Offers Members the Chance to Win a Wedding in Vegas

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ — North America’s fastest growing online dating service,, announced a contest today in which present and former members of and can win an all-expenses-paid wedding at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Eric P. Straus, President & CEO of said, “We have heard from many former users telling us of their plans to marry after meeting on so we thought it might be fun to provide all of these happy couples with the opportunity to win a wedding.”

Present and former members of or people who met while attending a “speed dating” event are eligible to enter the contest, which runs from September 1st through September 23rd. Each couple is asked to write a 500-word essay telling of how they met. The best will be awarded a complete wedding at the famed Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The package will include airfare, lodging, an outdoor wedding ceremony replete with limousine service, flowers and music, spa and salon services, champagne breakfast in bed and gourmet dinner for the lucky couple. “We have been pleasantly surprised by the number of couples who met on and this is our way of celebrating.” Said Bill Cloutier, Executive Vice President of

The wedding ceremony itself will take place on October 24, 2005, which coincides with’s annual personnel conference for the many field coordinators and staff that make the website and live dating events so popular. In addition to guests of the bride and groom, 50 to 60 people will also attend the celebration.

About, a subsidiary of, Inc., is a subscription-based online dating site. The Company’s personals business, which launched in July 2002, claims about one million members with profiles posted. The company also owns and operates, the world’s largest speed dating and live singles event marketing company, making it the ultimate singles destination on the Web.

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