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Bachelor Boys’ Bubble of Hope

Added: (Fri Feb 10 2006)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Bachelor Boys’ Bubble of Hope

Five Bachelors Enter Match.com Love Bubble with
Aim of Finding True Love

London – 10th February, 2006 – This Valentine’s, 37 year old Darren Thatcher has taken to a three metre tall transparent bubble in a bid to attract the woman of his dreams.

Darren is one of five “Bubble Boys” who have agreed to enter the Match.com Love Bubble in Selfridges’ flagship London store between 10th and 14th February. Darren, who works for an investment bank in the city, will spend the day being wooed online by single shoppers looking to add their ideal man to their shopping bags.

Darren and his fellow Bubble bachelors are all members of Match.com, the world’s largest online dating site who, with Selfridges, are offering shoppers an all expenses paid date if they manage to win the bachelor’s heart online.

Darren is excited by the prospect of being surrounded by women viewing his dating potential. He says: “Single life is fun but I miss the companionship and friendship of someone close. I have been on Match.com for a few weeks and have met lots of great women but I’m hoping that being in the Love Bubble will encourage even more women to drop me a line”.”

Darren is looking for several qualities in his ideal partner. He says: “I am young at heart and would love to meet someone my age also young at heart. Finding someone who is sensitive and understanding yet outgoing and sociable would be an ideal match for me. ”

Darren will be joining four other guys, each taking a day in the Love Bubble.
The Love Bubble can be found in Selfridges’ Valentine’s section situated on the ground floor. Selfridges’ shoppers can use the special in-store Match.com connection to email the Bubble Boys with their impressive best lines and why they would make a perfect date. And, for all Selfridges shoppers, Match.com is offering a 5 day free trial to their site, which is especially great news for female shoppers who may be on the search for love.

Each bachelor will choose an eligible woman for an all expenses paid date that will take place on 18th February. The date will include makeovers for the ladies, shopping vouchers for the men and a toast of champagne before the couples set out on lunch dates at one of five of London’s top restaurants, including Taman gang and Claridge’s, followed by a romantic cruise along The Thames to view the Capital’s breathtaking architecture.

Says Charlotte Harper, UK Managing Director of Match.com: “We are hoping that Darren and his fellow Bubble Boys will find a woman who can coax them out of the inflatable. All the guys are really eligible, charming and will make fantastic partners. And best of all, these guys are just a small handful of the wonderful men available on Match.com. We’re sure that this Valentine’s Day, everything is in place to make love happen for our members.”

Single women who can’t make it down to Selfridges can check out our bubble boys on www.match.com/thelovebubble.

To arrange interviews or photos, please contact:
Ken Hooper, Cherish PR at 020 8996 9545 / 07812098092
Rebecca Oatley, Cherish PR at 020 8996 9543 / 07970 655913
Bruno Barba, Selfridges, at 020 7318 3204

About Match.com
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 11-year history, Match.com has redefined the way people meet and fall in love and is credited with more marriages than any other site. Today, more than 15 million people around the world participate in the Match.com community, providing a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose.

Match.com is the world's biggest online dating and personals property, according to the December 2005 global ranking of the Personals category by industry-leading independent measurement firm ComScore Media Metrix. Number one across North America and Europe, Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 32 countries, in 18 languages and spanning six continents. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL. Match.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI).

Submitted by:Ken Hooper
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