's Poll Results Show Troops Abroad Want Blake Shelton for Christmas

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Military Singles Prefer a Week Home with Family instead of World Peace

If members of the military can’t be home for the holidays, then they want Blake Shelton to perform for them on Christmas, according to a new poll conducted by, the largest online military dating community for singles. The Country crooner and The Voice judge beat out Beyoncé, Chris Brown, and Taylor Swift, to claim the top spot. South Korean sensation PSY came in second (16%), with military singles hoping for a rousing Gangnam Style dance session to raise their spirits this holiday season.

As for holiday gifts, most voters wanted to come home for Christmas. More than 70% of military men and women wanted a week off to spend time with their family as their perfect holiday present. 15% are looking for love, so that they don’t have to spend the next holiday season alone, while 10% would be really happy with some Christmas cookies, candy cane, and a nice bottle of wine.

“Our military singles are an extremely practical, family oriented community. It’s no surprise that they prefer a week off with family, before World Peace,” said Meir Strahlberg, CEO of Avalanche, LLC. “As for our single military members in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, we aspire to help them achieve their wish gift to meet that special someone in the New Year.”

The poll was conducted in December 2012 and was taken by active duty U.S. military singles, ages 19-45, stationed both in the United States and abroad. Following are the complete poll results:

Question: If you couldn’t be home for the holidays, who would you like to come to your base for a special holiday performance?

Blake Shelton: 68%
PSY: 16%
Chris Brown: 10%
Beyoncé: 4%
Taylor Swift: 2%

Question: For our military singles currently on active duty, what’s the number one gift you hope to receive this holiday season?

A week home with my family: 70%
To meet that special someone: 15%
Christmas cookies, candy cane, and a nice bottle of wine: 10%
World Peace: 4%
Self-heating socks: 1%

About Avalanche, LLC.
A pioneer of online dating, Avalanche operates a network of 15+ general and niche dating websites., its flagship brand, was launched on Valentine’s Day 1997, and is one of the world’s most popular dating sites., started as a BBS in 1986, is the longest running dating site on the internet. It was acquired by Avalanche in 2006 and targets singles looking for love, marriage, and serious relationships., launched in 2007, is the leader in Latin dating. It is enjoyed by US Hispanics and Latin singles throughout South and Central America. Recently, the company acquired, the largest online dating community for military singles. A privately owned company, Avalanche, LLC. is headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida.

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