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Laptop Or Love: Which Would You Choose?

According to a new Match.com survey, 48 percent of singles said that finding someone special was their biggest stress during the holiday season. I’m sure this is totally accurate data considering Match.com has no vested interest in this topic. More interesting though … about 60 percent of singles said they would rather have a kiss on New Year’s Eve than a new laptop computer. What?! Seriously? I would totally take the laptop. A) I really need one and B) a kiss is so fleeting and C) the laptop will last for at least a few solid years, much longer than most relationships and certainly longer than a damn kiss. I wonder if the stats are the same for a desktop or an iPad or if those 60 percent just purchased a new laptop? [NY Post] Keep reading »

Would You Like To Date Jon Gosselin?

Would you like to date Jon Gosselin? Well, who wouldn’t? I know there’s nothing that lights a fire in my loins like a man who walks out on his wife, twins, and sextuplets. That is hot! Thankfully, it turns out that Gosselin is on Match.com. Yes, the ink may not yet be dry on the “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star’s divorce papers, but that doesn’t mean he’s not out there trolling the interwebs for young women looking to raise eight stepchildren and deal with a probably not very happy presumed to be soon-to-be ex-wife! So, what’s he looking for? Do you meet the demands of his dating profile needs? If you’ve got a non-asymmetrical haircut, you just might have a chance with the Goss. [Funny or Die] Keep reading »

If You’re Old And Single, You Should Go Online

Japan’s 65 and older population is expected to double by 2050, and the number of them who are single is also increasing. Luckily, old people are getting more familiar with something called the internet, and in Japan, a cultural change has happened, and older people can talk about being sexual, which means they need to find people to be sexual with them. In short, they are starting to online date — about 9 percent of Match.com members in Japan are 50 and over. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Love Leave, Women Working Out, And Gray Hair

  • Next week, the Finnish Parliament will discuss whether to grant working adults one week of “love leave” a year. This proposal is aimed at helping to reduce the number of divorces (half of all Finnish marriages end in divorce — like the U.S.!) and the number of people suffering from depression. Research there has shown that Finns want more time with loved ones than higher wages. [Reuters]
  • Harvard has banned men from one of its gyms for a few hours each week to allow Muslim women to exercise without having to be completely covered. When in public, Muslim women must cover their hair and most of their skin, which probably makes exercising an especially sweaty, uncomfortable affair. [AP]
  • A 50-year-old writer posted a profile on Match.com with a photo of herself with gray hair. She monitored the number of “winks” and e-mails she received, and then she removed that profile and put up the same profile three months later with a different photo, this one of her with brown hair. She repeated this experiment in different geographic areas. All three times she received more “winks” with her gray-haired picture than the one that showed her with brown hair. We have no idea what this means for those of us under 50, but we might have to keep this in mind and skip the hair dye in a few years. [More]
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    Match.com Ads Are Kind Of Inspiring

    You might be thinking, ads for online dating websites are really lame, but the ones from Match.com’s new campaign, “Rewind,” have been airing for about two months and they’re so sweet! We’re totally smitten with this couple — the guy looks kind of like Gael Garcia Bernal — and they make us want to sign up. If only everyone doing online dating was this attractive! Also, while searching for the above video, we came across two funny Match.com ads from the U.K., and one from the U.S., after the jump. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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