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Match Success Story: Matt and Randall

Match Success Story: Matt and Randall

I am from North Carolina, but had moved out to California for work. After finding myself single again after 6 years, I realized I was homesick for the east coast. I began a job search and was in the thick of interviewing when I decided I would try Match. I thought I had nothing to lose since I was moving anyway. I met Randy my first week on the site. I had seen him around the neighborhood, but we didn’t go to the same bars or hang out with anyone in common. Read more…

5 Dating Lessons From Dad

5 Dating Lessons From Dad

When it comes to advice, dads always seem to have a lot of it. When it comes to dads giving us dating advice, we typically run for the nearest exit door. In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve decided to bring you Dating Lessons from Dad: Helpful Tips From Our Favorite TV Dads. Enjoy!

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“No” Is A Magic Word!

“No” Is A Magic Word!

By: Laurie Gerber

Many years of coaching singles in “finding the one” have given me great insight into our most universal dating fears:

1. Hearing “no.”

2. Saying “no.” Read more…

Match Success Couple: Alicia and Viridiana

Match Success Story: Alicia and Viridiana

I was never a fan of the wink game. Finding time to meet other woman has always been difficult with my busy work schedule. I thought I would give Match a try again, but as I was browsing through profiles, nothing caught my eye. Read more…

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…