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Boy band LFO's lead singer, Rich Cronin, has been spotted on Match.com lookin' for love. And it's really him, not some fake!

You remember the boy band LFO, right? They were the guys behind the song Summer Girls (aka the “Abercrombie & Fitch” song). You might have even seen them out on tour with Britney Spears or ’N Sync back in the day.

As a boy bander in the spotlight, Cronin acknowledges that he "could get any girl I wanted. But I knew it was a false reality. I never felt ‘This is what I deserve.’ I was aware I was a very lucky guy. I knew it was gonna be short-lived and I should enjoy it while I could.” He was at one time linked to TV's Jennifer Love Hewitt Desperate.

Rich just broke up with his girlfriend and decided to use Match cause some of his friends have had success on the service.

But, it looks like he's still using his LFO links to stand out on the dating service. Here's his online pitch:

“I have always loved music and was fortunate enough to see (my dreams) come true by the time I was 24. I was the lead singer of a group called LFO and we sold over 4 million albums, toured the world, were all over MTV and any other show you can imagine, then before you knew it, we were finished.”

We're sure there are some old LFO groupies who will gladly give it up to Rich.

Right???

There's some desperate starfuckers out there, even if the "star" is a hasbeen!

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108 comments to “Desperate!”

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  1. j says – reply to this


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    wow

  2. Annie says – reply to this


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    Fucking first ! hahaha

  3. occupent says – reply to this


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    1st sucka

  4. occupent says – reply to this


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    so what?

  5. mimi says – reply to this


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    WHO CARES??????

  6. simone says – reply to this


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    aww cut him sum slack he has lukemia and is goin thru tough times…remember the whole man band fall thru?

  7. Megan says – reply to this


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    Haha. Well he was the only hot one! lol. I'm sure there are plenty of desperate ones out there.

  8. cisco says – reply to this


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    first!

  9. Ivie says – reply to this


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    First!!! xo

  10. R says – reply to this


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    he has some kind of disease man, get off him. twat.

  11. {if its not Hillary..then u bitchez zuck az momz says – reply to this


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    [[[[[[[[ ZO EFFEN CUTE ]]]]]]]]]]] INDIANA ..i NEED ME MOMIE
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZVOTE HILLARY 2/MORROW
    BITCHEZZZZZZZZZ ”””””” GIRLPOWER””””””””……………/////////

  12. ckidiot says – reply to this


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    i think that is cool that he is going online….i hope he finds a nice girl!

  13. Val says – reply to this


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    Isn't Rich a cancer surviver? Cut the guys some slack Perez!

  14. :) says – reply to this


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    OMG! Where does he live?!!!!!! My sister needs a new baby daddy!

  15. Buze says – reply to this


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    OH!

  16. Kiki says – reply to this


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    Poor guy! It must hurt to fall that hard. Sad that he's still using the LFO angle. He wont find anyone normal that way.

  17. shukss says – reply to this


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    first

  18. as says – reply to this


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    first?

  19. love says – reply to this


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    first

  20. Erised says – reply to this


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    Hmm, doesn't really sound like he's looking for anything more stable than back then. If he was, why feel the need to brag about who he *used* to be? Still, I wish him luck.

  21. sfdsdfs says – reply to this


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    interesting

  22. julie says – reply to this


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    hahaha funny

  23. starlit.tara says – reply to this


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    rich had cancer, that's why his band stopped… did anyone see the show where him and a buncha has beens started a new boy band? it was a good/sad/funny show. i really hope rich is doing better these days! hearts to you and your family!!

  24. Bee love says – reply to this


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    I guess i should reactivate my match.com profile to see what he's got going on… Think he'd be a good lay? :)

  25. www says – reply to this


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    wwwwwww got a link to his page?

  26. xuszerep says – reply to this


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    I HATED LFO back in the day! Ugh, the worst boy band ever!!!!!!!

  27. beeee says – reply to this


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    hell yeah! i loved lfo!

  28. LAUREN says – reply to this


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    hey, he's actually is and always has been a really NICE guy. we went to high school together and i still live in kingston, ma…i see him at my gym in plymouth and he is just such a nice guy. he went through and is still fighting luekemia and it has really humbled him even more than he already was. If anything, telling people you were in a boyband is a huge turnoff and service to the people looking for love on match.com. i wish him love and luck.

  29. Holly says – reply to this


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    I think he is being sincere and it's wrong of Perez to make fun of him. He's just trying to find someone like everyone else. He had leukemia so he has been to hell and back. Cut the guy a break! I am tired of referring to celebrities as has beens! It's so mean. Rich Cronin was in a successful boy band. How many people can say that? Why is he expected to have career longevity when Americans have the attention span of a fly?

  30. jen says – reply to this


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    that's a little harsh…im pretty sure he has leukemia or something

  31. ur mama says – reply to this


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    Good for him he actually seem like a good guy and to put himself out there like that takee some balls and he sems very honest. Give him a break Perez you appearently don't know that he almost died from his disease & Big deal you act like this is some great breaking story. So who hasnt thought or has tried on line dating, I m sure you havent Perez right cuz you to busy porking yourself!!!

  32. gigi says – reply to this


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    ewww, desperation is not attractive. yuck.

  33. Marianabanana- The Future Will Be Whatever We Make It says – reply to this


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    Maybe that's not even him?

    http://marianabanana.blogg.se/

  34. Tahna says – reply to this


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    AWWW, I always thought he was too cute!

  35. tj says – reply to this


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    Not gonna lie if he still looks like he used to I'm on it. LOL.

  36. Brandi says – reply to this


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    I'd tap that ass.

  37. Drake says – reply to this


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    That is just plum sad only losers look 4 luv over the net cause nobody wants them thats an all time low 4 that man i know it most b.

  38. Stacey says – reply to this


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    Rich is battling cancer and has been for sometime so I am sure that he is not trying to simply get in touch with groupies but find someone to share a life with. Poor taste to insult a guy when he is down. U show much compassion for Has Been Patrick Swayze but none for a man your age who is fighting for his life as well. SHAME ON YOU!

  39. Jervis says – reply to this


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    Mario,

    I have never commented on anything you have ever written. This is one time I really felt the need to. First off, who are you to judge on how someone chooses to find a relationship. You're judging hsi way of living. I thought you were against such prejudice. It's as if you're insulting someone that's using fat burners to lose weight instead of diet and exercice. It's the same shit.

    Second, Rich battled Lukimia over the last years and is just trying to turn his life around. How callous are you, Mario?

    You're entire website is a promotional tool for yourself. This is your own exclusive "match.com". You're one big hyporcrite, dude.

    Also, why shouldn't he mention his past accomplishments? It is what he did the last few years. Why would he not talk about stuff he's done in his life in a 'personal'. I'm pretty sure you'll write "used to insult celebrities I didn't really know and whored out anything Madonna did" on your future dating profile.

    I hope Karma hits you hard my man.

  40. a&f says – reply to this


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    does he still like girls that wear abercrombie & fitch??

  41. Just Sayin' says – reply to this


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    Id fuck him…you know what, fuck it. Throw in the other two as well. I'll do all three at the same time.

  42. mandee says – reply to this


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    didnt he lukemia?

  43. val says – reply to this


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    EW DESPERATE. I WOULD NOT EVEN MENTION THAT LFO SHIT IF I WAS HIM. HES ASKING FOR THE WRONG WOMEN LOSERRRRR

  44. _ says – reply to this


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    FUCK OFF PEREZ!HE IS A SWEET GUY!!!!!

  45. Disturbed says – reply to this


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    It's a shame you are such a sleaze and love making people look bad/pathetic - why didn't you mention that he battled LEUKEMIA Perez?
    It's right there in the story you linked to. Guess you could get away with pointing and laughing as easily if you had done that.
    Asshole.

  46. GET LAID TONIGHT says – reply to this


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  47. kpkpkp says – reply to this


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    I'm on match and live in the same town as him. He keeps coming up as one of my "100% matches." Ew…I'd rather stab myself in the eye.

  48. Alana says – reply to this


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    I am sorry, but this post hurts my feelings, perez. Grow up! I am really offended the way you carry yourself. It is alright to have your opinion, just don't be rude! jackass!!!

  49. Destiny says – reply to this


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    I'd definitely hit it! He's gorgeous!

  50. Encyclopedia Dramatica says – reply to this


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    I'd suck the socks off him!!!!!!

  51. cornjob says – reply to this


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    huh? wha? who are these chicks?

  52. SomewhatDamaged says – reply to this


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    Cut some slack, you fat shit. It's posting stories like this that'll some day make one of these people snap and kill themselves or some shit, and then the world will finally see you for the gossipy waste of skin you usually are.

  53. Steph says – reply to this


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    Leave the kid alone! Remember that show on VH1 with some other back in the day boybanders and he was talking about how he almost died…wasnt it chromes disease?

  54. emily says – reply to this


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    one day your talking about giving to a good cause (leukemia) and the next day are bashing someone who survived the very same disease. show some class, dude. alright, i can't read you for a while now.

  55. Sabrina says – reply to this


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    I'd do him.

  56. Yup. says – reply to this


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    Well, he's cute, and why not. I thought he was a young Matthew McConaughey. The higher up you go, the more difficult it seems to find a suitable partner.

  57. lovesucks says – reply to this


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    He's looking for love.. not a starfucker perez.. fuck you!

  58. Amanda says – reply to this


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    His member ID is 67459

  59. rocky5766 says – reply to this


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    Well- bragging about "selling 4 million copies" is a little annoying. He would be better off if he didn't mention LFO at all!

  60. kiley says – reply to this


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    his screen name is: Rich Cronin
    like no joke..it's really him.

  61. cassandra says – reply to this


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    rich cronin went to my high school, and he actually showed up about a month and a half ago for a fundraiser, looking awfully sad that no one was paying attention to him, not even fifteen year old girls are enticed by rich cronin anymore…so sad…

  62. kaylie says – reply to this


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    Re: Holly

    I totally agree. I'm tired of hearing the phrase "celebrity has been." It's rude. I can't wait for the day when Perez will become a "has been." And what's so desperate about that? He's a person looking for love just like everyone else on there. Give him a break.

  63. Molly says – reply to this


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    Give the guy some slack, i mean not many people in his position wouldn't become a huge man whore.

    I actually turned him down, he had the great pick up-line of "suck my c**K", but i say if he is really looking for love, good for him

  64. amanda says – reply to this


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    awww..
    I think that it is totally fine,cool, and honest that he went there to find love..
    Who cares? It takes a lot of man to be that honest in my opinion..
    So lay off the poor guy

    xox

  65. nataly says – reply to this


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    Leave him alone… he has lukemia.. why would u still make fun of sumone that could pissibly die..shows your truly a heartless bitch.

  66. schroder1 says – reply to this


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    He just went into remmission from a serious case of cancer. Cut the man some slack!

  67. T says – reply to this


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    He's a really great guy, I met him when he was filming "man band" on VH1. He's been through cancer and alot of other things. He deserves someone in his life and I don't think any one should judge him for being on a dating website…. he isn't a celebrity anymore.

  68. sahcha23 says – reply to this


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    i saw this guy in casual encounters on craigslist a few years back.

  69. Rich Cronin says – reply to this


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    This is Rich and I obviously read Perez often, the reason why I am on that site is pretty simple. I don't go out and party and that whole scene has become a dead end to me. I have some good friends that have met some great people with goals and substance on there so I gave it a shot. I never considered myself a celebrity and quite honestly I am flattered to be mentioned on this site and even more so to see how many positive posts I have read. I want to thank Perez for including me and all of you that had good things to say about me. It was really nice to see and was very refreshing. I did the boy band thing years ago and now I am a guy trying to make a living and be happy. ai just don't want people to think I feel that being in LFO makes me cool and I certainly don't want pitty for the Leukemia.

  70. andrea says – reply to this


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    Rich your awesome…..Chat sometime babyface_youngin18@yahoo.com

  71. Latina NYC says – reply to this


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    Hi Rich,

    Not sure if you're reading this but if you are, just know that you posting the ad is totally normal. Don't feel bad about it. I don't know who you are and I've never heard of your former group but I am human and can relate (see, Perez isn't human all the time…he ONLY love Madonna)
    Anyways, if you ever need a female friend in NYC feel free to email me at hyphens8899@hotmail.com

  72. PrincessLottie says – reply to this


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    Hi Rich

    I am from the UK and would love to hook up with a gorgous american guy like yourself.

    I am on match.com. Whats your username, I will look you up & give you a cheeky wink :P

    Lottie x

  73. RumerWillisSucksB4LLS says – reply to this


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    Rich had leukemia in 2005, and started up his own foundation to help other children around the world.

  74. douchecunt says – reply to this


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    LOOSE CANNONS IS THE BOMB

  75. Aww says – reply to this


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    Aww…poor guy! Not just cause of the cancer and all, but Match isnt that bad of a thing! I met my boyfriend on there!

  76. Shauna says – reply to this


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    OMG I love LFO!! If Rich still looks anything like he used to back in the day… I'd do him!!

  77. Harvey says – reply to this


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    Way to make fun of a guy who has CANCER.

  78. Ramsey says – reply to this


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    My crazy ass went right to match.com after this post and, sadly (or not sadly, depending on how you look at it), I don't think that it's really him. I'm bummed because I totally wanted to sign up and wink at him. Whatever that means…

    And douchecunt I effing love you for being a Loose Cannons fan.

  79. sashay says – reply to this


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    Even GARY COLEMAN found a wife! So he should have no problem! There's lotsa bitches out there willing to put out for washed up celebrities!

  80. Cowboy says – reply to this


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    He's probably getting more ass than a toilet seat.

  81. KT says – reply to this


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    He still performs! He and this guy I go to law school with are friends and they performed funny rap songs at this dive bar! Rich still looks great, but he really busted right out of the bar after their set so I didn't get a chance to say hi.

  82. myeager says – reply to this


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    if he wasn't such a fucking douche to his fans, I am sure he would get a lot more women!

  83. Shannon says – reply to this


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    youre an ass… if your gonna talk shit on someone don't do it on rich cronin who is suffering with leukemia… he is healthy as of now but he fought hard and was very sick for a long time but continued to make music because that's how much he loves it… you love running your mouth about gossip so you do it, let him make music or want to meet a new person anyway he can, he deserves it because he's 100 times the man you are.

  84. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA says – reply to this


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    Rich is so lame. He got dumped by his 19 year old girlfriend. He went on match.com…
    What a shame what people will do for publicity.
    And he has to drop names like he dates Jennifer Love or he was in LFO, come on that was years ago DINOSAUR. What is he like as a person should matter not what he did years ago. Plus, she cheated on him all the time. Real cool.

  85. Oh well! says – reply to this


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    He should do like John Mayer and get his pr guy to hook him up with a lady.

  86. Justin says – reply to this


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    im friends with his ex on facebook and myspace. she is way too hot and good for him. look her up meredith dreyer.

  87. Diana says – reply to this


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    just give the guy a break. he has cancer!

  88. From Kingston MA says – reply to this


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    Ha! I went to High School (Sacred Heart) with his sister, Cassie Cronin :P

  89. rich cronin says – reply to this


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    first of all, hahahahahhahaha a few posts above is my ex girlfriend Meredith who I was nothing but good to. She knows how serious my situation is and the hell my family and I have been through due to this and always pretended to care. She now tells me I am pathetic and a looser etc and I still really don't know why. I welcomed her into my life and my family accepted her as one of our own but for people like her its more important to hurt people and look cool because they are so insecure. Meredith for your information I never said anything about dating Love Hewitt and I am hardly a dinosour, just not a tween like you.

    As for this kid Justin thats talking smack above here, hes a very lame guy that pretends to be a model and is obsessed with my ex Meredith since her met her on a cruise years ago. He is a complete tool box and tough guy behind his keyboard. He would never say any of this to mine or anyone elses face.

    Its so funny to me that Meredith saw my hell first hand and still feels the need to kick me when I am down just because shes mad about whatever. You can't fake class!

    Thanks to all those that have been positive again.

    Goodnight Merezy!

  90. cats7 says – reply to this


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    Rich, good luck to you. You're awesome.

  91. jenbunny says – reply to this


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    poor lonely bastard.

  92. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    The man has leukemia..have SOME kind of a heart and lay off for once!

  93. CaKrIdok says – reply to this


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    H ahahaha! I met him in a bar in Boston…we chatted a bit…and he couldnt stop talking about Jennifer Love Hewit! It was sooo pathetic!

  94. Molz says – reply to this


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    First off the leukemia dosen't have anything to do with this, and I am sure Rich dosen't need anyone's pitty. He has fought the cancer and hopefully beat it, but that is not what defines him as a person. So anyone who dosen't actually know him should refrain from commenting one way or the other.

    It’s his life, let him do what he wants to do. I don’t see why this is news worthy at all.

    No offense Rich!

  95. HUTGUT says – reply to this


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    geez low blow for a cancer survivor…..

  96. laura says – reply to this


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    Rich isn't a good lay. He is terrible. he cums in two seconds and you cannot even feel his thing because it is so small. I don't feel bad for him at all. I imagine he is on there because he cannot get any other girls because it is well known he is bad in the sack. I slept with him while he was in lfo and he was not any good. I don't see how he can be any better.

  97. jenny says – reply to this


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    he is so ugly now, he does not even look like that picture on his match profile or the picture on perez.

  98. samara says – reply to this


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    he has cancer perez, no need to be so rude

  99. cj says – reply to this


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    he likes girls that wear abercrombie and fitch

  100. Andrea says – reply to this


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    Anyone on here talking bad about this whole situation is pathetic. First of all the poor guys has cancer cut him a break. Do you think that its such an easy thing for someone to go through so all of you that say "He don't even look that good anymore" get over yourself!!! Go through what he's been through and see what you look like, but he still looks damn good. As far as the whole match.com thing…alright how many members are there so why don't you talk about all of them instead of one. I met Rich one time a long time ago and he was a very genuine person and I'm sure he hasn't changed.

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