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If You've Looked Up An Old Flame On The Internet, You're Not Alone

Source: Classmates Online, Inc.
Poll Results Revealed for Valentine's Day; Over 90 Percent of Respondents Thought About or Want to be Contacted by Past Loves

RENTON, Wash., Jan. 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Valentine's Day is fast approaching along with thoughts of current romance, but also past loves. Classmates.com, a leading online social networking service, polled its community of more than 40 million members and found that more than 90% of respondents either thought of their first love or high school sweetheart in the last year or would like to be contacted by an old flame.

But even if that old spark has burnt out, the flame of curiosity is still strong. Fifty-six percent (56%) of poll respondents said they have used the Internet to look up an old boyfriend or girlfriend, and 65% did so because they were curious as to what their ex was doing today.

And how did they break the ice with their old flame? "It's been a while, how are you?" was the favorite opener with 48% of respondents.

Differences between men and women were revealed in their answers to the question "What would you most like to receive on Valentine's Day?" The number one answer for 23% of male respondents was "a kiss." But "flowers" was the number one answer for 16% of female respondents, followed by 15% hoping for jewelry while 10% would be content with "a kiss."

Classmates.com 2008 Romance Poll results include:

-- 55% of respondents thought of their first love or high school sweetheart in the last year.
-- 43% of respondents said they would like to be contacted by an old flame.
-- 34% of respondents said they have been contacted by an old flame in the past five years.
-- 53% of respondents would go out on a first date on Valentine's Day.
-- 27% of respondents think Valentine's Day is a time to think about loved ones.
-- 27% of respondents think Valentine's Day is romantic.
-- 20% of respondents had met their true love in school (K-12).


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