning a date with their favorite, and newly available, "Cupid" bachelor. Contest winners will be traveling to Los Angeles for the taping of the final episode of "Cupid" on Tuesday, September 16 to be followed by a dinner date with their favorite bachelor. If the contest winner's proposed date ends up being the bachelor America selects for Lisa, an alternate dinner date will be provided for the Match.com winner.

About Match.com

Match.com is a leading subscription-based online dating site, offering adults worldwide a fun, private and secure environment for meeting other singles. Match.com's personals businesses, including uDate.com, which operates Kiss.com, claim more than 857,000 paying subscribers and more than 18 million members. The Company estimates it is responsible for arranging hundreds of thousands of relationships for its members. 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)

SOURCE: Match.com

CONTACT: Kirby Prawdzik of Match.com, +1-214-576-9526, kirbyp@match.com;
or Kim Sartori of CBS, +1-212-975-4574, kasartori@cbs.com

Web site: http://www.matchmobile.com/

Web site: http://www.match.com/

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