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Stir Event Recap: CIRCA, a SpeedStir Event

There are Stir events happening every night all over the country, and we wanted to share with you a few of our favorites each week. This week’s recap features a SpeedStir event at CIRCA in San Francisco, CA. Check out the video and highlights below!

This isn’t your mother’s speed dating. SpeedStir events are interactive with creative icebreakers, in an approachable atmosphere. They’re held at bars, lounges or restaurants in popular neighborhoods across the country and the feedback on SpeedStir speaks for itself, “It’s just so much more effective to come to an event, talk to [multiple] people for a couple of minutes, and get a feel for the person. It’s not quite as fleeting as mingling,” said one West Coaster.

“Date smart, save time, have fun.” SpeedStir events gets you in front of at least 8-15 other singles for a 5 minute conversation to see if any sparks fly – essentially putting you on multiple dates all in the span of only 1.5-2 hours.

And that’s 2 hours well spent! The June SpeedStir “connection” rate was 60%. Based on member feedback, 3 in 5 people report they met someone they’d like to date at a SpeedStir event. One attendee reported, “I attend probably one a month, and I get about three or four dates a month out of it.”

We are actively hosting SpeedStir events in 20 cities. To see if and when we will be in your city, check out our Stir page here.

Find out the latest Stir events happening in your neighborhood by signing onto your account today. New events for all age groups and cities all over the country are added frequently, so head to the “Events” tab onsite to see where singles are mingling near you in 2014!


Match Success Couple: Jen & Andrew

Well…thank you, Match.  Thank you for providing me with the tools to meet my soulmate safely, confidently, and without the awkward tension.

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Trending Topics: July 18, 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!

Pamela Anderson Caught Kissing Rick Saloman

They’re up then they’re down, they’re divorcing now they’re not. Yes, we did report that bombshell Pamela Anderson was divorcing husband Rick Saloman. And yes, we are now reporting that they were spotted in Malibu kissing and getting back together.

Have you rekindled an estranged relationship with success? Read more…

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Stir and Diageo are Mixing Up Summer Drink Recipes

When the heat is on, the cocktail takes center stage. Our friends at Bulleit Bourbon and Ketel One Vodka have served up two cocktail recipes designed to please everyone. Whether you prefer the timeless embrace of a Bulleit Bourbon Old Fashioned or the light, refreshing splash of a Ketel One Citroen Tee Time, make no mistake– there’s no substitute for excellence.

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Escape the Everyday with Stir Getaways

If you think an enviable vacation and finding love in paradise go hand-in-hand, you may find your plans booked up for the rest of the year! Stir by Match has launched Getaways by Match, where Match singles can experience the trip of a lifetime along with other travel-minded singles. And if you find traveling with a partner sexy, you’re not alone: 92% of singles of all ages find traveling together intimate within a relationship. With trips ranging from a backpacking excursion through Colorado to a cruise through the Caribbean islands, there is adventure for no matter what type of getaway you covet. Read more…


Match Success Couple: Cyndi and Jay

After 10 years of marriage, I never thought I’d find someone I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  I was resigned to just be a single mom and live a life full of my children and pets.  My mother moved in to my house and we planned to be “Dorothy and Sophia” from the Golden Girls.  Read more…

Trending Topics: July 11, 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!

Matthew Knowles, You Might Be The Father

Matthew Knowles birthed the QUEEN that is Beyonce (and hot mess that is Solange), but apparently he’s been making a string of illegitimate children. The latest woman to come forth and demand child support is TaQoya Branscomb. According to filed papers, Knowles and Branscomb conceived the baby girl in 2010. The plot thickens: that was the same year Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mother, split! Oh, and did we forget to mention Branscomb was best friends with Solange? (We suggest you take the stairs and avoid all elevators, TaQoya.)

Have you ever had a parent get together with one of your best friends?


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Stir and bebe Team Up to Bring Sexy Back to Summer Date Night Looks

On Thursday, July 17th, bebe and Match Stir Events invite the ladies of Match to an evening of in-store fun and pampering at select bebe stores in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Atlanta. Bring a girlfriend and come try on bebe’s collection of summer separates perfect for the warm weather ahead– their team of stylists will help you craft the perfect date night outfit. Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Brittany & Jimmy

Jimmy and I met on Match right before both of us were going to cancel our membership. We had each been on a few dates with people that hadn’t turned out very well, and we were about to cut our losses. Then Jimmy saw my Date Spark idea on his page one day. Go Kart racing, arcade games, and bad pizza. Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Kara and Brandon

In honor of this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday, we wanted to highlight not one, but TWO All-American couples with plenty to celebrate themselves. Thank you for your service, Brandon & Rob, and Happy Independence Day to all!

Brandon and I first connected on in April of 2009. I had received numerous emails from other guys, but I was not interested in them. When Brandon emailed me, I knew right away he was the one for me. He only left out one minor detail when we started emailing each other, and that was he was in Iraq. Read more…