Web site connects accent lovers

March 24, 2010 at 2:44 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- A British expatriate living in Florida said her dating Web site, which aims to connect people in the United States and Britain, has reached 1,500 members.

Rochelle Peachey of Orlando, who has lived in the United States for about 13 years, said ILoveYourAccent.com, a Web site aimed at connecting people with differing accents from opposite sides of the Atlantic, has amassed 1,500 profiles since it went live late last year, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Wednesday.

"Really, the question is: How do I go beyond my circle of friends?" Peachey said. "But it doesn't have to be about dating. There may be people who dream of going to London, but they don't know anyone there and don't have anyone to travel with. Here, they can meet some people and travel to London, where they'll know someone who can show them around."

Peachey said membership on the site is currently free, but she may start charging $20 to $25 a month if it grows in popularity. She said the site will soon have a feature allowing those browsing profiles to listen to voice clips and hear the accents for themselves.

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