The Intern Blog: Musings of a Match.com Marketing Intern (An Introduction)

Match.com’s summer intern, Silvia, will be blogging weekly about her experiences working at Match and revealing the behind the scenes of the world’s largest dating site.

As Match.com’s Public Relations and Marketing intern, my main goal is to entertain you endlessly with anecdotes and insights into Life @ Match.

Silvia Match.com Intern Headquarters

So why should you care about my experiences, me being just a mere intern? Well you should care, not only because interns are a valuable part of any company, but also because I am pretty awesome! I may not have the title of the world’s best intern yet like this fella, but I am here to work hard– and play hard.

I am a born and bred Texan so I’m glad to be working at the Dallas office of Match.com, which also happens to be our global headquarters! In my weekly posts I’ll be discussing what it’s like to work at the world’s largest dating site, including everything from a peek inside our Dallas offices, a taste of our company culture, and to give everyone a better understanding of just who is helping you find love on the site!

A look back at last week’s summer party… I attended Match Inc.’s summer party (including friends from OkCupid, Chemistry, Twoo, People Media, SpeedDate, Meetic) last Thursday at Sneaky Pete’s in Lewisville, TX and it was a blast! I went in thinking that it was just going to be one of those office parties where everyone sticks with their departments and does team-building activities like trust falls and obstacle courses… but I was very wrong.

This summer party was none like I had experienced before! It was at a venue by the lake and there were jet-skis, boats, food, drinks, DJs, and whole lot more. My favorite moment had to be seeing our CEO, Sam Yagan, kicking butt in flippy cup. Yes, you read that right. (Footage saved as blackmail material.)

Silvia Sam McGuinn Match.com Summer Party

(From right to left: Me, Sam Yagan, and my fellow intern, McGuinn. I promise I have eyebrows, the sun was just in my face.)

The summer party was an awesome time where everyone was able to really let loose and get to know people outside of their individual work bubbles – and people have already started the countdown to the holiday party. I’ve heard that one’s a treat ;)

Before I sign off, I like a good icebreaker so I’ll give you two truths and a lie. You tell me which fact below is the LIE in the comment section, and the winner will receive a virtual high five:

  • I was trained as a classical pianist up until I was 13.
  • I was kicked out of playing lacrosse in high school.
  • I dyed my hair purple in college.

Have fun guessing!

Silvia

  • Nicole Love

    the lie is that u were trained as a classical pianist . u should come sit in the customer care department for a day :-) good read, I look forward to more of your blogs :-)

  • Randy Rubio

    Silvia, may I first say that you are beyond beautiful with or without eyebrows…lol and my guess will be that the lie is………you were kicked out of lacrosse.

  • Lindsay

    I’m guessing the classical pianist one, simply to defy the Asian stereotype!

  • connie domenico

    iwas kicked out of playing lacrosse in high school