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Upcoming Stir Event: Boston Singles Can Learn about Lagers

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’s we’re featuring a beer-tasting event with a local Boston pro — an event back by popular demand! Read more…

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#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Austin

Today we’re highlighting our last #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalist –Austin! Austin just started classes at North Central Texas College, Corinth Campus after graduating from Lake Dallas High School earlier this year.

Austin’s video was chosen as a finalist because it sweetly showcases how Austin, an only child of a single mother, always wanted a father. After meeting the new man in his mother’s life way back in 2003, he knew it was “Dad at first sight” and their family began to grow!

WATCH AUSTIN’S MATCHMADE VIDEO ENTRY AND VOTE NOW! Read more…

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#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Dacia

Today we’re highlighting the fourth of five #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalists –Dacia! Dacia attends the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, while working three jobs part-time to make ends meet as a college student.

Dacia’s video showcases the story of her mother and stepfather, step-sister Aevean and their two younger half siblings Iris and Asa. Their story is a testament to long distance relationships, blended families, and taking that big leap of faith.

WATCH DACIA’S MATCHMADE VIDEO ENTRY AND VOTE NOW! Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Allen and Laure

Laure and I dated briefly right after high school, in 1996. Life took us both in different directions, for nine years. We both married and divorced and I moved about 120 miles south, while Laure stayed in the same town we’d both gone to high school in. Read more…

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Trending Topics: August 22, 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!

Ice, Ice Baby

It’s official – the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has swept the nation, with former presidents, musicians, movie stars, their family members (not to mention your entire social network) getting in on the action. The social movement that includes posting a video where a bucket of ice is poured over your head, and “nominating” friends to take on the challenge all in the name of charity has raised over $40 million dollars for A.L.S. Association, the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Though there have been critics of the movement, donations for the organization have surged since July 29th with more than 749,000 new donors contributing over 2x the amount of money ALSA received during the entire year of 2013—all within less than a month.

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Olivia MatchMade Finalist

#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Olivia

Today we’re highlighting the third of five #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalists –Olivia! Olivia attends Newton North High School in Newton, MA, just outside of Boston. She lives with her new sister Lucia and her two moms, Amy and Oona!

Olivia’s video showcases her two moms and how they found each other on Match - with only three days left until her subscription ended, Olivia’s stepmom found her future wife, and a new family, just in time.

WATCH OLIVIA’S MATCHMADE VIDEO ENTRY AND VOTE NOW! Read more…

Noah MatchMade Finalist

#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Noah

Today we’re highlighting the second of five #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalists –Noah! Noah and his MatchMade family live in John’s Creek, Georgia, a quaint suburb of Atlanta, where Noah attends Johns Creek High School as a freshman.

Noah’s video charmingly showed us how Jim, Marci, Noah and his baby sister Lindsay came together as a family through Match, and gives people a glimpse into a tale we at Match so often hear — a single mom ultimately finding love with a man who initially said he didn’t want children on his Match profile!

WATCH NOAH’S MATCHMADE VIDEO ENTRY AND VOTE NOW! Read more…

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#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Rachael

Today we’re highlighting our first of five #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalists – Rachael! Hailing from Abilene, Kansas, Rachael attends Abilene High School (go Cowboys!) and hopes to one day become a journalist and enjoy studying abroad in college.

Rachael was chosen as a #MatchMade contest finalist because of her video entry’s heartwarming nature, and her ability to bring us into her family’s MatchMade world. Her video uniquely told the story of how Match helped to bring her parents together—Rachael’s single mom and a charming soldier overseas—and how love and family know no distance.

WATCH RACHAEL’S MATCHMADE VIDEO ENTRY AND VOTE NOW! Read more…

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#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: The 5 Finalists Announced!

We’re excited to announce the five finalists in our first-ever MatchMade Scholarship Contest, a video contest open to kids of parents who met on Match. The five finalists, ranging from 14-20 in age, will be vying for the $50,000 grand prize, with voting open to the public beginning today! Read more…

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Trending Topics: August 15, 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!

Robin Williams – World’s Funniest Man Will Be Missed

It’d be impossible to cover this week’s news without mentioning the death of comedian and actor extraordinaire Robin Williams this past Monday. The news of the late great Williams’ suicide has brought an overwhelming outpour of condolences, anecdotes, memories and many lingering questions regarding the actor’s previous dealings with alcoholism, depression, and more recent news of early onset Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife and three children, along with his endless contributions to theater, film, television and society. Read more…