Calling All Single Social Networkers: Intelius Launches the DateCheck™ $1,000 Dream Date Contest Via Facebook

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Today, Intelius kicks off the DateCheck™ $1,000 Dream Date Contest via Facebook, where participants can vie for three grand prizes, 32 finalist awards and other gifts and prizes. Contestants must submit a 60-second video and/or a 250-word essay and optional picture that answers the question: "How would you spend $1,000 on one dream date?"

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Intelius - a leading information commerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security - today kicks off its $1,000 DateCheck™ Dream Date Contest via Facebook and Twitter. Participants will have the opportunity to win three grand prizes, 32 finalist awards and other gifts and prizes.

The DateCheck™ $1,000 Dream Date Contest invites participants to submit a 60-second video and/or a 250-word essay and optional picture that answers the question: "How would you spend $1,000 on one dream date?" Starting today through March 8, 2010, participants can submit their videos, essays and pictures through the DateCheck™ Contest application on the Date Check Page on Facebook and on http://www.datecheckcontest.com. Each contestant who enters via Facebook (video or essay) will receive a free Intelius Date Check ($39.95 value), a MatchMatrix.com Custom Relationship Report ($29.95 value) and Seattle Chocolates ($12.95 value).

Our panel of expert judges will score entries based on the following criteria: creativity, originality and date description. Judges will choose the eight highest scoring entries submitted by men and the eight highest scoring entries submitted by women from all video entries, and another sixteen from essay and picture entries. The finalists will receive gift baskets with an assortment of best-selling dating books, including Lori Gottlieb's Marry Him; audio CDs of personal dating coach David's Wygant's "20 Ways to Meet Hotter Women, Without Pickup Lines" and "The Art of Attracting Men: The Inside Truth to the Way A Man's Mind Works"; Seattle Chocolate Company chocolates; and a voucher for a dating conference call session with David Wygant's expert dating coaches.

The 32 finalists will be posted on the official DateCheck™ Facebook promotion page no later than March 16, 2010. Between March 16th and April 5th, friends, family and other Facebook users can vote for their favorite finalist. Finalists can promote their videos and essays via Twitter. The three top vote-getters - best male video entry, best female video entry and best essay entry - will each receive a grand prize of a $1,000 Visa Gift Card plus a private relationship analysis with MatchMatrix.com's Larry Michel, valued at $750.

The $1,000 DateCheck™ Dream Date Contest was inspired by Intelius' DateCheck™ application, which was named a DEMO God Winner at DEMOfall 09, a finalist in the Mobile Apps Showdown at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and CNET's iPhone App of Week.

A mobile version of Intelius' online DateCheck™ report, the much buzzed-about DateCheck™ helps daters make intelligent decisions about potential dates. The mobile app provides an instant background check that allows users to scan "Sleaze Detector" for criminal records, a "Money" feature with details about home ownership and other features that deliver vital information directly to their mobile phones. The app is currently available for download in the Apple iPhone App Store and the Android Marketplace.

"With more than 30 million single 18-45 year olds on Facebook alone, we knew adding a social networking component to the $1000 DateCheck™ Dream Date Contest would resonate with the right audience," explained Susan Koehler, Chief Marketing officer of Intelius. "Intelius' DateCheck™ application empowers users with the knowledge to make informed decisions about potential dates. Now, with this contest, we're taking it one step further and giving those same singles an opportunity to experience their ultimate date."

For contest rules and eligibility, visit http://www.datecheckcontest.com. For more information about DateCheck™ mobile, please visit http://www.intelius.com/mobile.

ABOUT INTELIUS
Intelius is a leading information commerce company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than eight million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDProtect™ and the award-winning DateCheck™ mobile application. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. For more about Intelius screening products and services, visit http://hr.intelius.com. For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit http://www.intelius.com/corp.

LORI GOTTLIEB
Lori Gottlieb is the author of the national bestseller, Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self (Simon & Schuster), an American Library Association "Best Books 2001" selection and a Borders "Original New Voice" title. She is a frequent commentator for NPR's All Things Considered, and her radio features have aired on public radio's This American Life, Weekend Edition, and Marketplace. As a journalist and columnist, Lori has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time, People, The Atlantic, Elle, Glamour, Redbook, Self, Parents, Slate, and Salon. Lori also co-created original pilots for Showtime, Oxygen, TBS and Nickelodeon, and was a staff writer on the NBC/Bravo series Significant Others, a sitcom about couples in therapy. Her newest book, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough (Dutton), takes an in-depth look at modern dating, marriage, and what really matters for romantic happiness. The film rights have been optioned by Tobey Maguire for Warner Bros. Registered Facebook users can become a fan of Lori by clicking here.

ABOUT MATCHMATRIX.COM
MatchMatrix.com is a relationship-based company with the only independently scientifically proven system for predicting compatibility. Their proprietary Energetic Compatibility Engine delivers remarkably accurate information about how people connect at their core energetic levels. The company's unique ability to accurately reflect the dynamics of a relationship is utilized for personal services such as dating, relationship counseling and affinity group matching; and professional services for workplace optimization, executive placement, and human resource management.

Its proprietary technology has been in the making for over 30 years. A combination of engineering, science and creative thinking developed this unique system. Independent scientific studies have recently been completed validating the company's revolutionary proprietary system for accurately defining and predicting the quality of relationships. These studies are in the submission process for peer review and journal publication. Registered Facebook users can become a fan of MatchMatrix by clicking here.

ABOUT SEATTLE CHOCOLATE COMPANY
Founded in 1992, Seattle Chocolate Company crafts premium, all natural chocolate truffles, truffle bars, dessert shells, and chocolates under the Seattle Chocolates, JTruffles and cult favorite Chick Chocolates brands. Seattle Chocolate Company uses the finest European chocolate and only the purest, 100% all-natural ingredients. Visit the website http://www.seattlechocolates.com to learn more.

DAVID WYGANT
David Wygant is the nation's leading personal dating coach, dating advice professional and image-maker. Recognized as the world's premier dating authority, David brings his extensive experience and coaching expertise to change the lives of thousands of singles everywhere by giving them real life dating advice. If you use sites like match.com, americansingles.com, date.com, lavalife.com, eharmony.com, Yahoo! personals and other online dating sites, David's dating advice and dating tips can help you succeed like never before. Better than what a dating agency could ever offer, David's dating advice, dating products for men, dating products for women and ideas turn you into your own matchmaker, and will double your dating success whether you seek a relationship, some romance, or the love of your life. See David's Dating Video page and comprehensive dating blog for free dating advice. Registered Facebook users can become a fan of David by clicking here.

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