Posts tagged "online dating"

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…
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 boot…
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."…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 an online…
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…
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

Woman Discovers Online Boyfriend Is Actually Her Stalker Ex-Husband

No matter how many times people are warned about conversing with strangers online, people do it. People have a driving need for human interaction, and as our lives become more and more isolated -- working from home, living far away from family, conversing with friends only through social media -- that intense need for human interactio…
By: The Stir / June 8, 2013

Study: Online Dating Leads To Better Relationships, Less Divorce

Good news, online daters! Your next relationship is more likely to last than that of your non-Internet-y peers. A new study from eHarmony (and independently verified) found that more people than ever are finding their mates online. A survey of 19,000 married people found that a third of them met their significant other via a…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2013

Girl Talk: I Did Everything Wrong, But Still Found Love

While many people start online dating to meet people, I joined OKCupid because I knew far too many already. This may sound cold, but I wanted to meet guys outside of my social circle who were more ... expendable. If a date…
By: Kristine Rose / May 29, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 6 Harsh Online Dating Realities That You Should Be Aware Of

My girlfriend and I met on eHarmony, so I’ll be the first to acknowledge that online dating can absolutely be a worthwhile experience. Still, it was far from a smooth journey. I dabbled with it for almost seven years, and prior to Melissa, the most memorable thing I came away with was a tome’…
By: Dennis Hong / May 14, 2013

Clever Gent Outsources Dating To A Dating Surrogate

Who has the time or the inclination to online date? Why bother with it, when you can just outsource it to an online dating surrogate, someone who will do all the "connecting with another living human being" junk for you. Some real peach of a guy created this Craigslist ad, in search of a woma…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2013

Why Does OK Cupid Need To Know That? Its 10 Weirdest Questions Revealed

OK Cupid can be a great place to get a date. But delve too deep into the hidden corners of the online dating site, and you're probably not going to like what you find. Ever take a gander at their "questions" section? It's extensive, and covers everything from what you like to do in bed,…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 6, 2013
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