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Featured Success Couple: Hadley and Andy

Hadley and Andy Match.com Success Couple

We had our first date at Alivia’s (our rehearsal dinner location), and spent time together every single day after that. Our dogs met on our second date which would have been a deal breaker if they didn’t get along. Continue reading

Holidating: 4 Tips & Strategies to Saving Money on Gifts This Holiday Season

“Holidating” is an ongoing Match.com blog series focusing on data from a recent Match.com survey on singles and the holiday season. Stay tuned for more posts examining the data in the upcoming week!

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Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed, many of us still have quite a bit of holiday gift shopping to complete. In fact, giving gifts is one of singles’ most cherished holiday traditions, with 45% saying they love giving presents more than attending parties or decorating. Great deals are still out there – you just need to know how to find them amid the masses of shoppers. In order to keep your gift shopping from crushing your checking account and stressing you out, here are five tips to save on Holiday gifts.

1. Establish a Budget
Take a step back and assess your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. Did you score some great deals? Did you overspend? Either way, establish a budget for what you can afford for your remaining presents, and be sure to stick to it. Continue reading

Holidating: This Season, Why Not Give The Gift of Charity? By Kristan Turns

“Holidating” is an ongoing Match.com blog series focusing on data from a recent Match.com survey on singles and the holiday season. Stay tuned for more posts examining the data in the upcoming week!

Singles Volunteering Holidating Match.com

With the lights hung and ornaments arranged, shoppers discover themselves at that point in the season where they’ve begun frantically hunting for gifts to place under trees. But what to buy?? The determination to find “The Perfect Present” certainly affects many whose holidays are deeply rooted in the tradition of gift-giving.

Singles aren’t immune to the seasonal chaos of overcrowded shopping mall parking lots. 45% look forward to giving gifts to others as their favorite holiday tradition, but might encounter a tricky tightrope when selecting just the right items. After only a few dates, most women are unlikely to expect a diamond tiara, and it might be a very lopsided exchange if she elects to give her partner a “glad-we’re-friends” card. Fortunately, there’s a great solution to avoiding this kind of mess while also celebrating the season of giving: donating to a charitable cause. Continue reading

Featured Success Couple: Lacie and Ellis

 

I always said, “Those dating sites are stupid. Who needs those things?” Laughed every time I saw the commercial.

I had just moved back to my hometown in Mississippi. I didn’t know anyone after being away for a few years. Out of boredom, I suddenly had the urge to give the free trial a run and see how it went for me on match.com. I really didn’t have any hopes to meet anyone but during the free trial, you only get so many features for free. No way was I paying to meet someone online. That’s what I thought. I’d met only about 2 people and in my first week something told me to just buy a month membership, what would it hurt. So, I did. I kept coming across this one profile. Of course I’d read it a few times and move on because he lived too far away, but something always drew me back there. A few days in, I received a wink from that somewhat intriguing person and thought, “Ya know what, I’ll wink back just to see what happens next”. Continue reading

Featured “Sports & Dating” Success Couple: Erin & Jude

As a part of our Sports & Dating feature we’d love to share with you a success story that was made possible by the love of sports throughout the entire relationship. Check out Erin & Jude’s success story below! 

We emailed each other here on Match. Both of our Match.com profiles reflected our love of sports: Jude featured a picture of himself on television as his main profile pictures, and I stated in my profile text that her date “must love sports- even golf!” as my family loves to golf. Within days we started talking on the phone. We decided to go on our first date a week and a half later. On our first date, he picked me up at my house in Batavia, IL and we went out to dinner. Upon his arrival to my house, he didn’t realize I still lived with my parents. So he came up to the door and actually met my parents first!!!! If things could not funnier, after dinner on the way back to my house he got pulled over!!! Continue reading

Featured Success Couple: Marc and Jessica

 

Love isn’t easy to find. Sure, it’s a big world out there with hundreds of chance encounters and crossed paths every day. But the idea that one of those random people might be the one that you are going to end up spending the rest of your life with… well, that doesn’t seem nearly as likely. Or at least I didn’t think so. Continue reading

Match.com Presents: Sports and Dating

Would you date someone who cheered for your team’s biggest rival? How important is it for your match to like sports? Match.com asked over 1,000 singles just how big a role sports (and fandom) play into people’s dating lives, and singles LOVE their sports! Check out how sports stack up in the dating world below:

 

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The Dish on Dating in Dallas

Are you a single Dallasite, former or present? Check out our latest survey findings from singles in the Big D, featuring everything from the best local date spot, sexiest Dallas profession, to which local grocery store has the hottest shoppers! See full results here:

Match.com Presents: Dating in Dallas 

Featured Success Couple: Amy and Chad

When people ask where we met I am proud to say “On Match.com.” Yes, it can happen!

Chad and I met at a local Mexican restaurant on a Saturday afternoon for margaritas. I had been on Match off and on for a few years and had met some nice men and even had a couple of relationships. So when I found myself single again I thought I would try Match again. Chad had only been on Match for a month or so. I am actually the one who contacted him first. I had always found that when I did customized searches I found more of the men that interested me. Continue reading

Featured Success Couple: Lauren and Ron

We shouldn’t have even met online through match. I was hesitant to try an online dating site, but a friend convinced me to put up a profile. After many emails and winks, I finally received an email from someone that really caught my eye. He had a great sense of humor and seemed extremely genuine. He didn’t show up in any of my match picks, but that was because his age was one year older than my range that I had picked. He happened to notice my picture in the “New to Match” section.  Continue reading

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