DALLAS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the nation singles tuned in to the
premiere of TV reality show "The Bachelorette," where in the same manner as
the original "Bachelor" series, Trista will choose from among 25 eligible
bachelors to find true love. Alex Michel, from the first season of "The
Bachelor" and now a spokesperson for online dating site Match.com, has some
dating advice for the nation's bachelorettes and bachelors.
"Whether you're a Bachelorette television star with 25 bachelors to choose
from, or one of the millions of singles with profiles on Match.com today, who
often have hundreds of compatible matches from which they can make their
dating selections, so much of dating success depends on your choices," said
Match.com spokesperson Alex Michel. "I encourage singles to follow both their
heads and their hearts, as romantic magic is part strategy and part
Match.com is a popular destination for singles seeking great dates as well
as life mates, and if this season's soon-to-be rejected 24 bachelors believe
there can be love after Trista, online dating can offer more opportunity and
vastly improved odds at success. And TV bachelors who have had enough of the
limelight are likely to enjoy online dating at Match.com, which is secure and
anonymous in the early stages of the getting-to-know-you process.
Alex Michel has this advice to offer to real-life bachelorettes, and
bachelors, on how to have more romantic opportunity in their dating lives:
* Join an online dating service: You'll find many of today's eligible
singles on the Internet. In fact, more than 27 million people visited
matchmaking sites in October of 2002, according to ComScore Media
* Pick the service that is right for you: Make sure to log on to an
online dating site where you'll find the singles you'd most like to
meet; the bachelors and bachelorettes you'll find on Match.com tend to
be professional, attractive, college-educated singles who are sincerely
looking for great dates.
* Be resolved to succeed: In a recent Match.com survey, 32% of the
singles surveyed said that their New Year's resolution would be to go
on more dates or fall in love. Be assertive when dating online and
post a photo or send an email to a member who seems intriguing.
* Narrow down the field: In the end, successful dating is all about
making good choices, and just as TV's Bachelorette will eliminate many
eligible bachelors, you'll need to narrow your choices based on the
qualities that are most important to you.
Match.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ticketmaster and part of USA
Interactive, is a leading subscription-based online dating site. The Company's
personals businesses, including Soulmates Technology, claim more than
653,000 paying subscribers and more than 8 million members with profiles
posted or who are active users. 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 MSN; The
Excite Network's Relationship Channels; EarthLink; 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. Match.com also offers events
and vacation opportunities for singles through its sites MatchLive.com,
operated by its affiliate, MatchLive, L.L.C., and MatchTravel.com.