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Trending Topics: September 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!

Dax & Kristen Do Married Life with Samsung

Samsung might have found Apple loyalists’ soft spot with their new ad featuring newlyweds and expecting couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell. Samsung and Apple, who have had a long-standing battle in and out of the courtroom around smartphones and their copyrights, both released products this past month, but Samsung has taken their advertorials in a new direction, aiming directly at Apple’s tendency to “imitate” the Samsung innovations. Adding fuel to the fire, Samsung released a new commercial late Thursday night (the day before Apple’s newest iPhone 6 would be available in stores) featuring the hilarious celebrity couple utilizing a new tablet – receiving over 9 million video views overnight. Check out the adorable video here!


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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Friends’: Falling For Your Best Friend

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the ’90s hit sitcom ‘Friends,’ and to celebrate we’re digging into the science behind falling in love with your best friend. The iconic show drew viewers in with its diverse cast of characters, a few whom develop relationships far beyond friendship. Our Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Helen Fisher explains why sometimes friends make for the best and longest-lasting life partners. 


September 22nd commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the TV show Friends. As we look back, it’s clear to me why four of the six main characters fell in love with one another. This is natural. We are built to fall in love. But there are several things about these people and this show that made it almost inevitable. Read more…

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Announcing the MatchMade Scholarship Contest Winner

Today we’re excited to announce the winner of’s first MatchMade Scholarship Contest! Back in May Match launched its first ever scholarship contest for MatchMade kids – children of parents who met through Match. We received an overwhelming number of video entries from students eager to share their MatchMade stories, all vying for the Grand Prize: a $50,000 scholarship for the winner, and a $5,000 getaway for their parents who brought their families together.

The entries we received made us laugh, cry and tugged at our heartstrings; moving stories of families created through connections on Match. After narrowing down five finalists, Match put the public in charge of selecting the final scholarship winner by encouraging fans to share their favorite video through social media. Friends, families and supporters of all ages shared the finalists’ videos through Facebook and Twitter, encouraging their own networks to do the same. The result? Nearly 175,000 video shares between the five finalists!

After carefully tallying the grand total number of shares, we are thrilled to announce the MatchMade Scholarship Grand Prize winner is… Austin S. from Lake Dallas, Texas!

Q&A with Austin & Family

Austin, what are you going to do with the $50,000? What is your dream college plan?

I am looking to use this money to get a degree I can use in the field of education or even ministry. The real decision is whether to continue in community college for 2 years and then transfer to a more prestigious university, or go ahead and make the jump to live on campus now at a less prestigious 4 year university? Decisions….Decisions. I guess this is a really good problem to have!

Describe what this experience has meant to you. What have you learned? 

The sheer amount of people who stood up and helped spread the word of this contest is insane. It really shows how much this story really means if it can inspire so many people to support the cause. is doing something right.

Heather & Rich, now that you can finally relax, how much does the MatchMade Getaway mean to you?

The thought of a dream vacation for just the two of us is finally starting to set in. It’s been since 2008 since we have taken a vacation for just the two of us. We have spent the last several years working on becoming debt free, so elaborate vacations just haven’t been on our radar. We are still in strong discussions as to where we will go, but rest assured, it will be fabulous! Currently in the running is Turks and Caicos, Hawaii, New York City, Vancouver British Columbia, and possibly Europe. Wherever we end up it will be a very special vacation indeed! Thank You!!!!!

A big thank you to all who submitted, and thanks to everyone for voting for your favorites! The MatchMade videos have touch thousands of people and have resonated with other families across the country.

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Trending Topics: September 12, 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!

Royally Good News for the U.K.

Anglophiles everywhere are rejoicing after the announcement that Prince George, son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, will soon have a new royal title: big brother! Clarence House, the royal residence of the Duke and Duchess, tweeted the news on Monday, just a week before Scotland’s independence vote is set to take place. Scottish separatists are theorizing that the announcement (and its timing) came at a suspicious time in order to boost support of a non-separated United Kingdom. The word is still out on the intent of the announcement, but polls show Scottish support for independence is slipping. 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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#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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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.


Noah MatchMade Finalist

#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!