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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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#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.

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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!

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#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…

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!

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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.

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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.

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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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