By: Krissy Dolor, Jill of All Trades/Certified eFlirter
Obviously eFlirt Expert hearts online dating … but chemistry really happens when you take eCommunications offline. So when Match.com first announced Stir, the site’s offline events, we were psyched to see what they’d come up with. Laurie herself gave the dating site “major props for thinking beyond the screen to create more ways for singles to mingle.” From happy hours to DJ lessons, there hasn’t been a shortage of IRL activities for Match members.
Now, 2,850 singles events and more than 1,200 venues and partners later, Stir Events is celebrating its one-year anniversary — quite the milestone, we think! Since we love data, that breaks down to 14 events each day, 75 a week and 320 per month. With, 225,000 singles getting beyond the broadband, I wonder how many first kisses were smooched?!
Celebratory cocktails are in order! No seriously, Match.com wanted us to let you know that your drinks could be on the house! They want to buy you (and your friends!) cocktails with the opportunity to create your own Stir event. If the bigwigs choose your event brainchild, you’ll get the chance to work with Match Stir events planners to make your party planning fantasy a reality. Totally swoon-worthy!
Here’s what you need to do: Visit Match.com’s “What Stirs You?” Contest Page now through Tuesday May 28 and tell them what you think would make for the perfect singles event. Entries will be judged based on quality, creativity, uniqueness and geographical relevance. If you win, your idea will be re-created by the Match.com Stir Events team in your city, and you’ll (obviously) receive an invitation to attend the event, along with 10 of your single friends — for free! You’ll also receive a six-month Match.com subscription on the house — online dating swag at its finest.
Happy Anniversary to the Events by Match.com team! We’re so excited to blow out the virtual candles with you.