Google has gone cougar-hunting. The search engine has classified “cougar” dating sites like CougarLife.com as “non-family safe” and banned them from its content pages. Google ads appear on over 6,700 websites, including biggies like YouTube and MySpace.
Sad news for Samantha Jones indeed — but unfortunately Google has a glaring double standard if you compare CougarLife.com to other dating sites. For example, most ads for SeekingArrangements.com, which matches young “sugar babes” with older, successful sugar daddies, are still considered “family-safe” by Google. However, dates found on CougarLife.com don’t come with financial perks, but the goal of SeekingArrangements.com is to pair a “generous benefactor” with “college students” and “aspiring actresses.” It’s not prostitution … but it’s not not prostitution, if you get what I’m saying. Keep reading »
Did you know that when it comes to online dating, it’s a chick’s market? Apparently, dudes get shut down left and right, and women get winked and emailed to death. If you check out OnlineDatingMatchMaker.com, you’ll see that it’s men who are sending out plenty of emails, but rarely do they get a return email. Sucks for you, fellas! Regardless, we here at The Frisky are big fans of the males, and we thought we would explain why you never heard back from us. Keep reading »
Is today weird statistic day or something? According to AshleyMadison.com, that online dating site for people who are already married and looking to cheat, they had their second highest number of female sign-ups last year the day after Mother’s Day. The day after Valentine’s Day is the most popular sign-up date for women, while the third biggest day is New Year’s Day. So, why are women so apt to explore cheating on their man the day after these big holidays? In my opinion, all three holidays come with big expectations, especially for women in two out of the three. It’s logical to assume that when their men come up short in showing their appreciation, these women are left feeling unhappy with the relationship and might desire an escape. Given that Valentine’s Day is a holiday every coupled woman can celebrate with her man, the popularity of sign-ups the day after Mother’s Day (a holiday fewer women celebrate) is even more surprising to me. Mind you, for the most part, I think Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day are Hallmark holidays focused on shallow consumerism, but, whatever, I get why it would be hurtful to have your kids and baby daddy act like ungrateful dillweeds even that one day out of the year. I do not get, however, why it would drive anyone to a dating site as lame and skeezy as AshleyMadison.com. I mean, if you want to cheat on your husband, do it the old-fashioned way. Or tell him he’s being an ungrateful jerk. Or, you know, just divorce him. [MomLogic] Keep reading »
Ever wonder why you date men that seem perfect—only to find out they’re completely wrong for you? If you keep falling for that sexy man in a suit (your boss) or the one you were crazy to let get away (your ex), perhaps your feelings aren’t for the individuals at all—you’re hooked on the setting. Love is all about right place, right time. Or when it comes to the following men, wrong place, wrong time. Keep reading »
Justin Long taught us that Macs and PCs are just plain incompatible. Subtext: Macs rule; PCs drool. A new site understands this principle and applies it to love. Soon you’ll be able to meet your perfect Macheart match on Cupidtino, an online dating site exclusively for Appleheads. The theory is that Apple fanboys and fangirls have lots in common — similar personalities, creative professions, sense of style, aesthetics, taste, and love of technology. Now that I think about it, I can’t remember the last time I got hot when a dude whipped out his Blackberry. An iPhone? Different story. And if I ever were to get serious with a PC, his bulky, boring laptop would not be welcome in my home next to my stylish, chic iBook. It might just be my Macsnobbery, but this site sounds fun. I can almost imagine my profile … Keep reading »
There are lots of good reasons not to go looking for love on Craigslist — namely, getting stabbed by some creep. But The Frisky will condone Craigslist dating “experiments” of the feminist variety, like the one conducted by Alexandra Tweten, a blogger for Ms. magazine. Tweten posted a W4M personals ad on Craigslist in L.A., describing herself as a feminist journalist, and urging only pro-choice feminist guys to respond.
The responses, as you can imagine, were discouraging. (But at least she only got two photos of penises, right?) Keep reading »
Dater, beware: steer clear of these tell-tale online dating profile warning signs. Keep reading »
OK, whoa, sorry for posting that fake letter yesterday. Man, you guys took me to task on that one! That’s OK — I can take it as well as I can dish it. And to make it up to you, I’ve got two (very real) letters today. Read on…
My boyfriend and I have been together for going on five months now and things on the whole are going great. He’s super sweet, thoughtful, kind, and affectionate, genuinely enjoys spending time with me, and even at this early stage he’s hinted to me that he can see this relationship continuing for a while. The problem is we met on an online dating site and he’s still listed as single on there. Not only that, but he still logs in pretty frequently (about two or three times a day). Admittedly, I go on there quite a bit too, but I’ve been listed as “seeing someone” for about a month, so there’s no ambiguity about my only being there for a little “window shopping,” if you will. I know he’s not seeing anyone else — I trust him, and frankly, I don’t see how he would have the time anyway. But I’m just worried that deep down he thinks I’m not enough for him and that he’s hoping to meet someone even better. We joke about the site all the time and tease each other whenever one of us happens to see that the other has gotten a new message, but there’s this tiny part of me that’s worried that he’ll actually act on it. I know this is a really stupid and petty thing to be worried about but somehow I can’t let it stop bothering me. How can I ask him about this without seeming super clingy or like a web stalker? Or should I just try and forget about it? — Well-Matched
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You joined that dating site, like, a month ago, and while you got a lot of action at the beginning, you really haven’t been hearing from the types of people you’d like to date. What’s wrong? Is it them? Is it you? In fact, it may be your profile. If you suspect your dating shingle may not be doing the real you justice, it could be time for a rewrite. After the jump, we’ve got 10 things that are a must-remove when it comes to online dating profiles, whether you’re a girl or a guy. Keep reading »