Anyone who knows my love story knows that I am a BIG proponent of dating and dating sites . IN FACT, if I was single right now at 40 years old, the VERY LAST PLACE I would be is at a bar getting sloshed while trying in vain to attract a member of the opposite sex and the very first place I would be is at my computer screen, discerningly scrolling though Match.com potential mate profiles. It is also seems inconceivable that nearly two decades have passed since Match.com first launched its online dating service– and the even crazier part is that this amazing milestone comes just as the children of Match.com success stories prepare to go to college. Imagine you and your spouse MET ON MATCH.com and so now you have little match.com kids who are actually not so little anymore and who will soon be off to college and even sooner will be launching their own online dating profiles on Match.com
And I honestly cannot fathom the fact that any of us- including yours truly- had to go on BLIND dates as opposed to online dating ones. Although I did meet my husband of 15 years on a blind date – the whole process of having to be SET UP, or even hope that someone would consider you set-up worthy material took the whole finding your potential mate completely out of your hands. It felt very much out of my control- as to whether I'd ever meet anyone. And what I have always loved about Match.com is that it really empowers single people who want to connect with like-minded singles to just get out there and DO IT. And my kids -well they NEVER EVER tire of hearing me and my husband talk about how we first met. I think we've told them the story over 1,000 times and they could probably recite it by heart- or make a really cute video like this one below:
Well to celebrate the more than ONE MILLION BABIES made by Match.com connections and honor this milestone moment in Match.com history they are hosting a contest for children of Match couples to compete and have a chance to win tuition for their first year of college. So if you have kids from your Match.com relationship Match.com wants your #MatchMade Kids to enter their MatchMade College scholarship !
How does it work:
Enter the MatchMade Scholarship Contest from now until June 30, 2014 at http://www.matchmade.com
To enter, students must:
— Be between the ages of 13-20
— Be born to parents who met or remarried through Match.com
— Submit a 1-2 minute video that tells their parent's love story
— Make them laugh, and cry! Only the most creative and heartfelt video will win! Tell their Match love story in a creative way– From their first emails to the moment they knew they were MatchMade for each other.
One Grand Prize Winner will receive $50,000 toward their first year of college and their parents will win $5,000 toward a MatchMade getaway.
Enter the MatchMade Scholarship Contest from now until June 30, 2014: http://www.matchmade.com
I'd also love to hear your AWW worthy story of how you met your spouse in the comments below!
This post is part of a sponsored conversation with Match.com but as is always the case all opinions expressed are my own.