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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: ‘Tis The Season to be Single? By Whitney Casey

“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!

tis the season to be single

Unlike one of the most likable holiday movies, Love Actually, this season, singles are admitting that, it is NOT Love, Actually…it is more like the movie, The Breakup. While in 2012, 82% of singles say they were “nice over naughty,” nearly a quarter of singles (24%) admit to breaking up with someone over the holidays. Talk about getting Grinched! Continue reading

Match.com Presents: Holidating

Holidating by Match.com

Tis’ the season to be single, and Match.com is celebrating the best time of the year with all-new “Holidating” data. From the most sought-after gift from Santa to the hidden truths on holiday love, we surveyed nearly 1,000 singles to examine the attitudes and dating behaviors during the holiday season. So whether you’re on the naughty or nice list this year, Match.com reveals the stats to measure the pulse of holiday hearts. Check out  the highlights below:

  • Blue Christmas?: 76% of singles have broken up with someone over the holidays.
  • Unflattering Families: 30% of singles have broken up with someone because they were turned off by their family during the holidays
  • New Year, New Love: 64% of singles say their new year’s resolution will be related to finding love.
  • Santa’s List: This year, 82% of singles believed they were nice, while 17% claim they were naughty!
  • Holiday Honey: More men than women have dated someone during the holidays just to have someone to spend it with (14% males vs. 10% females).
  • (Holiday) Party of One: 80% of singles went to a holiday party solo and had a great time over bringing a date.
  • Finicky Females: Nearly 75% of women have been disappointed with a gift from a significant other at least once (versus 47% of men).
  • Best Gift from Santa: Ambition—Both men and women want career-oriented significant others from Santa this year over a hipster, foodie or party person.
  • The Gift of Giving: Singles look forward to gift giving the most (45%), followed by attending holiday parties (31%).
  • Love Actually: 82% of singles say the holidays make them feel more romantic than other times of the year

To kick off the holiday season, Match.com will be diving in to all things “holidating” from a wide variety of experts, so stay tuned for guest posts by bloggers Whitney Casey, relationship expert for Match.com, Dr. Justin Garcia with The Kinsey Institute, Andrew Schrage of Money Crashers, and Kristan Turns of DFW Rescue Me

Featured Success Couple: Jeff and Kimberly

Dear Match.com,

Honestly I can’t believe that Jeff & I became connected but I am incredibly happy we did!!! Here’s my story: I subscribed to match.com in June of 2010. When I filled out my profile, I entered 50 miles as the farthest distance, along with my detailed profile… (Jeff lives almost a 100 miles from my doorstep but we’ll get to that!). I went on about 5-6 “first dates,” some nice gentlemen, some not, either way, no matches. I had 2 weeks left on my subscription and was ready to throw in the towel. That morning, I received a “Daily 5” in my inbox. I would always look over them but had NEVER once checked any of the boxes indicating my interest. Well, I saw Jeff’s photo and was VERY taken by it! I proceeded to read his profile and really LIKED what I saw. 🙂 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: Nina and Jeremy


Thank you Match.com, because of you I met my soul mate, received a kidney transplant, and have an amazingly life!

Jeremy and I were both new to Match. I was skeptical about online dating so I ignored most of the messages I received at first. It was only after Jeremy sent me a second email did I take the time to look at his profile and realized he was interesting. Continue reading

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: Kaitlyn and David

After growing up in Portland Oregon for 21 years I decided to move Colorado to get a job with the wilderness program Outward Bound.  I was new to the Boulder area and was honestly just looking for good people to become friends with.  After meeting David on Match, we went out to dinner and have been together ever since. Continue reading

Featured Success Couple: Ashley and Danny

I found my husband on match and I winked at him. He wrote me back pretty quickly and we emailed back and forth a few times before he asked me out on a date. I really liked that he didn’t delay or drag out the emailing. We went to a cool and classy bar for a drink after work. I knew right away that I liked him a lot. He was different than I was expecting, but I was so glad I had contacted him. After that we only communicated via text or phone calls. After a couple months it was clear we were boyfriend and girl friend and I pretty much wanted to spend all my time with him. A few months later we were talking marriage and living together. Continue reading

Celebrating National Singles Week: Stir Events by Match.com

Head to a Stir Event for National Singles Week!

National Singles Week kicks off today, and we’re celebrating by heading to a Stir mixer: Events by Match.com for singles! This week alone, Match.com will host over 8,000 singles at one of our 79 scheduled events across the country, in 48 different cities! If you haven’t hit up an event yet, what are you waiting for?

Why Stir Events?Imagine walking into your favorite hot spot, and instead of wondering “who’s available” you know that very instant that everyone there is single and looking to meet someone like you. The events are tailored for singles in varying age ranges, offering a familiar environment with singles much like yourself.

Stir offers all types of events for singles to meet at: anything from a private happy hour in your favorite local bar, to interest-based events like cooking classes and bowling. There are new events being added across the country and fast– by the end of the year, Match will have hosted thousands of events from LA to NYC and everywhere in between!

You can find out more information about Stir Events by Match.com by logging onto your Match.com account today. Events are only offered to subscribers, but some events allow for guests to accompany subscribers (see event info for further details).

Have you attended a Stir Event? Let us know in the comments below!

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