DALLAS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Online dating service Match.com today announced the launch of MatchLive.com ( www.MatchLive.com ), a new subscription-based service offering a wide variety of social events and parties for single adults in New York City. Singles may register for a free 30-day membership during the site's launch period, after which the monthly subscription fee of $24.95 will entitle subscribers to receive reduced event ticket prices, advance notice of upcoming events and access to a comprehensive online event calendar. For a limited time, subscribers can purchase a companion guest ticket at the subscriber ticket price. Upcoming MatchLive.com events in New York provide singles with a range of fun, and often flirtatious, romantic and social opportunities, including cocktail receptions, a sunset sail, a scavenger hunt, swing & tango lessons, networking events, cooking classes, neighborhood tours and even bowling. All MatchLive.com events are planned, managed and hosted by MatchLive.com staff members. "Match.com's unique and interactive singles events are incredibly popular among our members, and we're launching MatchLive.com as a direct result of member feedback and enthusiasm for these events," said Tim Sullivan, president of Match.com. "We're confident that Match.com can be as relevant in the singles event business as we are in online dating." Match.com has offered more than 400 social gatherings, classes, parties and events for singles since it began providing these services in August of 2000. To date, attendance at these events, offered in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and London, has exceeded fifty thousand. Plans are underway to offer MatchLive.com in more cities soon. About Match.com Match.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS) and part of USA Interactive (Nasdaq: USAI), is a leading subscription-based online dating site. The Company's personals businesses claim more than 527,000 paying subscribers. With more than 3.25 million members with profiles posted, Match.com offers adults worldwide a fun, private and secure environment for meeting other singles. The company estimates it is responsible for arranging hundreds of thousands of relationships for its members. Match.com powers paid online dating on The Microsoft Network; The Excite Network's Relationship Channels; Talk City; 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. For more information about Match.com and online dating, visit the site's online newscenter at www.matchnewscenter.com .