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Match.com CEO: 'You have to be willing to fail'

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Sam Yagan, 35, is a 1995 graduate of the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora and CEO of Match.com.

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The man who co-founded the online dating site OKCupid and now serves as CEO of Match.com got his start at a high school better known for turning out scientists and mathematicians than experts in finding love connections. Sam Yagan, a 1995 graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Chicago.
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