Classmates Online, Inc.

Classmates Online, Inc.

February 01, 2005 08:30 ET

Classmates.com 2005 Romance Poll Results for Valentine's Day

Most People Thought of Their First Love in the Past Year Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor RENTON, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2005) - Romance is in the air and with Valentine's Day fast approaching, Classmates.com (www.classmates.com), a leader in online community-based networking, polled its community that connects millions of members with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military and found that when people reflect on their love life, about 65% think about their first love or high school sweetheart. The majority of respondents of the annual Classmates.com Romance Poll also said they have thought of their first love or high school sweetheart within the last year.

Classmates.com 2005 Romance Poll results include:

-- 70% of respondents think more people will turn to the
Internet to find love in 2005.
-- 59% of respondents thought of their first love or high
school sweetheart in the last year.
-- 65% of respondents reflect on their first love or high
school sweetheart when thinking about their love life.
-- 26% of respondents had used the Internet to look up or
reconnect with an old boyfriend or girlfriend.
-- 21% of respondents had an online romance in the last
five years.
-- 18% of respondents had used the Internet to seek a
"romantic relationship."
-- 11% of respondents had been on one or more dates with
someone they met or reconnected with online.

"Most people thought of their first love in the past year, but many don't know where to begin to find them," said Michael Smith, CEO and president of Classmates Online, Inc. "Classmates.com is the number one place to start looking for friends and acquaintances because tens of millions of members have listed themselves by school, work and military affiliations; it's free to register as a Basic member and search our entire member database."

About Classmates Online, Inc.

Classmates Online, Inc., founded in 1995 and based in Renton, WA, is a leader in online community-based networking. The company operates Classmates.com (www.classmates.com), connecting millions of members throughout the U.S. and Canada with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military. Its Classmates International subsidiary also operates leading community-based networking sites in Sweden, through Klasstraffen Sweden AB (www.klasstraffen.com), and in Germany, through StayFriends GmbH (www.stayfriends.de). Classmates Online is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD). For more information about United Online and its Internet subscription services, please visit www.untd.com.

EDITOR NOTES:

Real-life love reconnection stories are available for media upon request.

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CONTACT: Classmates Online, Inc.
John Uppendahl
Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs
(425) 917-4933
john.uppendahl@classmates.com

Joanne Petitto
Public Relations & Community Affairs Manager
(425) 917-4927
joanne.petitto@classmates.com
/For further information: CONTACT: Classmates Online, Inc. John Uppendahl Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs (425) 917-4933 john.uppendahl@classmates.com Joanne Petitto Public Relations & Community Affairs Manager (425) 917-4927 joanne.petitto@classmates.com / IN: ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • John Uppendahl, Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs, Classmates Online, Inc.
    Primary Phone: 425-917-4933
    E-mail: john.uppendahl@classmates.com