Posts tagged "online dating"

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

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 or few went badly, I didn’t want to bump awkwardly into these guys at…

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’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'”…

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!

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…

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…

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 i…

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,…

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…

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…

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
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