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Stir Up Some Conversation

So many profiles here at Match talk about the desire for great conversation. And who wouldn’t want that? Conversation is at the heart of relationships, both new and seasoned. Conversation is how we determine if there’s a connection with someone at the beginning—to see if sparks really fly—and it’s often the thing that keeps people connected down the road.  Great conversations can change opinions or solidify hunches.

We on the STIR team, talk a lot about conversations – how they start, how they continue and even how they end. What we’re really interested in is creating the conditions for conversation. What places are best for it? What topics trigger it? What kills a convo? Read more…

Match and Three Day Rule: Why You Could Use a Matchmaker

We’ve recently teamed up with matchmaking service Three Day Rule, a white-glove, customized approach to dating, in order to expand the ways our members can connect with someone. But why use a matchmaking service when you’re already on Match? The Three Day Rule matchmakers break down why the service is a beneficial add on to your online dating experience.



If you’re ready to take the first step, set up a coffee meeting with one of TDR’s matchmakers in your city today!  Simply head to www.threedayrule.com and sign up for “Personal Matchmaking.” A matchmaker will be in touch soon!

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Match Success Couple: Samantha and Don

I was about to give up on match for a while…  Then I got a response from Samantha. After a few nice emails I asked if she wanted to meet for a drink. She agreed, but would not give me her phone number. So we met at local restaurant. We had a nice first meeting… my first impression was she was beautiful, sweet, caring woman. So, we made a second date. Read more…

Trending Topics: November 14, 2014

Each week, we are breaking down the latest stories in love, relationships and pop culture. Use them as ice breakers on your date this weekend, or as a cautionary tale in dating. Either way, we want to hear your opinions in the comment section!

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The Internet (Nearly) Breaks Over Kim K’s Assets, Husband Kanye Applauds Read more…

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Stir Event Recap: Mini Makeovers and Mingling at Macy’s

There are Stir events happening every night all over the country, and we want to share with you a few of our favorites each week. This week we’re highlighting a glitzy event at Macy’s Herald Square featuring beauty revamps and a singles event with relationship expert Laurie Davis.  Read more…

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Celebrating Veterans Day: Military Match Success Couple Sarah and Dillen

In honor of Veterans Day, we wanted to highlight an All-American military couple with plenty to celebrate themselves. Thank you for your service, Sarah, and Happy Veterans Day to all!

Jan 2012: I’m deployed to Afghanistan. I was on plan to ship home in a 1 week. So, I decided that I’d line up a date or two for when I returned. It would be just enough time to talk to someone, get to know them, and be ready to meet them when I got back. Before I even made a profile, I browsed the available guys. That’s when I noticed Dillen. That very same night, I made a profile and sent him a wink. That was the beginning of the rest of my life :-) For that week we talked every single day, sometimes for hours (Thank God for Skype!). Then we got some bad news. Plans changed. I’d be stuck in Afghanistan for another month. It seemed like the end of the world. We talked and emailed every day. Every day for 30 days. It was the oddest feeling…missing someone you’ve never even met. Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Julie and Keith

I was instantly attracted to Keith when I saw his online profile. He was a teacher, just like myself and he seemed to portray a very positive outlook on life. After talking for a couple of weeks online, we decided to meet and we were hooked from that point on. We had endured many hard times together in the beginning and as we built our lives together but we always found a way to get through. Read more…

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Upcoming Stir Event: Indulge in an Afternoon of Chocolate Tasting with Friends

There are Stir events happening every night all over the country, and we want to share with you a few of our favorites each week. Indulge in all things chocolate on our next tasting adventure! Savor subtle flavors with an expert chocolatier who can tell you all about how chocolate is made, where it comes from & how to best enjoy it! Read more…

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Celebrating Men with Mo’s this November

Let it grow! The start of November brings a surge of men across the country choosing to let their facial hair grow in celebration of Movember, a month-long initiative to raise awareness for men’s health. Also known as “No-Shave November,” men are encouraged to go for the ‘mo – growing their moustaches, that is – along with resisting the razor for an unshaven look. But how do women feel about their male counterparts letting their facial hair go awry?

As it turns out, Match’s Singles in America study found that there are a quite a few added benefits for dating a man with facial hair that might make women swoon for the stubble after all! Single men with facial hair are more sexually-charged, are more open-minded when it comes to dating outside their own background, and still believe in long-term love.

Some stats about single mustachioed men include:

  • They think about sex more often than their baby-smooth buddies (73% vs 70%)
  • They have more orgasms (80% vs. 77%)
  • They’re more likely to have sexted (51% vs. 54%) and sent a naughty photo (37% vs 32%)
  • They’re more likely to have had “friends with benefits” relationship (61% vs. 54%)
  • Men with facial hair are more open minded to dating outside their ethnicity (81% vs. 75%) and their religion (74% vs. 71%)
  • They are more likely to believe they can stay married to the same person (88% vs. 86%)

Confident, sexual and romantic? We asked our own Dr. Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist and Chief Scientific Advisor of Match, just why men with facial hair harness so many desirable qualities to women:

“Why do women find bearded men so attractive? Because bearded men come with perks. And it’s all about testosterone. Testosterone fuels the growth of men’s facial hair. But testosterone is also linked with a man’s ability to be logical, inventive, direct, decisive and ambitious. Our Match.com Singles in America data on several thousand men show that men with facial hair are more open to dating someone from a different ethnic and religious background. That’s open-minded. Bearded men are also more likely to date someone in their workplace. That’s self-confidence. Facially-hairy men send and receive more sexy photos and texts; they also think about sex more frequently and have more orgasms with a familiar partner. That’s virile. Moreover, bearded men are more likely to believe they can stay married to the same person forever. That’s really sexy.”

So guys, let your ‘mo show this month and maybe you’ll get lucky in love – all while supporting a good cause. Here’s to a happy (and hairy) November!

Trending Topics: October 31, 2014

Each week, we are breaking down the latest stories in love, relationships and pop culture. Use them as ice breakers on your date this weekend, or as a cautionary tale in dating. Either way, we want to hear your opinions in the comment section!

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Taylor Swift Shakes Off Offers to Get Set Up by Her Friends

Successful superstar, table of one? Taylor Swift doesn’t have any teardrops on her guitar about being single – in fact, she’s attracted to her independence. The music sensation recently told British Cosmopolitan that she’s given up on dating – by choice – at least for the time being: “People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I’m just sitting there saying, ‘That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not lonely; I’m not looking,’” Swift confessed. “They just don’t get it. I’ve learned that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that’s not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. I’m not doing that anymore.” Here’s to loving yourself first! Read more…