Posts tagged "online dating"

The Top 10 White Lies People Tell In Online Dating Profiles

Research has indicated that as much as 90 percent of people lie in their online dating profiles. Women in their 20s and 30s slyly deduct anywhere from five to 20 lbs. from their weight, while men tend to lie about income, education level and, yes, relationship status. Yikes.

Here, we count the way…

By: Laura Barcella / December 29, 2011

The Dos & Don’ts Of Your Online Dating Profile Photo

If we’re to believe the marketing geniuses at Match.com, one in five couples now meets online. We’ve been looking, and dang, have we seen some messed up profile pictures. Listen, it’s sad but true, but your online dating profile pic can make the difference between somebody asking you out or moving right along. We’re superficial,…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2011

Before Online Dating, Eligible Single Men Appealed To Women Via Video Profiles!

Last night, I was complaining to John DeVore about the horrors of online dating, specifically sharing choice lines from particularly appalling profiles. He, in turn, sent me this video. Point taken, JDV. It could be much, much, much worse.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 13, 2011

“ANTM” Winner Whitney Launches Plus-Size Dating Site

In 2008, Whitney Thompson made waves when she became the first-ever plus-size winner of “America’s Next Top Model.” These days, she’s parlayed her win into a successful modeling career — and a turn as an entrepreneur. This past month, Thompson launched TheBoldandTheBeautiful.com, a dating site geared specifically toward plus-size women and the men who love…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 6, 2011

Leftovers Dating Site: Swedish Online Service Pairs Up Suitors With Last Night’s Cuisine

Online dating has long catered to all sorts of people with strange quirks and bizarre habits. But now, there’s a dating service that matches people up to share their leftovers– as in food, not lovers.

Dubbed Restdejting, suitors are invited to enter five ingredients left in their fridge, reports Wired. The selected ingredients are then published on Facebook for other Restdejting singletons to…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 5, 2011

Adventures In Gold Digging

For reasons unbeknownst to me, Business Insider has published a piece about a young woman in New York City who did something unethical, tempting and all-too-easy: she used the online dating site Match.com to score around $1,200 in free dinners paid for by dates.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 1, 2011

10 Things I Learned About Men Through Online Dating

Real world dating is tough. As a 21-year-old student in a busy city, it’s been hard for me to find Mr. Right. Curious about what single straight men are really looking for, I created an OKCupid profile and then tweaked different options to see how the way I presented myself affected the responses I got…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / December 1, 2011

Girl Talk: I Snooped His Online Dating Profile

Less than an hour after I (mostly) finished filling out my Match.com profile, my first email arrived: “Hey. You have a great profile. I like what you have to say. You should post a picture!”

I suppose if it had been someone other than the man who’d been calling himself my boyfriend, I…

By: Megan Carpentier / November 28, 2011

Let Me Write Your Online Dating Profile!

After spending more than a decade writing about relationships and yacking about them on the radio, I’ve decided to try and make money doing something I’ve been doing for friends for years: writing and editing online dating profiles!

By: Judy McGuire / November 12, 2011

Mind Of Man: Where To Meet Men

I’ll tell you where to find eligible, sensitive, loving, manly men are, and that’s Queens, which is like Brooklyn, if Brooklyn didn’t try so hard. This magical borough in New York City is positively thick with emo blog hacks from Texas. But if this gritty urban paradise isn’t convenient, then the next best place to…

By: John DeVore / October 26, 2011

Get Paid To Date (Er, Escort?) On WhatsYourPrice.com

Don’t waste your precious time and money on dinner and drinks with a fugly troll. And don’t be punished for your “high standards.”

Instead, pay the beautiful ladies of WhatsYourPrice.com for their time. Yeah, I don’t understand What’s Your Price, either, other than it sells itself as a “dating site” rather than a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2011

Dating Site For Vegetarians Lets In (Gasp) Meat Eaters

I have been a vegetarian for, oh, most of my life. Yet, only once have I dated another vegetarian. I won’t lie—it was very convenient. When we went out for dinner, we could always split dishes. And I appreciated not getting the verbal poking and prodding as to why I’m a vegetarian and what I’m…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 30, 2011

Things That Happen When You Write About Sex On The Internet

One of the hazards of writing on the Internet for a living is how everything will show up on a Google search. On a day-to-day basis, I’m mostly an open book writing about my opinions, my sexuality, my depression, and even my love life. My private life is private, but a lot of topics that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2011

7 Awkward Online Dating Scenarios You Failed To Consider

Love it, hate it, or feel meh about online dating, if you play the game, you may find yourself in some awkward scenarios you failed to consider. And when I say game, I mean “Magic: The Gathering”. Say for instance, that you meet someone online who just happens to be a blogger. When you go…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2011

Soapbox: Assorted Thoughts On That Gizmodo/OKCupid/Magic The Gathering Dating Essay

Even if you’re not a tech geek or a self-identified nerd, it’s highly possible that you’ve heard about an essay that ran on the blog Gizmodo on Monday (it’s received almost 800K hits as of this writing). In the piece, writer Alyssa Bereznak described how her first attempt at online dating resulted in her going…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2011

The TV Shows And Phrases Guys Should Mention If They Want To Attract The Ladies

OKCupid loves crunching the data on its daters. This week, they took a look at the most common words and phrases in the profiles of New York singletons. The results are fascinating. For both genders, not only is the most common phrase a TV show, it’s the same TV show—”30 Rock.” From there, the list…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 25, 2011

An Online Dating Site For The Sexless

So, maybe sex is off the table for you for whatever reason — emotional, physical, or spiritual — does that mean you shouldn’t have romance in your life? No, of course not. There’s a place for all of us in the dating world. Created by a cervical cancer survivor, 2Date4Love.com is a dating forum for…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2011

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 10, 2011
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