Posts tagged "online dating"

8 Terrifying Texts From Online Dates

He looks normal. He acts normal. You guys are totally hitting it off. So you give him your number. . . and then, you deeply regret it. Whether they’re over-eager, obnoxious or downright creepy, there are a lot ways your online date can ruin his chances with a strange text. Naturally, we have got a whole…

By: YourTango.com / November 20, 2013

Congratulations, Southerners! You Have The Sexiest Accent In North America

While the findings aren’t exactly scientific (the survey was conducted by a dating site called Cupid.com), as a recent Tennessee transplant, I definitely agree with the results: 36 percent of daters find Southern accents to be the “most attractive” of all the dialects in North America. The enthusiasm was even greater among men, with 45% of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

Woman Sues Ashley Madison — But Not For The Reason You’d Expect

Of all the reasons to sue Ashley Madison, Doriana Silva certainly has an original one. The Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto is suing the dating service for married people for $20 million, claiming that she permanently damaged her wrists typing hundreds of “fake female profiles” for the site. …

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 11, 2013

eHarmony Admits They Suck, Offers Personal Matchmaking Service For $5K Instead

Hold on to your knickers, eHarmony subscribers. You’re gonna looooove this.

In a new attempt to help people find romance, the popular dating site will soon launch eH+, a service where a real human will be assigned to you as your personal matchmaker for the bargain price of $5,000.

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Why You Should Choose To Date

Here’s what’s easy:

Sitting in your apartment, doing things that you like to do, justifying this behavior by saying that because it is what you want to do, it is absolutely correct. Rejecting new experiences because they could fail, because you could embarrass yourself or fall on your face or loose a tooth

By: Megan Reynolds / October 22, 2013

Here Are The Surprising New Findings From Pew’s Study About Online Dating — In GIFs!

Online dating is not for the faint of heart. That much I can tell you from personal experience. From the guy who called his own mother a “slut” to the guy who picked a fight with me on our second date, it truly was a wild ride and I’m glad not to be kissing any…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we’re “doing just fine” and save the real stuff for a select few people we trust. Even then, it’s tempting to only confide deep feelings that reflect well on u…

By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

Dater X: Stuck Between A Rock And A Bar Place

As I approach my two-year anniversary as an online dater (AKA my slow descent into madness), I’m finding myself incredibly bitter about the fact that I still haven’t met “the one.” I’ve always believed that there are multiple soul mates out there for everyone, but that the one person you end up with is entirely…

By: Dater X / October 9, 2013

Debate This: You Can Filter Matches By Body Type On OKCupid — But Is That Such A Bad Thing?

In a move that is sure to cause ripples in some dark corner of the Internet hive mind, the A-list subscription service on OK Cupid includes a robust search function that lets you sort by body type and attractiveness rating. To those of you prepping your pitchforks and strapping on your combat boots to storm the…

By: Megan Reynolds / October 3, 2013

Meet Amy Webb, The Woman Who Outsmarted Online Dating

When Amy Webb, a single 30-something who had just gone through a breakup, was faced with the prospect of trying to find eligible bachelors in the city of Philadelphia, she realized the pickings were slim. How slim? After crunching some data on single, Jewish men, she ascertained that she had exactly 35 possible romantic optio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2013

Dater X: Are We Really Talking About Sex Before Our First Date?

This past week, I got a bunch of messages on OKCupid. Some of the guys I’d never consider because I tend to avoid men who tell me they prefer to “stay home on most Friday nights and read poetry with a good glass of single malt.” Others seemed too old for me… and that’s not even including…

By: Dater X / October 2, 2013

And The Most Racially Insensitive Online Dating Profile Award Goes To … This Guy!

Found on OKCupid: This 45-year-old “small business owner/failed comedian” who posted a profile picture of himself in blackface. The caption noted that he was dressed this way for Halloween. (And why OKC didn’t censor this photo in the first place is beyond me.) According to Jezebel, this charming  lover of karaoke who “personally identifies with”…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 2013

Are You “Quirky-Interesting” Enough To Join Dating Site Loveflutter?

How quirky are you? Quirky enough for LoveFlutter? It’s a new dating site that’s set on matching your “Amelie”-loving ass with some guy who’s really into Neutral Milk Hotel. LoveFlutter aims to be the dating site of the “quirky” and “interesting,” but not every quirky person can make the cut. To get access to LoveFlutter’…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

Toilet Dating Sounds Like A Seriously Crappy Idea

Maybe you’ve tried speed dating, hit up a niche online dating site that specializes in gluten free singles, and downloaded Tinder and Grouper without much luck. But sometimes you meet someone where you’d least expect it. Like, the bathroom. We always forget to cruise for dates in the bathroom.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 16, 2013

16 Niche Dating Sites You Didn’t Know You Needed

Maybe you’ve tried online dating? But perhaps the sites you’re using are too general, and aren’t helping you meet the right people. What if you’re gluten intolerant and prefer to go out with someone who isn’t going to pressure you to eat pasta. Or what if you’re jonesing to meet a real life member of…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 Things That Can Go Terribly Wrong On Tinder And Grouper

When meeting people in real life became too much work, we went online to date. When online dating becomes tedious (and it pretty much already has), what’s next? We date through apps, obviously. After all, why spend hours combing through various online profiles, when you can just tap a button on your phone? If you haven’t…

By: Alyson Penn / July 30, 2013

22-Year-Old Nigerian Dude Explains How He Swindled American Women Out Of $48K Over Online Dating Site

There are all kinds of terrible men to be found on online dating websites. Girl, I could tell you stories. But the most terrible of all is probably this guy, Chibuzor Akobundu  (far left), a 22-year-old Nigerian college senior who was arrested for swindling American women out of $48,000.  In a piece in the Nigerian newspaper…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2013

Girl Talk: It Says A Lot About A Man If He Can’t Handle Rejection

The older I get, the better I become at listening to what my intuition is telling me. I haven’t always been able to read when something is “off” with a guy, but I’m figuring it out. And thank God.

Take this weekend. I’d been messaging for a couple days with a guy from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

For Just $1,249 A Month, You Can Have Someone Else Online Date For You

Online dating, ugh, am I right? Total pain in the balls. But if you’re rich, like most things, you can buy your way out of it. That’s because Canadian online dating company A Million Matches now offers an attractive new service — for a measely $1,249, they’ll take the pain, frustration and annoyance (as well…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2013

Woman Solves Unwanted Dick Pic Problem By Sending Picture To Mom

Ladies, ever get a creepy, unwanted dick pic or jerk off shot from a dude online? There you were, talking about your favorite Jay-Z song and then all the sudden — blam! — there’s a dick all up in your inbox. That’s what happened to Sarah, who had posted a profile on the dating website…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 10, 2013
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