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. 

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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 Match.com’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. Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Amy and Geoff

Geoff, an online dating newbie, joined match.com in the summer of 2012. Amy, a match.com vet, had just re-joined the site to spice things up for the summer. One random July day, Amy came across Geoff’s profile. Not only was she drawn to his uncanny resemblance to Brad Pitt, but she also loved the fact that his profile lacked shirtless selfies. After a few witty email exchanges (or at least attempts), the two met for dinner at Sunda, an Asian-fusion restaurant downtown. Read more…

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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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Upcoming Stir Event: Match Bachelor Showcase Benefiting the American Heart Association

Did you know 70% of men say they are more interested in healthy behaviors when they are in relationships? In order to help #DumpHeartDisease, Match is hosting a bachelor showcase for single women to win dates with one of ten New York City bachelors, all for a charitable cause. Ladies, grab your girlfriends and come celebrate World Heart Day in red-carpet fashion at one of NYC’s hottest venues! Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Stephanie & Ryan

Ryan and I met here on match.com, started dating, fell in love, and a year later we were engaged! Now we are planning our wedding, which will take place about a year from now! We are enjoying a long two-year engagement, living with each other and learning more about each other every day. I fall in love with him more each day and we are both super excited for our future together! 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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Stir Event Recap: Adventures and Musings from Big Sky, Montana

Ivanna Dovzhanska is a part of the Stir Events Team and handles the planning for Stir’s Getaways – vacation experiences of a lifetime for singles. This past month she had the opportunity to join a group of Match members on a trip to Big Sky, Montana, in order to identify the value of the Getaways for our members and how the adventure supports each member’s Match journey. Check out her musings from the week-long adventure below.

Another Getaway is officially in the books! Stir recently wrapped up its latest adventure in Big Sky, Montana. To say this Getaway was memorable would be an understatement– singles from all over the country, from as far as Hawaii, embarked on this remarkable trip to enjoy the location and all of the activities that Big Sky had to offer. Read more…

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Upcoming Stir Event: Boston Singles Can Learn about Lagers

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 we’re featuring a beer-tasting event with a local Boston pro — an event back by popular demand! 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!

WATCH AUSTIN’S MATCHMADE VIDEO ENTRY AND VOTE NOW! Read more…