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Match 2014

Lots to Love in 2014

2014 was filled with new connections and fun surprises. Need proof? Over 5 million dates were made and over 5,000 people said Frozen was their favorite movie.

 

Match Success Couple Laurie and William

Match Success Couple: Laurie and William

Match is a great way to start the conversation. Something catches your attention; a smile, a style, the wit of their profile. All of the things that probed me to look a little deeper.  At first glance, I saw that Bill had a nice smile and a warmth to his eyes that made me stop and read more. Then there were all of the similar things in common right up to having a May birthday. So I wrote him and described the perfect birthday date. I got a response right away and we planned to meet at the local Match.com coffee spot … aka Starbucks. Read more…

Peak Season

Our Busiest Time of Year is Here

Match sees more traffic during December 26-February 14 than any other time of year. If you’re looking to meet someone new, or just want to shake up your dating life, the next few weeks are literally exploding with new possibilities.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Match

Wishing you lots of love and happiness this holiday season.

-Your friends at Match

Match Success Couple: Rhoda and John

Match Success Couple: Rhoda and John

It was a Saturday evening when John sent me a message. I deleted it, as I thought he was coming home from a party after having a few drinks. He wrote me the next morning and again I deleted it as he confirmed he had just come home after the hospital holiday party and found my profile. That evening he wrote me again but this time more about himself, his culture and family. Often people write the way they speak and I knew I had an interesting person connecting with me. I re-read his profile and kept saying to myself-that is me! What he is asking for me is me! We arranged to speak in a few days as I was still traveling for work. Read more…

A Surprise Proposal

Trending Topics: December 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! Read more…

Holiday Conversations

Stir Event Tips: Holiday Small Talk

Holiday cheer sometimes comes with a heavy dose of holiday chat. Whether it’s with an uncle, work colleague, stranger or your friend’s friend, even the most social among us can easily tire of well-meaning, but exhausting, conversations. Read more…

How to Maximize Dating in 2015

Match and Three Day Rule: Maximize Dating for 2015

So you’re probably wondering how you can maximize your dating portfolio to its full potential, especially since we’re heading into the holiday season and into 2015. Does that mean staying on Match, hiring a personal matchmaker from Three Day Rule, or even doing both? The more open and willing you are, the better chance you’ll have of improving your odds to meet the right person.

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New Year New Hair Color

New Year, New Hair Color

Need a date for New Year’s? 13% of single women have been asked on a date immediately following a trip to the hair salon. Fabulous hair and a hot date all in one day? Yes please! 2015 is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to turn your color from drab to fab. Match and Wella Professionals have teamed up to bring ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Stir events to women across the country. For those of you who can’t make it to an event, we’ve teamed up with Wella Professionals Celebrity Colorist, Jennifer J. to provide her top hair-coloring tips and tricks to make a bold statement in the New Year.

Wella Professionals Celebrity Colorist Jennifer J. is one of the most sought-after celebrity hair colorists nationwide among the influencers, tastemakers and entertainment elite. Her experience spans more than 15 years, during which this time she has become a key figure in the world of hair coloring.

  1. Want to get rid of your ombre style for winter, but still enjoying your lighter ends?  Do a layered gloss! Mix three different colored glosses using Illumina and Color.id by Wella Professionals.  Pick a rich shade for your roots that works with your skin tone and for your hair’s mid-shaft area, go one level lighter.  Mix Color.id into the color so you can paint horizontal sections going lighter as you go down.  With Color.id, your color won’t bleed and you can get as creative as you want.
  1. Hair can be extra-dry in the winter, so after washing and conditioning your hair, don’t rinse the conditioner out all the way so there is a small amount left in your hair.  This will coat and protect your hair while keeping it extra-moisturized.
  1. Winter white isn’t only for clothes.  Blondes, think “radiant” for winter.  A few perfectly painted highlights will give your color a boost but won’t damage your hair.  Think: Less is more.
  1. Brunettes, go a little darker for winter with deep rich tones.  Think: chocolate, espresso, amber brown, chestnut.  Warm browns are really flattering for most brunettes!
  1. Redheads can still experience a change in the winter.  A darker, richer root and redder warm tones all over looks the most natural on redheads and avoids the problem of your hair looking too pink or orange.

 

#HealthyMatchUp Events

Weight Watchers Helps You Find Your Healthy Match with #HealthyMatchUp Events!

Match’s specialty is helping people find dates, but to start the New Year even stronger, we’re partnering with Weight Watchers to help you find your healthy match! Beginning Thursday, January 8, a series of #HealthyMatchUp events will be held across the country to celebrate the launch of two entirely new offerings: Weight Watchers Personal Coaching and 24/7 Expert Chat. Read more…