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Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 11/04/2011

‘Lovetown, USA’: Virginia town could be site of Oprah matchmaking reality show

Oprah is backing a new reality show that could cast Culpeper, Va., as “Lovetown, USA.” (JOHN GRESS - REUTERS)
Virginia is for lovers, as the saying goes. The state’s lovelorn may finally get lucky, thanks to none other than Oprah Winfrey.

A new reality show backed by the media mogul’s OWN network and the BBC is scouting possible locations for its first season — and the small town of Culpeper, Va., is one of 40 finalists.

Dubbed “Lovetown, USA,” the matchmaking show will “take over one whole town for the biggest dating challenge in TV history”, according to the production company.

If selected, Culpeper, located about 70 miles southwest of Washington, would be the site of this “quest for love.” The aim would to pair up as many singles as possible in a 30-day period.

Community response is the key to getting selected, town officials said. To that end, Culpeper is encouraging single men and woman between the ages of 20 and 60 to fill out applications on the town’s Facebook page.

The application is 20 pages long and includes questions about education, religion, pending litigation and waist size.

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