Posts tagged "online dating"

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.

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…

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…

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 guys can you…

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…

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 better part…

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*”

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

Girl Talk: Don’t Try To Understand Me, Just Love Me

After a four year hiatus from online dating, for a number of reasons, I was ready to give it a shot again. The most important being: I think you get out of things what you put into them, and my love life … well, let’s just say my effort level has been minimal at best.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 7, 2012

5 Things Guys Need To Stop Doing If They Want To Have Better Luck Online

Kicking and screaming, dragging my feet all the way, after more than four years offline, I finally joined an online dating site. I was trying to avoid it, but I decided that, while I was was meeting guys in person, I wanted meet a wider variety of guys. I am happy to say, that so…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 25, 2012

James Holmes Had A Match.com Profile

And, considering it has been sent to me, like, 10 times today, I suppose I should write about it, even though every time I try and think of an annnngle or a point of viewwwww or a spinnnnnn, I feel sick to my stomach. So I am not going to say anything other than James Holmes,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2012

Are You Sabotaging Your Online Dating Activity?

In the golden age of technology, online and mobile dating has become a prominent way to connect with new people. With an estimated 40 billion singles online, it has never been easier to target and meet potential love interests. At the click of a button, you can meet and possibly find the man or woman of your dreams. So…

By: YourTango.com / July 15, 2012

How To Hook Him With That First Email

Internet dating: isn’t it fun?  It can be if know how to have fun with it.  Don’t just  sit back and wait for people to contact you.  If you are male or female (especially if you’re female) reach out and contact the people you find attractive.  It’s a whole different world of dating today.

By: YourTango.com / July 13, 2012

I Will Find My Next Boyfriend Through Juggalos On OKCupid

For a second, I was almost like, “Man, these OK Cupid profiles of Juggalos are too sad to even post.” And then I was like, “Wait! Actually, I’m a terrible person, I don’t care.” Sorry, but Juggalos are never not funny. The new Tumblr JuggalosOnOkCupid proves the point, by highlighting all the awesome Insane Clow…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Lied About His Height

In the summer of 2006, after having recently endured a breakup, I decided to bite the bullet, finally hopping on the online dating bandwagon. I chose Nerve as the site, and “Sara_B” and “This is really awkward” as my username and headline. Because, well, I am. And because, well, it was. I downloaded this one photo…

By: Sara Barron / July 9, 2012
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