Ever embracing modernity, the New York Times published one hell of a wedding announcement this weekend, about a New York couple that found love the second time around. But for these 40-year-olds, they found their second marriages in an entirely millennial way: Tinder. Keep reading »
Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” when Miranda’s date dies on her? Apparently, Ann Gray saw that one too, and decided to fabricate something similar to dodge her own date. The British 29-year-old met a man on a dating site, and knew after their third date that he wasn’t the guy for her. She told The Mirror that despite several gentle let-downs, he wouldn’t take the hint and continued to ask her out. He continued to message her, sometimes with an ever-so-slightly creepy tone: “I think we need to have a date tonight! I will be around your house in 30 minutes.” Um, no thanks. Gray knew she had to up her game to get this guy out of her hair, so she killed herself off with a text. Keep reading »
I’m convinced that 2015 is going to be a year of learning for me. We’re only a few weeks into the new year, and I like to think I’ve already discovered quite a few things about myself, big and small, both in life and in love. But it wasn’t until I got together with my friend Bree for drinks and we got to talking about relationships that I realized that in all of my years of failures and successes, awkward dates and silly mishaps, and love and loss, that I have maintained one constant through it all: I always, ALWAYS choose to love. Keep reading »
“Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle is fresh out of jail and ready to find his forever-person. To refresh your memory: Gilberto Valle is that NYPD officer who was eventually convicted for plotting to kidnap, kill, cook and eat his then-wife. His conviction was eventually thrown out by a judge, who said that Valle’s scheme to eat his wife for dinner was merely a fantasy, a statement that I’m pretty sure she’d disagree with. The New York Post reports that the “Cannibal Cop” is now on Match.com — username AmicableOne15, y’all — and he’s looking for someone with a taste for wine, fine dining and a copious amount of understanding. To quote his profile:
“I am spending my energy rebounding from the errors I made in my past and rebuilding my life. Things are progressing very well on that front, and i am just beginning a new career.”
So, single friends, this is what it’s come down to. We wade through the muck and the mire of the online dating pool, casting aside weird mama’s boys, I-bankers, “nice guys” and hand job enthusiasts, only to be left with dudes who are probably creeping on their actual girlfriends, and someone who made a legitimate binder full of plans on how to kidnap, kill, cook and eat his wife. Cool. I’m fine being single for the rest of my life, thanks! Check out some screenshots from his actual, real-life, still-up profile below the jump. [NY Post] Keep reading »
This seems like the absolute worst time of year to weigh these types of statistics, but WalletHub measured some data and put together a nifty list of the best and worst cities in the United States to be single. The list is based on the damage dating does to your wallet in each metropolis and by how fun and romantic each region is. Researchers took a look at the 150 most populated cities in the US and broke them down by 25 metrics including restaurant costs, number of attractions in the city, and percentages of singles. Not surprisingly, New York City hovers low on the list as an awful place to be single (and broke), but the city that made #1 is pretty shocking.
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Our prayers have been answered, ladies! Remember Whitney Wolfe, the former Tinder executive who claimed to be sexually harassed by the company’s CMO, and then was unfairly stripped of her co-founder title? Well it looks like Tinder messed with the wrong badass chick.
Last week, TechCrunch announced that Whitney, along with some other former Tinder employees, have created a dating app of their own, called Bumble— a Tinder competitor. It’s like Tinder in that users are expected to swipe left or right depending on their interest in another’s profile, but there is one thing that is radically different: on Bumble, boys are NOT allowed to send the first message.
BOOYAH. Keep reading »