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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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Match Introduces Missed Connections: New Feature to Help Singles Meet in the Real World

In an age where technology is king, 55% of singles feel that technology has made it more difficult to connect with others in real life. Match wants to reverse this trend by harnessing technology to do what people want to do naturally—meet in real life.  Read more…

Colleen & Adam: We Were Honest from the Beginning

Colleen & Adam’s #MatchMade story as told by Colleen:

I was on Match for a few months with no luck. Then I came across Adam’s picture, I knew I had to reach out to him hoping that he would return the message. I was so excited when I found out that I had a message in my inbox from him. Read more…

John and Jessica: A Marine’s Miracle Story

John had already been to war once, having suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by an IED explosion. The resilient and dedicated soldier underwent two years of intense therapy to recover from his injury, only to reenlist once again as soon as he felt ready.

Just a month into his second stint at war, John’s arms and legs were lost when he had the terrible misfortune of stepping on an improvised explosive. With his limbs gone, John reached the lowest point of his life. That is until, one day while gazing out the window of his hospital room, he witnessed a double amputee holding the hand of his child and wife. “I want to do that,” he thought to himself. That’s the moment John decided he wasn’t giving up. Read more…

Our #1 Resolution for 2017

Yesterday, we shared five dating resolutions that are universal and easier than most to keep. Read more…

5 Dating Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

New year, new you? Same you? Slightly bettered you? Read more…