JDate and 92nd Street Y Announce Strategic New Partnership

JDate and 92nd Street Y Announce Strategic New Partnership 
Leading Online Jewish Community and New York Cultural Center
Collaborate on Exclusive Offers for Selected Events 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/02/12 --  JDate, the largest and
most successful Jewish singles community, and 92nd Street Y, the
nonprofit community and cultural center in New York, today announced
a strategic partnership aimed at furthering their shared mission of
building and strengthening Jewish communities.  
JDate, which is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other
dating sites combined, will be the exclusive dating partner for 92Y
through March 2013. JDate members will have special access to the
organization's most popular events, classes and Jewish Life
programming, with offers including VIP access, priority tickets,
specialty cocktails and other benefits.  
"For more than 15 years, JDate has been dedicated to building and
strengthening the Jewish community. That mission includes not only
providing our members with an unparalleled experience online, but
also giving them unique opportunities to connect with their local
Jewish communities," said Greg Liberman, CEO of JDate's owner and
operator, Spark Networks. "Our partnership with 92Y gives JDaters the
unique opportunity to gather at an iconic organization that is a
staple of New York Jewish Life."  
For nearly 140 years, 92Y has been dedicated to enriching the lives
of people from all walks of life, offering an extraordinary breadth
and depth of community and cultural programming. In 2008, 92Y opened
its downtown venue, 92YTribeca, to enrich the cultural landscape of
downtown New York and serve the varied needs of the downtown
community.  
"92nd Street Y is committed to serving the broadest possible Jewish
community through a huge variety of entry points, including Jewish
Life programming and cultural programs in person and online that
appeal to the needs of our contemporary Jewish population," said Sol
Adler, Executive Director of 92nd Street Y. "This partnership with
JDate provides a terrific opportunity for us to bring people together
in the context of smart conversation and premier cultural
experiences." 
JDate and 92Y will partner on a total of six premium events through
March 2013. Upcoming JDate-partnered 9
2 events include: 


 
--  The Daily Show Live: Stand-up Comedy from The Daily Show's Staff -
    Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m.
     Emmy-winning writer and executive producer
    Rory Albanese will gather his fellow stand-up comedians from The Daily
    Show for a night of live comedy at 92YTribeca. Guests include Judy
    Gold, JR Havlin, Adam Lowitt and Benari Poulten.

 
--  Rachael Ray in Conversation with Joy Behar - Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8
    p.m.
     Food Network host, cookbook author and culinary magnate Rachael
    Ray will sit down with award-winning talk show host and comedian Joy
    Behar to discuss her new book and her experiences as a home cook.

  
For more information about JDate and 92Y partnership events, visit
www.jdate.com/92Y. 
About JDate.com
 With more than 650,000 active members worldwide,
JDate (www.JDate.com, www.JDate.co.uk, www.JDate.co.il and
www.JDate.fr) is the leading online community for Jewish singles.
JDate is owned and operated by Spark Networks, Inc (www.Spark.net),
one of the world's leading providers of online personals services.
Spark Networks' shares trade on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "LOV"
(NYSE MKT: LOV). In addition to JDate, the Spark Networks portfolio
of consumer websites includes, among others, ChristianMingle(R).com
(www.ChristianMingle.com), BlackSingles.com(R) (www.BlackSingles.com)
and SilverSingles(R).com (www.SilverSingles.com). For more
information about JDate.com and its partners or events, please
contact Formula PR at 310-578-7050. 
About 92nd Street Y
 92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit
community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of
life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and
Jewish life. A community of communities, 92Y is a home for candid,
thoughtful discussions on the most pressing issues of our time. 92Y's
Jewish Life community welcomes everyone who wants to connect with
Jewish culture, identity and tradition, with no barriers to access
and a huge range of entry points -- cultural, intellectual, spiritual
and communal. We provide a place for people of all ages to discover
and follow pathways to meaningful, joyous and proud Jewish journeys.
Through the breadth and depth of 92Y's extraordinary programs, we
enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. Every year, more
than 400,000 people visit 92Y's New York City venues, and millions
more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other
digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in
1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people
of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit
www.92Y.org.  
PR Contacts
Formula PR for JDate: 
Rachel Jones-Pittier
rjones@formulapr.com 
310-578-7050 
92Y: 
Beverly Greenfield
bgreenfield@92y.org 
212.415.5452 
 
 
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