Bachelorism Runs Rampant in Men Across the Country; Join at to Cure Affliction

The world's number one dating and relationship company,, is taking a stand against bachelorism, a disturbing epidemic that affects more than 41 million men nationwide(1). has thrown its support behind a new campaign, , to raise awareness for the causes and cure for this devastating syndrome.

Symptoms of Bachelorism

Single men frequently demonstrate the first symptoms of bachelorism within a day or two of experiencing the end of a relationship or simply from spending too much time without a significant other. They include, but are not limited to:

   * Leaving the toilet seat up
   * Automobile/sports/video game infatuation
   * Consumption of pizza or cereal for more than one meal a day
   * Iron marks on shirts
   * Generally unkempt appearance

Bachelorism is not limited to just the average Joe. More information about this affliction can be found in's advertisement in People Magazine's annual bachelor issue, which is available June 16.

Risk of Infection

If warning signs are detected early enough, bachelorism can be prevented before it spreads to other unsuspecting males. Men in relationships should not engage in any activities that might increase their risk. This includes:

   * Hitting on their girlfriend's mom
   * Forgetting their significant other's birthday
   * Generally acting like a jerk

Any of these or other more minor actions may cause the relationship to deteriorate and can eventually lead to bachelorism(2).

Finding a Cure for Bachelorism

In a recent survey(3) of more than 1,700 married adults in the United States, nearly 50 percent of respondents knew instantly or within one month of their first date if they wanted to be with their spouse for the long term, demonstrating that true love can serve as an antidote to this disease. Credited with more marriages than any other site, serves millions of people every day looking for the cure for bachelorism.

To learn more about how you can help a bachelor in need or to see if you are suffering from bachelorism, visit today.

About pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 11-year history, has redefined the way people meet and fall in love and is credited with more marriages than any other site. Today, more than 15 million people around the world participate in the community, providing a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose. is the world's biggest online dating and personals property, according to the November 2005 global ranking of the Personals category by industry-leading independent measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. Number one across North America and Europe, operates leading subscription- based online dating sites in 32 countries, in 18 languages and spanning six continents. also powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL. is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

   (1) U.S. Census Bureau, September 2005.
   (2) Common sense
   (3) National Marriage Survey, December 2005.


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