Match.com Names Miami Best Summer Vacation Destination for Singles Online Dating Site Partners with Southwest Airlines to Celebrate Singles Summer Travel

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- When summer travelers are looking to meet eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, Miami is the place where the heat is on, according to a survey from Match.com in partnership with Southwest Airlines. The 2010 Singles Summer Travel Survey found that South Beach in Miami received more than 43% of the votes for the beach destination with the most singles.

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Not surprisingly, one of the most popular interests on Match.com's user profiles is traveling, with more than 80% of Match.com's single users listing travel as an interest. With summer travel in full swing, 40% of Match.com's single users said if given two weeks off, they would vacation at the beach.

Other popular singles summer beach destinations from the survey included:

  • Key West, FL 17.2 %
  • Manhattan Beach, CA 12.1%
  • South Padre Island, TX 10.1 %
  • Waikiki Beach, HI 9.3%
  • Hamptons, NY 7.5 %

However, the results of the Singles Summer Travel Survey show that singles aren't looking to travel solo for long. More than 60% of singles surveyed would vacation with a partner after only three months of dating, and 67% of singles say they would prefer to travel with someone they are dating versus family, friends or alone.

Additional results from the survey:

  • 71.6% of singles say the most important factor in choosing a summer travel destination is a beautiful beach
  • 43.8% of singles say their favorite vacation activity is lounging by the pool
  • 12.5% of singles say they would share a hotel room after only one week of dating
  • 56.7% of singles say they can't go on vacation without their camera
  • 40.5% of singles say Honolulu is the most romantic city in America
  • 44.7% of singles say a walk on the beach is the ideal romantic getaway

Destination Summer: Match.com and Southwest Airlines Singles Travel Sweepstakes

Match.com and Southwest Airlines have partnered to help singles find love this summer with Destination Summer: Match.com and Southwest Airlines Singles Travel Sweepstakes.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Odds depend on number of eligible entries received.  Open to single U.S. residents age 18 or older as of the date of entry.  Sponsored by Match.com, L.L.C., 8300 Douglas Ave., Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75225.  Promotion runs from 12:01 AM (CDT) on July 21, 2010 and 11:59 PM (CDT) on August 4, 2010.

Singles can enter to win two roundtrip tickets to any Southwest Airlines destination, $2000 cash prize, a Flip Camera, autographed books from Dr. Helen Fisher and Whitney Casey as well as two 6-month subscriptions to Match.com, for a total approximate retail value of $3,200. To enter, and for complete details and official rules, visit www.match.com/destinationsummer.

Once contestants have entered, they can log on to Southwest Airlines' online travel community, Travel Guide, where users can share their own experiences and check out ratings, reviews, photos, and videos posted by fellow travelers of destinations, hotels, restaurants, and activities they recommend.  Check it out by visiting http://www.southwest.com/travelguide.

About Match.com

Match.com pioneered online dating when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 15-year history, Match.com has helped millions of singles meet and fall in love. Match.com provides a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose. Match.com operates some of the leading subscription-based online dating sites in 25 countries, in 8 languages and spanning five continents, as well as oversees its ongoing investment in Meetic. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Asia, Australia, the United States and Latin America. Match.com is an operating business of IAC.

About Southwest Airlines

After 39 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low fare carriers--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, now serving 69 cities in 35 states. Southwest also is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest One Report™. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.

SOURCE Match.com



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