online dating

#OnlineDatingFail: Your First Message Shouldn’t Be About Panties

The online dating scene is rough. Sure, it’s a great way to meet people, but we use the term “people” loosely, as some of the individuals we’ve come in contact

Anonymous | February 20, 2014 - 9:30 am

Better Start Saving: Dating Costs $738.36 A Year

According to Match.com’s annual survey of 5,000 singles ages 18 and up, the average cost for a year of dating is $738.36, that breaks down to $61.53 a month.That amount…

Ami Angelowicz | February 7, 2014 - 9:30 am

Date-Ade Episode #9: On Online Dating & Office Feng Shui

This week on Date-Ade, the advice series for all your existential dating dilemmas, I talk about how online dating is a lot like Feng Shui.

If you have

Ami Angelowicz | February 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Megan Reynolds | February 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Newser | January 25, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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…

The Stir | December 20, 2013 - 11:50 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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,…

YourTango.com | November 20, 2013 - 5:45 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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+,…

Katie Oldenburg | November 6, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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,

Megan Reynolds | October 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | October 16, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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…

Dater X 2.0 | October 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Megan Reynolds | October 3, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 3, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…

Dater X 2.0 | October 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2013 - 3:40 pm
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