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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Match Success Couple: Spencer and Kristin

“That’s when he sent me his first Match.com 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.

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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…

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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…

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Trending Topics: August 1, 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!

Katy Perry Dishes on Her Dream Guy

 When it comes to turning hits, Katy Perry knows a thing or two. And when it comes to relationships, Perry knows even more. Through her divorce and break-ups, Perry is learning a lot, “It was emotionally traumatic for me. I was in fairy tale land, and the reality of it wasn’t so. I’m interested in colorful personalities. Look, I can’t be perfect. I don’t know. I think you love who you love. You learn over time. I mean, each one has been different. I tweeted the other day that I’m just looking for the prince that fits my glass Jordans slipper.” Well said, Katy! Read more…

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Stir Event Recap: Snorkeling Tour at Blue Heron Bridge

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. Last week, attendees dove into the world of dating with a snorkeling tour!

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Match Success Couple: Anne and David

I had been on and off Match for about five years, David had been looking even longer than that. I had recently rejoined with a revamped profile and new pictures.

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Trending Topics: July 25, 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!

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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 Match.com 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 Match.com singles are mingling near you in 2014!