Posts tagged "online dating"

Dating Don’ts: Yelp Reviews For 5 Popular, Online Dating Sites

Choosing a restaurant to eat at is an easy, fun task. Say there’s a new Chinese-Cuban-Indonesian fusion place that opened up on your block. Maybe you want to go there one night, because you enjoy clever fusion and you’re hungry, but you’ve never been and don’t want to waste your money on some greasy noodles.

By: Megan Reynolds / February 4, 2014

Mathematician Cracks OKCupid, Finds Wife

First, there was boy meets girl. Then, boy meets girl online. And now, boy meets girl online after manipulating the algorithms of his Internet dating site. As Wired explains, it helps to be a mathematician. Christopher McKinlay was a 30-something looking for love on OKCupid and not having much luck. He also happened to be…

By: Newser / January 25, 2014

Kristen Wiig’s Very Awkward First Date On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

My most recent online date was pretty bad. The guy told a date rape joke, loudly criticized anyone who dared brush up against him at the bar, and went on a rant about hating fat people. But at least he didn’t text me a picture of his asshole afterwards. The same cannot be said for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2014

15 Badly Needed Dating Sites We’d Love To See

For a long time, people who did the online dating thing had few choices where to go and were lumped into enormous groups of people that were basically only broken down by male/female and straight/gay. Now, however, much like cable television, dating sites are starting to take the micro view and appeal to specific subgroups.

By: The Stir / December 20, 2013

HELP WANTED: Online Dating Assistant For Busy, Ambivalent Single Professional

To All Interested Applicants:

Please review the detailed job description before applying. Given that I am too busy with my career, extracurricular activities (like playing Candy Crush and occasionally going to SoulCycle) and an active social life (hanging out with my dog Lucca and tweeting at celebrities) to devote the time required to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2013

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 2.0 / 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 2.0 / 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
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