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Global Personals Celebrates 9th Birthday With Fastest Growing Share of Dating Industry

August 28, 2012

LONDON, August 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Global Personals Ltd [http://globalpersonals.co.uk ] celebrates nine years in the
business with a fast growing month-on-month share of the dating industry, that increased
by +85% over the last three months (April vs. July*). The research studied key metric data
from Hitwise [http://www.hitwise.com/uk ], looking at sites in today’s dating market and
the dating portfolio owned and operated by Global Personals Ltd. The top three visited
sites in July 2012 were free dating site, PlentyOfFish, the Global Personals Ltd network,
followed by Match.com. The data showed that the Global Personals network was only
marginally behind the free dating site, yet Match.com’s visits lagged behind in third
ranking with a -233% gap to Global Personals’ second place.

The company has grown from humble beginnings, from operating out of founder Ross’s
spare room to now becoming one of the most successful online dating companies in the
world. Employing a 130-strong team out of their London and Windsor offices, Global
Personals has experienced revenue growth of 1371% in the last five years.

Ross Williams, Co-founder and CEO, said:

“These Hitwise statistics are the best present we could have been given for our 9th
anniversary. Gone are the days of generic, ‘one size fits all’ dating sites, which used to
dominate the market. With all of our technology developed in-house, we will continue to
evolve with our vast network of global partners, offering the public the best range of
desktop and mobile enhanced dating sites on the market.”

Steve Pammenter, Co-founder and COO, adds:

“Being the fastest-growing company in the dating industry is a testament to the hard
work by our great and highly experienced team. We have a number of structures in place to
ensure that as a company, we can continue to grow and meet consumer demands – for both
members of our dating sites and for our network of WhiteLabelDating.com
[http://www.whitelabeldating.com ] partners. We look forward to a very bright future, with
more plans in the pipeline to be announced over the next 12 months.”

(*Global Personals Ltd percentage of dating category in Hitwise – April vs. July
2012).

– About Global Personals -

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd [http://globalpersonals.co.uk ] is one of the
largest privately owned online dating companies worldwide. With annualised revenues of
over GBP36 million, the company currently employs over 130 full time staff and owns and
operates its own online dating sites including Singles365.com [http://www.singles365.com
], DatingAgency.com [http://www.datingagency.com ] and JustSingleParents.com
[http://www.justsingleparents.com ], whilst its B2B service, WhiteLabelDating.com
[http://www.whitelabeldating.com ], offers a platform for brands and individuals to power
their own dating sites that currently includes The Independent
[http://www.independentsingles.co.uk ], Bauer Media [http://www.bauermedia.co.uk ] and
Plenty More Fish [http://www.plentymorefish.com/uk_dating ] as partners.
WhiteLabelDating.com [http://www.whitelabeldating.com ] provides the dating software,
membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure and much
more. You provide your brand, website design and marketing and we do the rest.

Global Personals has received a collection of accolades including fastest growing
company in the South East, UK, in the 2011 and 2010 Deloitte Fast 50
[http://globalpersonals.co.uk/global-personals-fastest-growing-company-in-south-east-for-second-year-running.html ]
and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
[http://globalpersonals.co.uk/global-personals-fastest-growing-online-dating-company-in-emea.html ]
, won Digital Business Of The Year 2010
[http://globalpersonals.co.uk/global-personals-ltd-wins-%E2%80%98digital-business-of-the-year-2010%E2%80%99-at-digital-entrepreneur-awards.html ]
, highly ranked in The Sunday Times
Virgin Fast Track 100
[http://globalpersonals.co.uk/global-personals-ltd-ranked-in-the-sunday-times-virgin-fast-track-100.html ]
(2010, 2011) and the European Media Momentum Top 50
[http://globalpersonals.co.uk/press-release/global-personals-ranked-in-european-media-momentum-top-50-for-2nd-year-running ]
(2011, 2012). WhiteLabelDating.com
[http://www.whitelabeldating.com ] has also won ‘Best Dating Software Provider’ for the
last three years at the industry awards, iDate
[http://www.whitelabeldating.com/press/whitelabeldating-com-winner-of-best-dating-software-provider-for-3rd-year-running ]
.

        PR Contact:
        Louisa Muhsin
        press@globalpersonals.co.uk
        +44(0)1753-271280

SOURCE Global Personals Ltd


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