Posts tagged "online dating"

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’s worth…

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

Martha Stewart Considered Joining Match.com, Realized Online Dating Was Impossible

"I had a longtime boyfriend … That ended a couple years ago. And I haven't found the next Mr. Right … I started to laugh halfway down the page [when filling out my Match.com profile], … It was, like, impossible …I want to do my real thing… I love dating." -- Martha Stewart complained to "Today'"s Matt…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 28, 2013

Girl Talk: My Hot And Cold Relationship With OKCupid

It's that time of the year when people are having drinks outside, couples are PDA-ing, and I'm re-activating my OKCupid profile. I have a notorious reputation for constantly deleting and reactivating that damned profile. I believe in Internet love! No, I'm a misanthrope! I want to find my soul mate! Soul mates don't exist! You…

By: Mallory Schlossberg / April 23, 2013

The Ladies Of “Mad Men” Vs. The Creepy Dudes Of OKCupid

We're soooo stoked that "Mad Men" is back this Sunday. To commemorate the new season, we decided to pit the ladies of "Mad Men" against some of the creepier dudes on OKCupid. We culled messages from our own inboxes, OKCupid, Kill Me and The Worst of OK Cupid. After the jump, see what Joan, Betty…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2013

How To Be A Creep On The Internet

Reddit is known as "the front page of the Internet." It's where millions of people go to discuss everything. Think of it as a web of endless message boards, each with their own community. Recently, a user posted in the Reddit board "Ask Reddit" for help about a girl. Here is the original post (which…

By: Almie Rose / April 4, 2013

Dating Don’ts: When Dating Fatigue Sets In

I had all sorts of hope when I decided to start dating again after a long hiatus. For the first week, all the online profiles seemed shiny and new, like clickable Christmas presents. I was excited to check my email and see what gifts were waiting under my tree, so to speak. "You have great…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 12, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m Being Brutally Honest In My Online Dating Profile

“I’m an empty essay, fill me out!” the words beckoned under the Self Summary section of my brand new, totally blank OkCupid profile. Armed with a Diet Coke and a new resolve, I was actually signing up for online dating, something I hadn’t done in three years. And not because I was in a relationshi…

By: Jennifer Garam / March 11, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 (More) Things Guys Need To Stop Doing If They Want To Have Better Luck Online

This weekend while I was visiting my parents, my mom asked me: "Are you over the last one yet?" I rolled my eyes without answering, because that's how I do. But I appreciated how she didn't use his name. Like he was some shadow that slipped into my life and vanished when the sun came…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2013

Accused Rapist Meets Women On Christian Dating Site

Look, I'm not the world's most observant Christian. But even I attended enough Sunday school to know that God would totally have said "Thou shalt not rape" had there been room on those tablets for an 11th commandment. Which is why I feel confident saying that Sean Patrick Banks, 37, of Del Mar, California, who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2013

The Women Of OK Cupid Are More Superficial Than The Men

According to Christian Rudder, the co-founder of online dating site OK Cupid, women's perception of "attractiveness" is way more warped then that of the men. In an interview following his recent TED talk about OK Cupid's dating algorithm,Rudder revealed some stats about the "Quick Match" section of the site. For those of you who haven't…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 15, 2013

10 Single Celebs’ Online Dating Profiles

Working long, odd hours and jumping from plane to plane can put the hurt on any relationship, so it's no wonder that so many celebs are single this Valentines Day. But—imagine this—what if these famous bachelors and bachelorettes turned to Match.com to find love? As we all know, the perfect online profile is crucial when searching…

By: YourTango.com / February 14, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Divorce & Other Facts You Must Disclose On Your Online Dating Profile

Let me make this clear: I don't have a problem with dating a divorced man. No problem at all. What I do have a problem with is when a divorced man isn't up front about it. Menfolk of the world, I'm going to lay down some real talk right now: if your online dating profile…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2013

Online Dater Sues Match.com Because Her Date Tried To Kill Her

I think Mary Kay Beckman wins the award for the worst online date of all time. We complain about our online dates with weirdos and shitbirds (there have been a lot), but we've got nothing on her awful date. The 50-year-old real estate agent is suing Match.com for $10 million because her date tried to

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2013

Men Who Go Out Of Their Way To Describe Themselves As “Good Guys” Make Me Suspicious

Earlier this morning, I was reading a piece on How About We's blog The Date Report about men who are "serial daters" thanks to the ease of online dating web sites. Blogger Justin Rocket Silverman wrote about a piece in The Atlantic by Dan Slater called "A Million First Dates" which argues that online dating allow…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2013

Would You Let OKCupid Set You Up On A Blind Date?

Most daters tend to want as much information as possible when they walk into a room to meet someone. But OKCupid is banking on the idea that information is actually getting in the way. There's no denying that dating online is a bonafide "thing" now, but some wonder how much it actually results in people…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 15, 2013

The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective. I’d squabbled and grumbled about it on Twitter with a few people, and then thankfully the Christmas break pushed it out of my mind. If…

By: Ally Fogg / January 7, 2013

The Soapbox: Stop Humiliating People For Their Sex Practices Online

For as long as we're aware of other people's dirty bits and sexual desires, we're aware of how funny it can be to talk about them. My niece, for instance, thinks that "butt" is the funniest word in the English language. But she's six. The grown-up version of "Ha ha, butt!" are those conversations —…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

Hitched: What I Miss About Being Single — And What I Don’t

People just love to get engaged at Christmastime. I imagine this is a result of a combination of factors, from feeling more family-oriented than usual (although the holidays have the opposite effect on many of us) to the celebratory atmosphere at large and increased presence of shiny objects generally. I spent Christmas Eve "liking" a…

By: Andrea Grimes / December 26, 2012
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