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Men more than women willing to give marriage a second chance

May 19, 2009
    Poll of Single Online Daters Unveils Who Would Take Another Trip Down the
    Aisle

MIAMI BEACH, May 19 /PRNewswire/ – Sean Penn, Nicholas Cage, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Moore, and Jennifer Garner have all taken a second trip down the aisle. While the current divorce rate is at its lowest since 1970, still one third of Americans who have ever married have divorced at least once. With wedding season starting at the end of the month, leading online dating websites Date.com (www.date.com), Matchmaker.com (www.matchmaker.com), and Amor.com (www.amor.com), polled its members to see who would be willing to give marriage a second chance after a divorce.

“We were shocked to see the overwhelming response by men willing to take another shot at marriage after a divorce, while women were less inclined to make the commitment twice,” said Shira Zwebner, Relationship Advisor for Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com. “These results show just how much women’s attitudes towards love and marriage have evolved over the years. Today, women are content being in a loving and committed relationship that doesn’t involve a trip to City Hall, whereas men need the security of an official marriage to validate the relationship. And, with celebrity role model couples like Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, today’s women are confident that their committed relationships no longer have to be State or Religiously sanctioned to be everlasting.”

In a new nationwide survey of thousands of male and female online daters, ranging in ages from 18-55+, we asked: Harrison Ford finally proposed to Calista Flockhart after seven and a half years of dating! When it comes to second time around, is marriage these days necessary?

    Following are the complete results:

    Men

    Yes                                        65.4%
    No                                         23.1%
    Only if adoption of children are involved   7.7%
    Only if the couple is younger than 55       3.8%

    Women

    No                                         40.6%
    Yes                                        28.1%
    Only if the couple is younger than 55      18.8%
    Only if adoption of children are involved  15.6%

    About Avalanche, LLC
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Avalanche operates several leading online dating websites, including Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com. Date.com launched on Valentine’s Day 1997 and has become one of the world’s most popular dating websites. First started as a Bulletin Board System in 1986, Matchmaker.com is the oldest online dating site. It was acquired by Avalanche in 2006 and targets those singles seeking serious relationships. Amor.com, launched in 2007, is a rapidly growing destination for Hispanic singles. Avalanche hosts more than 10 million members worldwide, with the sites adding over 100,000 members each month. Additional information is available at www.date.com.

SOURCE Date.com


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