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Upcoming Stir Event: Match Bachelor Showcase Benefiting the American Heart Association

Did you know 70% of men say they are more interested in healthy behaviors when they are in relationships? In order to help #DumpHeartDisease, Match is hosting a bachelor showcase for single women to win dates with one of ten New York City bachelors, all for a charitable cause. Ladies, grab your girlfriends and come celebrate World Heart Day in red-carpet fashion at one of NYC’s hottest venues! Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Stephanie & Ryan

Ryan and I met here on, started dating, fell in love, and a year later we were engaged! Now we are planning our wedding, which will take place about a year from now! We are enjoying a long two-year engagement, living with each other and learning more about each other every day. I fall in love with him more each day and we are both super excited for our future together! Read more…

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Trending Topics: September 5, 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!

Joan Rangers Unite

We regretfully share the news of comedienne extraordinaire Joan Rivers this Thursday, confirmed by her daughter Melissa Thursday afternoon. Rivers, 81, had been hospitalized since August 28th when she suffered cardiac arrest after undergoing outpatient throat surgery. She rested peacefully in a medically-induced coma for the past week while friends, family and fans sent condolences to the Fashion Police host, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered by many as a “pioneer for women in comedy.” RIP Joan! Read more…

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Stir Event Recap: Adventures and Musings from Big Sky, Montana

Ivanna Dovzhanska is a part of the Stir Events Team and handles the planning for Stir’s Getaways – vacation experiences of a lifetime for singles. This past month she had the opportunity to join a group of Match members on a trip to Big Sky, Montana, in order to identify the value of the Getaways for our members and how the adventure supports each member’s Match journey. Check out her musings from the week-long adventure below.

Another Getaway is officially in the books! Stir recently wrapped up its latest adventure in Big Sky, Montana. To say this Getaway was memorable would be an understatement– singles from all over the country, from as far as Hawaii, embarked on this remarkable trip to enjoy the location and all of the activities that Big Sky had to offer. Read more…

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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 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!


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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.


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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.