New York, NY (PressExposure) February 11, 2011 -- Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 70 million downloads, today announced that Matt and Nikki Thayer of Tulsa, OK are the winners of their first annual National "Love Via Video Conferencing" Valentine's Day Contest, seeking those couples who met and fell in love on the site. Selected from over 100 total entries, the lucky couple has won an all expenses paid trip to New York City from February 13-14, during which they will renew their vows at the location of their first date, The Bryant Park Hotel. The Paltalk community can also join in the joyous moment as it is broadcast live on the site at 2pm on Valentine's Day.
Matt and Nikki met on the popular video chat site in 2004. After a whirlwind romance - which included a first date in New York City - Nikki relocated from Pittsburgh to Tulsa so that the couple could be together. Given the significance of Paltalk in Matt and Nikki's relationship, the couple's Las Vegas wedding in 2008 was a "Paltalk-studded" event, with other online friends serving as the maid of honor, best man, presenter of the bride and numerous guests.
"I am so thankful to Paltalk for helping me find my wonderful wife, Nikki," said Matt. "I am taking this trip as an opportunity to ask her to marry me all over again in New York City - where I should have proposed the first time."
"When I met Matt for the first time in New York City, I was NEVER so in love," said Nikki. "I could not be more excited to spend another weekend in the city where my husband and I first met in person and renew our marriage vows together."
"It's not surprising that this happy couple met on Paltalk - we have millions of active, friendly users who are looking for online and real life companionship and are sincerely thrilled to celebrate Matt and Nikki's love story," said Jason Katz, CEO of Paltalk. "The number of entries we received exceeded our expectations. Even though we are not a "dating site" per say, Paltalk is a relaxed place where people can create meaningful relationships online through the use of our video chat capabilities before even meeting in person."
More information and photos of Nikki and Matt can be found at: http://www.paltalk.com/valentine
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.
Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns 13 patents that cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.