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#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Noah

Today we’re highlighting the second of five #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalists –Noah! Noah and his MatchMade family live in John’s Creek, Georgia, a quaint suburb of Atlanta, where Noah attends Johns Creek High School as a freshman.

Noah’s video charmingly showed us how Jim, Marci, Noah and his baby sister Lindsay came together as a family through Match, and gives people a glimpse into a tale we at Match so often hear — a single mom ultimately finding love with a man who initially said he didn’t want children on his Match profile!


Rachael Abilene Kansas MatchMade Scholarship Finalist

#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: Meet Rachael

Today we’re highlighting our first of five #MatchMade Scholarship Contest finalists – Rachael! Hailing from Abilene, Kansas, Rachael attends Abilene High School (go Cowboys!) and hopes to one day become a journalist and enjoy studying abroad in college.

Rachael was chosen as a #MatchMade contest finalist because of her video entry’s heartwarming nature, and her ability to bring us into her family’s MatchMade world. Her video uniquely told the story of how Match helped to bring her parents together—Rachael’s single mom and a charming soldier overseas—and how love and family know no distance.


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#MatchMade Scholarship Contest: The 5 Finalists Announced!

We’re excited to announce the five finalists in our first-ever MatchMade Scholarship Contest, a video contest open to kids of parents who met on Match. The five finalists, ranging from 14-20 in age, will be vying for the $50,000 grand prize, with voting open to the public beginning today! Read more…

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Trending Topics: August 15, 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!

Robin Williams – World’s Funniest Man Will Be Missed

It’d be impossible to cover this week’s news without mentioning the death of comedian and actor extraordinaire Robin Williams this past Monday. The news of the late great Williams’ suicide has brought an overwhelming outpour of condolences, anecdotes, memories and many lingering questions regarding the actor’s previous dealings with alcoholism, depression, and more recent news of early onset Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife and three children, along with his endless contributions to theater, film, television and society. Read more…

Upcoming Stir Event: Bid Adieu to Legend Derek Jeter For His Last Week As a Yankee

When it comes to sports royalty, no team has a richer lineage than the New York Yankees. Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Jackson, Maris – their names are legendary. And there’s one more to add to this list – the great Derek Jeter. Read more…

Meet the Relationship Experts: First Date Do’s – and Don’ts!

Having trouble locking in date number two? Match brought together some of the finest relationship experts from around the country and asked them to dish on their most crucial first date do’s and don’ts — check out their tips for a great first date in the video below, and you could start securing a lot more second dates in your future!

Special thanks to our experts: Bela Gandhi, Jennifer Styers, Julie Spira, Kailen Rosenberg, Laurie Davis, Dr. Lisa Bobby, Mike Lindstrom, Monica Mandell, Nancy Pina, Peggy Wolman and Stephan LaBossiere.

Do you have any advice for hitting the first date out of the park? Let us know in the comments below!


Match Success Couple: Spencer and Kristin

“That’s when he sent me his first email. I almost ignored it as I was getting wary. But something told me to try it ONE LAST TIME.”

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Trending Topics: August 8, 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!

George Clooney Gets a Marriage License

Just when we were getting over the news that Ryan Gosling was having a baby with Eva Mendes, we are hit with the news that George Clooney and bride-to-be Amal Alamuddin officially have their wedding license. The couple applied for their license in London, and reports hint that their nuptials will take place soon in Italy.

Do you have a dream wedding destination?


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Event Recap: Whitewater Rafting with American Whitewater Expeditions

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’s recap features a memorable, 15-mile whitewater rafting adventure in California. Read more…


Match Success Couple: Tom and Mandy

I knew exactly who I was looking for, and after dating several women I found her.

You see, I was married for 23 years to my high school sweetheart, and I was so young and immature I thought I could change her into who I wanted. It took several years to realize I can’t and shouldn’t change her. Read more…