Fancy a Date for the Theatre, Darling? New Website Launched to Match up Theatre Lovers

Romeo and Juliet were the most famous couple to tread the boards, now fans of the theatre can find their own true love thanks to a new website which looks to match-make.

www.theatredate.co.uk has been created by white-label online dating network Easydate with Whatsonstage.com, the UK’s leading theatre website, to allow musical fans,  drama devotees, opera enthusiasts and ballet buffs to find like-minded people for friendship, dating and relationships.

Fans of the stage will be able to create a profile, chat to other members about their favourite shows and hopefully find romance.

Terri Paddock, managing and editorial director of Whatsonstage.com, said:

“If you’re single and looking for a lasting relationship, common interests are important.  But sitting in a darkened auditorium, you don’t always get to meet other fans of the theatre.  We hope that this dating site can help break the ice.  It’s also a great way to discuss your favourite productions and arrange trips to the theatre with other people who feel as passionate about it as you do.”

Tim Simmonds, Commercial Director at Easydate, said:

“At Easydate, we see one of our the key areas of growth in online dating is through niche sites – identifying key areas and groups of individuals who can connect with other likeminded people in an area that is of interest to them.  Theatre is obviously an area a great many people are interested in so we hope that the TheatreDate community can grow.”

www.theatredate.co.uk

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About EasyDate plc

About Whatsonstage.com

Whatsonstage.com has been named one of the top 100 websites in the world by Internet Magazine and the Daily Mail. It comprises a listings database of some 5,500-plus performances nationwide, as well as unrivalled theatre news, reviews, first night photos, podcasts, video footage, interviews, gossip, blogs, ticket offers, competitions and lively discussion boards. Launched by Emap Online in 1996, Whatsonstage.com was acquired via a management buy-out in October 2000. More than 80,000 theatregoers subscribe to the site’s weekly email newsletter, while – at last count – over 500,000 visit the website each month, generating some five million monthly page impressions. Whatsonstage.com also runs the Whatsonstage.com Theatre Club, born out of our ever-popular Outings in which we take hundreds of people at a time to top London shows, and the annual Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers’ choice”, the only major theatre prize-giving decided by audiences (over 46,000 voted in 2010), which now ranks alongside the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards as one of the industry’s most recognised accolades.

Contact: Erin Hickey
Phone: 0131 220 9820
Email: erin@easydategroup.com
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