Posts tagged "online dating"

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 character, but thi…

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. Good…

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 ca…

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 single dudes to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2014

11 OKCupid Questions I’d Like To See Put Into Rotation

True facts: I’m still on OKCupid, mostly to gawk at people and to try to answer ALL THE QUESTIONS. I’ve answered 1503 of them. I’m behind. That being said, I don’t think they’re always as to-the-point as they could be, and some of them are just plain bizarre (and they get weirder the more you…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 16, 2014

Science Says These 7 Things Will Score You A Date Online

Meeting a mate online is not easy. At all. And anyone who's used even a dating app can tell you a horror story or three. Your straightforward and basic account profile won't catch potential partners' eyes – instead, it'll turn them off. What matters? Well, according to statistics, it's a mix of things we can't…

By: YourTango.com / September 13, 2014

Dater XY: How Many Women Is Too Many To Date At Once?

It has been a few weeks since I called things off with The Teacher. Things just weren’t going in the direction I wanted, so I began my search again. Since then, I’ve been on a several dates with a couple of different women. I define dating is the time before two individuals make their relationshi…

By: Dater XY / September 11, 2014

Dater XY: I’ve Got A Booty Call Plus

Welcome to our new weekly column Dater XY! Our anonymous MALE dater will be revealing the adventures and misadventures of finding love from a dude's point of view. Let's give him a big welcome!  With a high of four degrees and over a foot of snow, the weather was not fit for man nor beast. But…

By: Dater XY / August 28, 2014

Uh, Why Haven’t I Thought To Use A Dating Pseudonym?

There is only one Amelia McDonell-Parry on Planet Earth. Do a Google search for my name and the first page of results turn up links to my writing -- much of it about sex and dating on The Frisky -- as well as a highly ridiculous and random Google group discussion post claiming that I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Is It A Booty Call Or Nah?

We've all been there. Someone you were hot and heavy with will suddenly disappear, as if wiped from this earth, only to reappear in the form of a typo-laden text message one night while you’re doing a face mask in your sweatpants. Like that mosquito that you try endlessly to kill before going to sleep,…

By: Megan Reynolds / August 19, 2014

Dating Don’ts: How To Handle Rejection In Dating

Like conducting a job search, online dating is an exercise in patience, compatibility, and, sometimes, rejection. It’s not romantic, but to a certain degree, the search for a suitable partner is not unlike the job hunt. You use the internet to varying degrees of success, clicking and writing emails and then clicking some more, and…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 29, 2014

OKCupid Is Experimenting On/Lying To Users Now

Last weekend, I got a curious email from OKCupid. I have a profile on the site, but rarely log in and haven't actually messaged with or gone on a date with anyone in months and months. I still get regular emails about having new matches, but this email subject line stood out immediately: "Match %…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2014

94 Photos You Will Come Across As A Straight Girl On Tinder

Some Tinder guys are great, some are awful, and most we’ll never know about. (Whether that's a good or bad thing is a question for the ages.) But pretty much every straight dude photo on Tinder — minus the ONE guy I saw with three pics of his own wedding — will fall into one…

By: Emily Winter / July 21, 2014

Dating Don’ts: 5 Scenarios In Which It Is Totally Okay To Ghost

My best friend went on a date with a man who seemed fine at first — they sat at a neighborhood bar and talked for hours. They went on a second date, but this time, the dude tried every trick in the book to get her to come to his place and have sex. She…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 16, 2014

Dating Don’ts: On Not Losing Yourself In Your Relationship

The other day, my friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not it was appropriate to use a picture of her and her boyfriend as the lock screen on her phone. “It’s a cute picture, but I feel weird,” she told me. “I don’t know if I should keep it up.” “Do…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 1, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Is It Really So Bad To Photoshop Your Online Dating Profile Pic?

I got into an debate with my friend the other day about a topic that I never thought I'd have to discuss — photoshopping your online dating profile picture. She's a recent adopter of OKCupid, and is what I would consider a power user, actively pursuing suitors, sending messages and going on countless dates, that…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 24, 2014
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