Dressing to Dominate the First Date

When I think of getting ready for a first date, I picture those old black-and-white movies with women in front of their vanity mirrors brushing their hair, applying lipstick and putting on their jewels. There is just something so ethereal and magical about the process to me. These days, it seems like people are always too stressed out about what to wear on a date to enjoy getting ready. To help you avoid some of that unnecessary stress, we’ll share tips for concocting the perfect date outfit. That way, you can focus on more important things—like enjoying the date! Read more…

Danielle and Derek- Match Success Story

Timing really is everything.

Right before Danielle’s subscription with Match was in the process of ending, she spotted Derek. Able to squeeze a wink at him just before she was off Match for good, the two hurriedly exchanged numbers and met for their first date two days later. Read more…

Feminism is for Lovers: How Gender Equality is Improving Courtship

By: Justin R. Garcia, M.S., Ph.D.

Feminism has gone from radical to mainstream, with a tidal wave of attention currently being given to issues of women’s rights and gender equality. Celebrities, from Beyoncé to Ryan Gosling, have been cast as feminist, with a reminder that social justice issues impact people of all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic classes. But with the spread of feminism, so too comes a bit of confusion. That’s why we decided to explore this issue further in our study of over 5,500 U.S. singles who participated in Match’s annual Singles in America Study this year. Read more…

The Stout Bunch- Match Success Story

When her husband became terminally ill, Misty knew she was facing challenges she could’ve never imagined.

At only 31-years-old, she was a widow raising three young sons on her own. Read more…

Forget V-Day it’s all about Me Day!

Written by: Bravo Tv’s Love Brokers and NYC’s matchmakers Project Soulmate’s Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher/ Contributing writer: Samantha Cohen

Valentine’s Day is the holiday devoted to love with plenty of roses, chocolates and oversized hearts. But if you are single, Valentine’s Day becomes a dreaded holiday. Instead of indulging in too many chocolates, celebrate this holiday by showing yourself some well-deserved love. Here are 10 ways to turn Valentine’s Day into your new favorite holiday- regardless of your #RelationshipStatus! Read more…

Millennial Mania

By: Dr. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and Chief Scientific Advisor to Match

Do you really know your friends?  I’m referring to those in the age cohort 18 to 34:  Millennials.  I ask because many think they’re just sex monkeys who mooch off mom and dad–living in the family basement while making no effort to find romance or marry.  So Match and I decided to find out how Millennials envision their future, and how they are going about obtaining this vision of tomorrow.  Read more…

Match Presents: The 7th Annual Singles in America Study

Another year, another bevy of information to study, analyze, and learn from!

The Singles in America survey is something we here at Match look forward to every year. It’s a comprehensive, in-depth look at what over 5,000 of today’s singles are feeling, thinking, and doing when it comes to dating and relationships. Along with the help of super-smart people like Dr. Helen Fisher, world-renowned biological anthropologist and Dr. Justin R. Garcia, Research Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, we cover it all, leaving no category or taboo unturned.

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Why Authentic Happiness is Key to Finding Love

Oh, the perils of modern dating: awkward “table dates” that disintegrate into interviews. The dazzle of excellent personal branding that somehow makes the mediocre in-person experience even more disappointing. The excitement of connecting with someone who has real potential, only to have them vanish in a cloud of vaguely apologetic ambivalence.

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Meet our February Crush of the Month: Ashley

It’s our favorite time of the month — Crush time!

This month we are crushing hard on Ashley and the reasons why are endless, but we’ll try not to gush and pick just a few favorites. Read more…

Match Success Story: Barrett and Shauna

Being an airplane pilot, Barrett found meeting someone to be difficult since his lifestyle is so on-the-go. Because of his frustrations with the dating game, Barrett had all but decided to put his love life on hold until his friend recommended he try Match. This friend had seen success and suggested Barrett give it a go, so Barrett obliged.

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