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Match Success Couple: Raphael and Brittney

Well, like most online stories it starts with a little skepticism. I did not know anything about online dating and figured it wouldn’t work. Low and behold my first month with match I found the love of my life, who is now my fiance. It started January 2014 with her messaging me “you look familiar.” Looking at her profile she did look familiar. Read more…

Trending Topics: October 3, 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!

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Welcome, Wyatt!

Dude, here’s our baby! Congratulations to former onscreen and real life couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis as they welcome their first child into the world. Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher was born to her movie star parents on October 1st, 2014, and her name was recently announced on the couple’s website… along with a set of eight baby photos in an effort to promote privacy amongst celebrities’ children. “One of these is Mila and Ashton’s baby… and her name is Wyatt. Can you guess which one is ours, or does it really matter? All babies are cute.” Signed, “Ashton.” Best wishes to the new family! Read more…

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Stir Event Recap: The Match Bachelor Showcase Benefitting the American Heart Association

This past Monday, in celebration of World Heart Day and in honor of Match’s support of the American Heart Association, Match hosted its first ever Bachelor Showcase in New York City!

Over 100 single women gathered at Millesime NYC to meet and enter to win dates with nine New York City bachelors, all for a charitable cause. Talk show host and media mogul Wendy Williams hosted the event in style as each of the bachelors were interviewed to peak the interest of the ladies in attendance. Women then entered their raffle tokens into the corresponding bachelors’ jars to later be raffled off by Wendy in hopes of winning a dream date with a handsome bachelor.

Sound like fun? Meet the bachelors for yourself in the video below:

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Trending Topics: September 26, 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!

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Clooney’s Getting Hitched

Italian wedding bells are ringing! The actor and perpetual bachelor George Clooney is set to marry fiancé Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice, Italy. The two arrived in Italy earlier this week with several members of their family and friends, including Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila business partner Rande Gerber and his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford. The wedded-couple-to-be will kick off their wedding weekend Friday night with a traditional night before the big day rehearsal dinner at The Cipriani. But most importantly, what will the bride-to-be wear? Sources speculate Amal will don an Alexander McQueen dress, just like the Duchess of Cambridge. Read more…

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Upcoming Stir Event: National Wing Women Weekend is Here!

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. Today we’re featuring a pre-glam night out for you and girlfriends at Benefit Cosmetics, complete with mini-makeovers and free samples!

In honor of National Wing Women Weekend, September 26-28th, Benefit Cosmetics is hosting Match members in 9 boutiques with exclusive after-hours parties for single ladies and their BFFs. Read more…

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Celebrating National Singles Week

By Dr. Helen Fisher, PhD. 

Hail to my single friends on National Singles Week.  I’m among you.  And I’m not alone.  Some 50% of all adult Americans are now single. And we rock—as is clear from the Match.com 2013 Singles in America study of all Americans. Read more…

Trending Topics: September 19, 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!

Dax & Kristen Do Married Life with Samsung

Samsung might have found Apple loyalists’ soft spot with their new ad featuring newlyweds and expecting couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell. Samsung and Apple, who have had a long-standing battle in and out of the courtroom around smartphones and their copyrights, both released products this past month, but Samsung has taken their advertorials in a new direction, aiming directly at Apple’s tendency to “imitate” the Samsung innovations. Adding fuel to the fire, Samsung released a new commercial late Thursday night (the day before Apple’s newest iPhone 6 would be available in stores) featuring the hilarious celebrity couple utilizing a new tablet – receiving over 9 million video views overnight. Check out the adorable video here!

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Upcoming Stir Events: Bananagrams Happy Hours Across the Country

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 we’re featuring three upcoming game night events featuring the “anagram game that will drive you bananas,” Bananagrams!

The Stir team is always thinking of lively and organic ways to connect singles at its monthly happy hour events, and Bananagrams is known for bringing people together for good, old-fashioned fun driven by a one-of-a-kind wordplay experience. Together, Stir and Bananagrams are helping singles connect through a series of game nights across the country. Read more…

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Friends’: Falling For Your Best Friend

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the ’90s hit sitcom ‘Friends,’ and to celebrate we’re digging into the science behind falling in love with your best friend. The iconic show drew viewers in with its diverse cast of characters, a few whom develop relationships far beyond friendship. Our Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Helen Fisher explains why sometimes friends make for the best and longest-lasting life partners. 

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September 22nd commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the TV show Friends. As we look back, it’s clear to me why four of the six main characters fell in love with one another. This is natural. We are built to fall in love. But there are several things about these people and this show that made it almost inevitable. Read more…

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Announcing the MatchMade Scholarship Contest Winner

Today we’re excited to announce the winner of Match.com’s first MatchMade Scholarship Contest! Back in May Match launched its first ever scholarship contest for MatchMade kids – children of parents who met through Match. We received an overwhelming number of video entries from students eager to share their MatchMade stories, all vying for the Grand Prize: a $50,000 scholarship for the winner, and a $5,000 getaway for their parents who brought their families together. Read more…