Omaha, NE (PRWEB) January 15, 2007
Golfmates.com, the world's first online dating service designed specifically for golfers, is delighted to congratulate Chuck and Barbara McGregor on their recent marriage. Chuck and Barbara are the fourth couple to meet through Golfmates.com and tie the knot.
Chuck and Barbara met on Golfmates.com in the spring of 2005 and were married on May 27, 2006, at the country club where they play golf. During their first phone conversation, they realized they only lived 2 miles apart and their children were friends. "We play golf on most Sunday afternoons, and that has become a very special part of our week," Barbara said.
Golfmates.com was launched in May 2004 by Omaha-based entrepreneur Scott Kroeger, who, after setting up a handful of friends on dates, decided that the golfing community needed an online dating service. Today, Golfmates.com has more than 13,000 members in the United States, Canada and Europe.
The philosophy behind Golfmates.com is simple: Golf is the perfect first date. Why? It's a sport men and women can enjoy playing together. The sport provides an instantaneous icebreaker -- a common interest that two people can discuss. Golf is a relaxing, safe, outdoor activity that provides ample opportunities for socializing between shots. What is more, after nine or 18 holes, a round of golf comes to an end; if two people are not compatible, the end of the round is the end of the date.
The number of U.S. citizens using online personal ads is expected to reach 24 million by 2007. The United States National Golf Foundation estimates that there are more than 26 million golfers over the age of 18 in the United States. Sixty percent of golfers in the United States own home computers and 90 percent use computers at work. Fifty-eight percent of golfers in the United States use the Internet.
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