Posts tagged "online dating"

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…
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…
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…
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…
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

3 Telltale Signs Your Online Girlfriend Is A Scam

Finding love in this post-Friendster era isn't easy. Just ask 68-year-old University of North Carolina physics and astronomy professor Paul Frampton, who was recently sentenced to five years of house arrest for transporting a suitcase full of cocaine out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and into the United States. What compelled the Oxford-educated scholar to freelance…
By: Cracked / December 2, 2012

Girl Talk: I Think I’ve Figured The Allure Of Online Dating Out

Last night, I did something I thought I'd never do again, especially not on a random Monday evening: I reactivated my online dating profile. I looked at the description of myself I wrote the last time I was single. I looked at the photos that I had thought best represented myself.  I checked my months-old…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 23, 2012

True Story: I Dated An Ex-Pickup Artist

Rare is the woman whose adventures in dating — scratch that, in living — have kept her from a brush with a pickup artist. I guess I've got the equivalent of pickup artist herpes because I actually dated one. Well, a former one.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2012

Crazy Cat Ladies (And Dudes) Rejoice! There’s A Dating Site For Us!

Are most things in your house covered in fur? Do you have intense personal conversations with your cats? Are you single? Then maybe you should try the Purrsonals, an online dating service specifically for cat obsessives. As you might imagine, there's way more women on this than dudes, but what kind of guy…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Wore Three Condoms

I am a woman 33 years of age who practices safe sex. But it wasn’t always that way. As a woman of 19, 20 and 21, I was in no uncertain terms an idiot where safe sex was concerned. Sometimes I forced a guy to wear a condom, sometimes I didn’t. But that all changed…
By: Sara Barron / September 24, 2012

12 Online Dates I’m Really Glad I Didn’t Go On

Happy National Unmarried and Single Americans Week! It's a real holiday. Yes, it is! It's a week for singles and unmarrieds to celebrate themselves, to flaunt their status and feel superior to all the coupleds and marrieds. Or something like that. I'm not sure. It's been National Singles Week for me for the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2012

Reasons I Have Rejected Guys Based On Their OKCupid Profiles

Mentions morals he inherited from his grandfather in first five sentences. Even if your grandfather is dead, it is still very unsexy to mention that basically you don’t believe in women’s rights and think that Russia is planning the downfall of the American empire. Everyone knows it’s China. Three references to finding an "*HONEST*" woman i…
By: Tres Sugar / September 16, 2012

I Want To Go To There: The Adopt-A-Guy Boutique In Paris

Um. I heard Paris and eligible bachelors. I don't really need to hear anything further. But I'm still listening. The Adopt-A-Guy Boutique is a "high-end shopping experience for women searching for Mr. Right" located on Rue de La Bonheur (Street of Happiness) in Paris. How very fitting.
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 14, 2012

13-Year-Old Girl Drives 700 Miles To Meet Online Beau

A missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe, though 700 miles away from home. It turns out the Texas teen had gotten into an argument with her parents about a boy she met online via Xbox and decided to run away. She snuck out her bedroom window, swiped her brother's car, and set out for…
By: Newser / September 10, 2012
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