Launches; A Subscription-Based Social Events Service for New York City Singles

Jul 02, 2002, 01:00 ET from

    DALLAS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Online dating service today
 announced the launch of ( ), 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 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 events are planned, managed and hosted by staff
     "'s unique and interactive singles events are incredibly popular
 among our members, and we're launching as a direct result of
 member feedback and enthusiasm for these events," said Tim Sullivan, president
 of  "We're confident that can be as relevant in the
 singles event business as we are in online dating." 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 in more cities soon.
     About, 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, 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. 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 service across AOL,, CompuServe
     For more information about and online dating, visit the site's
 online newscenter at .