Named As World's Biggest Dating Site Sites Had Nearly Three Times As Many Visitors As Its Closest Competitor in January, According to comScore Media Metrix Data
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(NASDAQ-NMS:IACI) 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's personals sites, which include , had 29.6 million unique visitors -- nearly three times as many as its nearest rival. 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, said, " 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 sites in 18 different languages. More and more people are finding the most convenient and secure way to find their perfect partner, wherever they are in the world."

In 2003, based on resignation survey data, calculates that more than 200,000 members met the person they were seeking on the site.

Joe Cohen, Senior Vice-President of'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.)

About 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.'s personals businesses, including , 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. 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 MatchMobile ( ), and events and vacation opportunities for singles through its sites and , both operated by its affiliate, MatchLive, L.L.C., and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).


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