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5 profile cliches to avoid...

5 profile cliches to avoid…

By: Margot Carmichael Lester

If you’ve been dating online for more than a couple of days, you know there are some seriously hackneyed phrases that get bandied about by less-than-creative souls. The problem with these overused words is that they not only mask the real person behind them, they’re an immediate turnoff to readers. When you don’t put energy and creativity into your profile, it conveys that you may not put energy and creativity into your love life as a whole. In fact, some daters do as Judy Lederman of New Rochelle, NY, does: She won’t even respond to profiles with clichés. “Puh-leeze,” she exclaims. “They’re repulsive.”  Read more…

5 Things You Should Know About LGBT Singles

When it comes to LGBT singles and dating…

As we continue our celebration of Pride Month and the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, we’re taking a deeper look into the LGBT single population. Over the last 20 years, Match has played a role in creating over 750K LGBT relationships—but what about the singles themselves? Here are 5 things you might not have known about LGBT singles, courtesy of our Singles in America study: Read more…

Marriage Equality is Human

Marriage Equality is Human

By Dr. Helen Fisher, PhD. 

Marriage equality is human equality.  We are built to love—and these feelings are just as powerful in gays and lesbians as in heterosexuals. Read more…

#LoveCantWait

Help Us Support Marriage Equality Because #LoveCantWait

Match has spent the past 20 years helping millions of people – all people – make meaningful connections online. And that includes more than 750,000 LGBT relationships we have had a direct hand in creating. Read more…

Is your online dating profile too picky?

Is your online dating profile too picky?

By Lynn Harris

Me: otherwise easygoing SF, 29, in desirable neighborhood near excellent schools and world-class cheese market. You: 31-36, Ivy League (except Penn), minimum 5’ 10″, maximum 180 lbs., pectoral-to-waist ratio .33; fiscal conservative/social liberal; profession: law, medicine, banking (employer must have innovative paternity leave policy); hobbies: pan-Asian cooking, helping the needy, foot rubs; civil to (but not “friends” with) ex-girlfriends (maximum: 2); informed, witty, self-starter: equally comfortable chatting at state dinners and changing tires. Send introductory email along with photo, high school and college transcripts, 3 recommendations (1 academic, 1 professional, 1 non-threatening friend-girl) plus two 750-word essays on the topics: (1) “A Man of Quality is Not Threatened By A Woman For Equality” and (2) “Why I Always Share My Feelings.”

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Slowing Things Down in SF

Slowing Things Down In San Fran

We’ve all been there: someone catches our attention and it seems like the list of commonalities is endless. And yet, once we meet in person, it seems harder to jumpstart the conversation beyond the nearest topics — namely, work, family, living situation, etc. And suddenly what began as a friendly chat starts to feel more like an interview and it’s nobody’s fault. Read more…

Match Success Couple: Olin and Andrew

Match Success Story: Olin and Andrew

Drew and I were matched back in March of 2010 and quickly began dating.  We were both initially a little nervous about joining this site because we were looking for same sex partners, but realized that it was actually a great tool and catered to same sex relationships and matching people.  Read more…

How to make your dating profile stand out online

How to make your dating profile stand out online

By Lauren Ware

I read dozens of dating profiles every day, and not because I’m looking for a date: I am a professional online dating profile writer for Match’s ProfilePro service. It’s my job to take someone’s profile and some additional information gleaned from a survey, then use that information to craft something that really showcases who each person is as an individual — and that will attract the kind of person he or she is seeking.  Read more…

Advice From A Pro: Laurie Davis

Advice From a Pro: The Top 5 Profile Mistakes

By Laurie Davis

As an online dating coach I’ve written literally thousands of profiles – and my team and I have viewed hundreds of thousands. Read more…

The Power of Game

The Power of Game

“Having game” is a well-worn dating term that means knowing what to say or do in any situation to attract the attention of another. Maybe it means other things to other people but let’s go with this definition for now. Read more…