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Why Matches are Better than Lighters

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Why are Matches Better Than Lighters?24-Strike Specialty Tiffany Matchbox

Why are matches a better investment than lighters? We’ve all been there. You need to light a candle, a cigarette, or you’re camping and you want to start a fire. So you ask someone for a light and they hand you this:

Zippo Candle Lighter One-Handed Use

A lighter.

You thank them and try to light your object of choice. You flick and flick. The friction of the spark wheel leaves a stinging imprint on your thumb.

This must be a bad first date because there’s no spark! You question your intelligence. Are you that dumb that you can’t light a simple lighter?

You’re not. It’s not you, it’s the lighter. And matches are better than lighters.

Why matches are better than lighters:

Matches are FREE

At a restaurant or bar, even a hotel, most businesses have a bowl of free matches you can grab right by the toothpicks. Do yourself a favor and grab a pack! You’ll thank yourself later when you need a light, or when you need to remember that restaurant/bar you went to last week.

Lighters are easy to lose

People are constantly misplacing their lighters. They’re so easy to forget! They’re tiny and plastic, perfect for slipping out of your pocket, getting buried in a drawer, or your friend simply stealing it after lighting a joint and hoping you won’t notice (you haven’t). Matches come in a nice paper case that’s easy to write your name or number on. Your move, Lighters.

Never Trust a Person Who Always Has a Lighter

If you know someone who always has a lighter handy: run. They’re either just waiting for the opportunity to light a pretty person’s cigarette or they’re a kleptomaniac. Good people lose lighters. People who always have a lighter handy are probably the devil. Which makes sense BIC Logo Lighter Digital Sleevebecause devils LOVE fire. Of course, they’d always have a lighter handy!

Match Books/Boxes Remind You of Where You’ve Been

Sure, we have Instagram, but nothing like a book of matches to remember that place you had the amazing steak, or the best dirty martini or that bar where you fell in love.

You Get Multiple Matches in a Matchbook

And only one lighter with a lighter.

20-strike red ink on yellow board matchbooksMatches Never Run Out of Fluid

And lighters do constantly.

Lighting a Cigarette with a Match is WAY More Bad Ass

Anyone can light a cigarette with a lighter. It takes skill, poise, and talent to light a cigarette with a match.

Lighting a Candle with a Match is Easier

They even have matches that are super long so you can get right in there, unlike lighters that cover your hand in soot.

No One Uses Lighters at Concerts Anymore

Been to a concert lately? I have. Everyone holds up their lit cellphone screens not lit lighters, which is so much less of a fire hazard.

So, in conclusion, matches are better than lighters.


If you have questions about our products, please contact us or call 800-485-4461 for assistance. Our Canadian friends can call 954-541-6352.  Head over to the custom matchboxes section to see all of our box matches.

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