MatchNet(R) plc Signs Agreement to Purchase Leading Competitor

Dec 01, 2003, 00:00 ET from MatchNet plc

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MatchNet plc
 (MHJG: Prime Standard Frankfurt), one of the largest providers of online
 personals, today announced that it has signed agreements with Point Match Ltd.
 (Tel Aviv, Israel) to purchase certain assets, including Cupidon(R), the
 leading internet personals services in Israel, and JCupid(R).com, which is a
 competitor of, MatchNet's online community for Jewish singles.
     This deal cements MatchNet's leadership position in the Jewish online
 personals market and is an important step to expand the JDate brand outside
 the English speaking world.
     About MatchNet plc:
     MatchNet plc is one of the world's largest providers of online dating
 services.  The MatchNet network includes AmericanSingles(R).com,
 FaceLink(R).com, Date(TM).ca,,, and In addition, the Company operates JDate(R).com &,
 the dominant Jewish dating services worldwide; Glimpse(TM).com, an online
 dating community for relationship-minded gay men and women; and
 CollegeLuv(TM).com, an online destination for the college-age demographic.
 MatchNet was incorporated in England in 1998.  More information is available

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