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Meet our March Crush of the Month: Drew

We’re extra excited about this month’s crush because it’s our first ever MAN crush! Meet Drew: the driven entrepreneur from Chicago. Read more…

3 Ways to Break the Ice with a Night at the Rink

When you’re planning a date, it can be all too easy to slip right into the standard dinner-and-movie routine. Are you looking for something with a little more active participation? Then think about putting your date on ice. Read more…

Dressing to Dominate the First Date

When I think of getting ready for a first date, I picture those old black-and-white movies with women in front of their vanity mirrors brushing their hair, applying lipstick and putting on their jewels. There is just something so ethereal and magical about the process to me. These days, it seems like people are always too stressed out about what to wear on a date to enjoy getting ready. To help you avoid some of that unnecessary stress, we’ll share tips for concocting the perfect date outfit. That way, you can focus on more important things—like enjoying the date! Read more…

Feminism is for Lovers: How Gender Equality is Improving Courtship

By: Justin R. Garcia, M.S., Ph.D.

Feminism has gone from radical to mainstream, with a tidal wave of attention currently being given to issues of women’s rights and gender equality. Celebrities, from Beyoncé to Ryan Gosling, have been cast as feminist, with a reminder that social justice issues impact people of all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic classes. But with the spread of feminism, so too comes a bit of confusion. That’s why we decided to explore this issue further in our study of over 5,500 U.S. singles who participated in Match’s annual Singles in America Study this year. Read more…

The Stout Bunch- Match Success Story

When her husband became terminally ill, Misty knew she was facing challenges she could’ve never imagined.

At only 31-years-old, she was a widow raising three young sons on her own. Read more…

Forget V-Day it’s all about Me Day!

Written by: Bravo Tv’s Love Brokers and NYC’s matchmakers Project Soulmate’s Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher/ Contributing writer: Samantha Cohen

Valentine’s Day is the holiday devoted to love with plenty of roses, chocolates and oversized hearts. But if you are single, Valentine’s Day becomes a dreaded holiday. Instead of indulging in too many chocolates, celebrate this holiday by showing yourself some well-deserved love. Here are 10 ways to turn Valentine’s Day into your new favorite holiday- regardless of your #RelationshipStatus! Read more…

Match Presents: The 7th Annual Singles in America Study

Another year, another bevy of information to study, analyze, and learn from!

The Singles in America survey is something we here at Match look forward to every year. It’s a comprehensive, in-depth look at what over 5,000 of today’s singles are feeling, thinking, and doing when it comes to dating and relationships. Along with the help of super-smart people like Dr. Helen Fisher, world-renowned biological anthropologist and Dr. Justin R. Garcia, Research Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, we cover it all, leaving no category or taboo unturned.

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Why Authentic Happiness is Key to Finding Love

Oh, the perils of modern dating: awkward “table dates” that disintegrate into interviews. The dazzle of excellent personal branding that somehow makes the mediocre in-person experience even more disappointing. The excitement of connecting with someone who has real potential, only to have them vanish in a cloud of vaguely apologetic ambivalence.

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Match Introduces Missed Connections: New Feature to Help Singles Meet in the Real World

In an age where technology is king, 55% of singles feel that technology has made it more difficult to connect with others in real life. Match wants to reverse this trend by harnessing technology to do what people want to do naturally—meet in real life.  Read more…

Our #1 Resolution for 2017

Yesterday, we shared five dating resolutions that are universal and easier than most to keep. Read more…