Posts tagged "online dating"

5 Rules For Happier Hunting In The World Of Online Dating

I’ve been online dating and I have not met my one true love, my soul mate, my Prince Charming, my knight in shining armor, or my other half. You may consider this a failure, but by my metrics, it’s going just fine. I’ve met fascinating, attractive, intelligent, opinionated, funny people and enjoyed a ridiculous range…
By: Emily Heist Moss / July 18, 2011

Adele Fans Rule At Online Dating

Adele fan? That's good news for your online dating game. The most successful online daters happen to be fans of Adele, at least according to a new online dating site called Tastebuds.fm, which matches potential dates with similar music tastes. Also successful: male fans that like Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon and the Arctic Monkeys.
By: Julie Gerstein / July 6, 2011

How Not To Make An Online Dating Video

In what has to be a comedic interpretation of a "bad" video dating profile, single gal Debbie executes the worst eHarmony profile of all time. There's a lot to be learned from watching Debbie self-destruct on video. Namely, if you'd like to get a date, don't cry about cats before you've met your suitors i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 10, 2011

Not Buying It: Sugar Daddy Dating Site’s Shoddy Photoshop

The thing that cracks me up the most about these ads for Sugar Sugar, an online dating site that matches younger women with older, weathy men, is that these are so obviously stock images of young couples. The guys' hair has just been badly photoshopped to look grey. These dudes, to quote…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2011

Debate This: Advertising For Love On Facebook

Matt Simpson of Tempe, Arizona is willing to go the distance to find the woman of his dreams online. Because he finds dating sites to be overcrowded and shallow cesspools where women get bombarded, he decided to take a more original approach to increase his odds of finding love. At a cost of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 3, 2011

Find Love Out There In The Atlasphere

Since the world seems to be squarely split loving/hating the work of Ayn Rand, it would only make sense to try to find a mate on the same team as you. I happen to be on team Love Rand. I don't necessarily subscribe to Objectivisim, but I subscribe to loving The Fountainhead and Atla…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2011

Nirvana Fans Put Out On A First Date; Lady Gaga Enthusiasts Don’t

It's not easy to tell if someone is willing to go home with you on first date. But the online dating site Tastebuds has an offbeat idea for judging this—pay attention to what they list as their favorite music. The site surveyed users about their first date desires and then sorted through the info…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 13, 2011

Sexual Assault Victim Wants Match.com To Screen For Criminals

A woman who was sexually assaulted by her date from Match.com — a man with six separate convictions for sexual battery — is now demanding the online dating site take steps to screen out criminals. Would we all feel safer if sexual predators with a criminal history were screened from online dating sites?
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Grosses Me Out!”

My long-term boyfriend is a wonderful person. My only issue is that he's a little lax about personal cleanliness. For example, last weekend he admitted that he'd had a nosebleed and cleared it out by blowing his nose in the shower. He told me this as an explanation for why I might see red fleck…
By: Wendy Atterberry / April 6, 2011

Women In A Gumball Machine: Is This The Most Sexist Ad For Online Dating Ever?

We know it's, like, a law that beer and fast food commercials use offensive, usually sexist, stereotypes about chicks and dudes ... but online dating sites? This "Femme-o-matic" commercial for Belgian dating site Vind een Lief is confusing, but the basic premise seems to be that online dating is just like…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2011

Girl Talk: Just Because I’m Kinky Doesn’t Mean I’m Easy

I've been off and on various online dating sites for, oh, four years now. By far, the stupidest part of online dating is the utter futility of most of the things one could say about oneself and how unimportant they can be. For instance, I'm a brunette who loves to read and has a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Beer Drinkers More Likely To Have Sex On A First Date

I recently canceled my OK Cupid account for the millionth time because I was sick of going out on dates with guys who weren't actually interested in dating. But I'm happy the site exists if only because the data they release is so random and fascinating. For example, the site found that people whose taste…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2011

8 Ways To Meet Guys Offline

Are you sick of me talking about how I'm back on the market yet? Good. OK, for those of you who didn't get the memo, I am attempting to start dating again after a long sabbatical. My thing is -- and I know this is not the case for everyone -- I hate online…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2011

A New Dating Site Featuring Seamen

I woke up this morning and thought, "Why date a boy with a car when I can have a man with a boat?" Meaning my heart's desire is to date a seaman. While I would be willing to travel many a great nautical mile to find oh captian my captain, SeaCaptainDate.com, will bring…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 19, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Grosses Me Out!”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss gro…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 14, 2011

Why Isn’t Online Dating Working For Me?

Dear Dating Mom: I’ve been using this “wink” feature on this online dating site. Problem is I never hear back from the men I send them to. What am I doing wrong? Signed, I’m just asking for a reply not a ring. Read more ...
By: The Stir / January 11, 2011

OK Cupid Says Being Uglier Actually Makes You More Attractive

OK Cupid has attempted to decode the algorithm of the male lizard brain. Using women on the site as data, they demystified female beauty in the eye of the male beholder. Well kind of ... beauty being defined in this case as getting the most messages.
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 11, 2011

Dear Wendy Updates: “Low Confidence” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Low Confidence" who had just started online dating after getting her weight under control. With very…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 10, 2011

8 Phrases Guys Should NOT Use In Their Online Dating Profiles

I got an S.O.S call from my friend Sylvia last night. After only three online dates, she was on the brink of insanity. We debriefed about her dates from hell and I had to be the bearer of bad news. "You are picking the wrong guys." "How do you know?" she asked, mortified. "Show me…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2011

Girl Talk: There’s More To Me Than My Google Search Results

After a bit of a hiatus, I reactivated my online dating account in July. I got lots of messages in those first few weeks, but only one person stood out to me as someone I might like to meet in person. Ryan* and I messaged back and forth a few times and then he suggested…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2010
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