Posts tagged "online dating"

The Paid Version Of Tinder Is Rumored To Launch Today

It's been rumored for months now that Tinder would transition to a freemium model, with its basic app still being free to anyone with a smartphone, and TechCrunch is now reporting that the paid upgrade to the app, officially dubbed Tinder Plus, will be rolling out today. Tinder Plus will cost $9.99 a month…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 2, 2015

Man Creates Dating Website For Only Himself

Finding love online can be difficult when you are just one of millions actively seeking a partner. So Brandon Scott Wolf has found a way to increase the odds in his favor. He's created Date Brandon Scott Wolf, a dating site where he is the only dating option. The website claims to be “America’…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 21, 2015

High There Is Tinder For Potheads

Dating is hard enough, but imagine being a marijuana smoker trying to find love in a country that still, by and large, criminalizes their favorite herbal remedy. All you want is to find a like-toking pothead with a Volcano and a dealer on speed dial, but alas, your OKCupid matches are hit-or-miss. That seemingly cool…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

This Newly Married Couple Proves Tinder Isn’t Just For The Youths

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.
By: Beejoli Shah / January 26, 2015

Woman Fakes Her Own Death To Get Out Of A Bad Date

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.
By: Claire Hannum / January 22, 2015

Dater X: Love Is About Choice, Not Chance

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…
By: Dater X / January 21, 2015

“Cannibal Cop,” Fresh Out Of Jail, Looks For Love On Match.com

"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…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 21, 2015

The Best U.S. City For Singles Will Surprise You

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: Claire Hannum / December 24, 2014

Bumble Is Just Like Tinder, But Women Have All The Power

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…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 10, 2014

13 Things That Happen When You Send Taylor Swift Lyrics to Your Tinder Matches

Tinder is a battlefield. Swipe left or swipe right, and within seconds you can find yourself connected to your crush of the week, or a "nightmare dressed like a daydream." Or worse. A ghost, aka matches that never message you first. It's a Tinder epidemic, since guys do essentially swipe right "at everything," it could…
By: Tres Sugar / December 7, 2014

5 Basic Rules Guys Can’t Seem To Follow On Dating Websites

I have plenty of friends who have met their significant others online and, with zero exceptions, these relationships are composed of two people who are definitely perfect for each other and are exactly the kind of thing I want for myself. That's why I decided to try online dating. Also, nearly every word of that…
By: Cracked / November 5, 2014

The Lulu App Now Lets Men Ask Women For Anonymous Dating Advice, Thoughts?

Lulu, the app created last year to form an all-lady network and enable the power of girl talk, has launched a new feature that allows dudes to ask Lulu users dating questions. Lulu is most famous for its feature that enables women to rate men they've dated and leave comments about their…
By: Claire Hannum / October 22, 2014

Tinder Is Going To Introduce Paid Premium Features Next Month

Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, announced at the Forbes Under 30 Summit that Tinder is going to start introducing paid features to the app in November. No word as to what exactly those features will be, but Forbes is speculating that it could include breaking open location restrictions and options for platonic or business-related meetups.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Three Tinder Strategies To Consider

Tinder is pretty basic, and at this point, everyone knows the drill. Swipe right if you like what you see, swipe left if you don’t. Message people at your leisure, while spending a lot of time dodging dicey messages from dudes you probably don’t want to talk to. Easy enough, but maybe your Tinder strategy…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 21, 2014

Dater XY: Check Yourself Before Your Misrepresent Yourself

Most of us tend to portray a glossed over picture of our lives online. We cherry pick what we share and make sure our lives look like the best thing since sliced bread. With online dating, things are no different. We’re trying to present the best picture of ourselves as possible so we leave some…
By: Dater XY / October 9, 2014

Irrationally Enraged Neighborhood Attempts To Halt Wine Bar For Serving Online Daters

Residents on New York City's Upper West Side attempted to prevent a wine bar from serving alcohol in its outdoor seating area because too many "internet people" go there for dates after meeting online. Riposo 72 in Manhattan sparked controversy at a community board meeting (well, to the extent that those kinds of meetings ca…
By: Claire Hannum / October 8, 2014

The Queen’s Security Worries Over Palace Staff Having Sleepovers With Unvetted Tinder Randoms

An increasing number of staff members at Buckingham Palace, where the UK's royal family hangs out, have been bringing people they meet on Grindr and Tinder back to their living quarters. The internet is now theorizing that this is raising the Queen's blood pressure and that police at the palace are worried about how many…
By: Claire Hannum / October 7, 2014

What Would Women-Friendly Online Dating Really Look Like?

Samhita Mukhopadhyay asked today on Al Jazeera: Can online dating ever be women-friendly? She talks in her op-ed about the challenges of online dating after your mid-30s, the rash of gross misogynist messages you can expect to receive as a woman on online dating sites, and how Tinder was intended to be woman-friendly, but…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

15 Of The Worst Messages Women Have Received From Men They Ignored On Online Dating Sites

Online dating can be a wonderful thing, and plenty of couples -- including our own Jessica and her husband -- have met and found love through sites like OK Cupid, Tinder and Match. But it can also be a complete and utter shitshow, especially for women. While there are plenty of cool…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2014
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