Match.com stirs things up by going OFFline with “The Stir”
For those of us in our 20s and 30s, it’s hard to imagine what the dating scene was like before it went online. After all, Match.com was founded a whopping 17 years ago when we were mere babes, and it has led the way for the booming online dating industry ever since.
But this summer, Match.com –the world’s largest online dating site- is stirring things up with a series of offline mixers appropriately called “The Stir.” Created for Match members only, The Stir will range from large-scale happy hours to more intimate events like cooking classes or dance lessons. So for anyone who's not satisfied to simply troll through online profile after online profile, here's your chance to meet fellow members in person and test out the chemistry en masse.
So, how is it any different than going out to a random bar? Firstly, these events are not open to just anyone. Match invites members based on age, gender, and algorithms, so that -in theory- everyone will potentially hit it off.
Thus far, Stir events have been piloted in 20 cities and look pretty successful based on the pic (right) from their mixology event in New York.
But what about Boston? The Stir isn’t here yet, but will be soon. Match announced plans to host hundreds of Stir events nationwide by September, so keep a look out.
While we know Match isn’t a Jewish dating site, who’s to say you won't meet your future Jewish significant other at a Match.com hosted ‘Candlepin Bowling’ event at Sacco’s?