Keep the conversation going…

Singles in America: First Dates

What are some of your tips for keeping the conversation going? Leave us a message in the comments section below!

Match Success Couple: Mallory and David

Match Success Story: Mallory and David

I was a single mom of 2 kids after a divorce, and I was looking for a meaningful relationship. After trying other dating sites and meeting guys on my own I gave a try. I went on a lot of first dates and one day I got a message from David, “I wanted to compliment you on you smile, it’s beautiful. I know that was cheesy, sorry, but that was the first thing I noticed. Have a great day.” We messaged and texted back and forth until we scheduled a date for the following week. Read more…

Trending Topics: Game of Thrones Edition


In advance of this Sunday’s highly anticipated Season 5 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT),Match, the world’s largest dating site, and Dr. Helen Fisher, Match’s Chief Scientific Advisor, examined four of the show’s leading men and women to see where they landed within her critically acclaimed “Why Him? Why Her?” personality test from her bestselling book of the same name. Read more…

Three Events, One Engagement

Three STIR Events, One Engagement

One of the messages we try to send our members is how well STIR events can work into your overall experience (and the chance to find a great relationship!). And nowhere is that message more evident that in the journey of Amanda and Chris. Read more…

Golf and dating go hand in hand

The Irresistible Golfer

It looks like golf is a hole in one when it comes to dating! With The Masters tournament starting tomorrow, April 9, we have pulled some fun statistics related to players of the game. Read more…

First Date Do's Through The Decades

First Date Do’s Through the Decades

From the ultra-straight look to the sleek, modern bob, first date hair sure has come a long way over the years. We’re taking a look back at trends from the past and giving them a modern day twist with our friends at Wella Professionals. Check out these quick how-to’s to make your next date totally far out! Read more…

Match Success Couple: Julie and Chad

Match Success Couple: Julie and Chad

Chad and I met on He first emailed me on February 9, 2015. I responded to his email on February 10th and we chatted most of that day. We agreed to meet on the following Friday, February 13th and set up a time and place for a date. Chad and I both were not looking for a serious relationship, but rather just looking to meet new people and go out and have fun. We agreed that we were on the same page and not looking for a relationship. We were both actively dating other people and were open and honest about our intentions. Read more…

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a very HOPPY Easter Sunday! What do you do to celebrate? Brunch with friends? Egg hunts with the family? Leave us a note in the comments section below.


Happy Easter

Singles and Religion

Singles and Religion

"So, what do you do"

“So, what do you do?”

It’s the age-old question we pull out of our conversational tool set when we’re meeting someone new. And it’s not that the question is a bad one, it’s just that it often leads to a simple, straightforward answer.

Here at STIR, we’ve witnessed a lot of in-person conversations.  In fact, we study them. And one thing we’ve not just noticed, but incorporated into the design of our events is giving people a way to talk about tried and true topics with more than just answers.

So what does that look like? Well, we want you to attend a STIR event to experience it for yourself, but imagine learning about someone’s job not by asking them to reveal their job title, but by finding out what search terms they most recently Googled (we realize people Google many things). Think about what a different response the question “How do you describe your job to people who don’t work in your field?” would yield.

As you navigate the dating world, we want to help you traverse traditional topics in fun and interesting ways.

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