Posts tagged "online dating"

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

Mila Kunis Would Be Into Online Dating If She Weren’t Famous

“The internet has really changed the way people date. I just went to an OKCupid wedding. One of my really good friends met her fiancé on an OKCupid-style website. OKCupid’s really popular–all my girlfriends have joined. I love those sites. I go on and I pick the guys for my friends. I think it’s great…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 2, 2012

8 Reasons To Show Your Online Dating Profile To Your Friends

Real talk: a lot of people are really bad at selling themselves online dating. Have you seen OK Cupid Enemies? Have you read Annals Of Online Dating? From their profile pics to their self-descriptions to their harebrained “what up girl i wanna get wit u” messages, they almost make it too easy.

Too…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2012

Why We’re Really Just Attracted To Ourselves

If you’ve ever heard anyone say “they look so cute together” and written it off as some magical fate-like bullshit that only romantic-comedy-loving girls would say, a new dating site called Find Your FaceMate might prove you wrong. That’s because they match people who they believe look good together.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen,…

By: Ask Men / June 23, 2012

The Best Of OK Cupid Enemies

For anyone who’s ever wondered what the downside to online dating is, allow me to present THIS GUY and his scary makeshift medieval weapon. And the other guys in this slideshow. And every other dude (and some women) on the blog OK Cupid Enemies, which collects truly abhorrent examples of singles currently on the market on the popular…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2012

4 Things I’m Doing To Avoid Online Dating

I’ve promised my friends that whenever my dating prospects dry up, I will gather up my courage and make a new online dating profile. Well, my prospects are drying up at a rapid pace. Yet, I’ve made no move to get my electronic mojo going. Why? I’m not entirely sure. I really have nothing against…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 4, 2012

5 Ways To Screw Up The First Date Before It Happens

You meet online. You have the same favorite book and it’s not The Fountainhead. You exchange emails multiple times a day and bond over your mutual love of cats, Frasier, and pretending you like to spend Sunday in bed with the New York Times crossword puzzle. It’s meant to be! The first date is around the corner. You’re bringing…

By: Diana Vilibert / May 25, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Just Say No To Negging

His teeny little profile picture was cute. He was the right age range and city. But when I opened the online dating message from this random dude, this is what he said:
Isn’t feminism a little obsolete? Men and women are equal nowadays. In fact, the balance is tipped in your favor.
Of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

5 Silly Exaggerations & Untruths On My Online Dating Profile

We talk a lot about online dating here at The Frisky, and have offered you a wealth of advice on how to write your profile, choose your photos, and suss out the potential of your various matches. So I’m sure it comes as a complete shock to learn that my profile is far from perfect.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2012

LARP Passions: An Online Dating Destination For Live Action Role Players

Dorks need love, too, and that’s why I have nothing snarky to say about LARP Passions, an online dating website for “singles with a passion for LARPing.” What is LARPing, you ask? Live action role playing. Players act out fictional dramas in character, wearing costumes and carrying fake weapons, which they often build themselves. It’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

The Soapbox: On Online Dating, The Genders & The Spreadsheet That Launched 1,000 Blog Posts

Last week, The Frisky told you about the New York banker who was charting the waves of Match.com and came up with a novel way to keep the women he was talking to on the site straight—he made a spreadsheet of the eight women he was corresponding with. He included their name, a photo, his initial…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 23, 2012

Match.com Date Defends Finance Dude’s Spreadsheet O’ Ladies

I am not the only one who finds Dave The Finance Guy Who Kept Track Of His Match.com Dates On A Spreadsheet adorably well-organized. One of the ladies he met off of Match.com is now defending Dave’s speadsheet o’ ladies, which leaked to the press earlier this week— and she’s pissed at the woman who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2012

Is Your Dog An Online Dating Dealbreaker?

Have you ever come across a gorgeous man’s profile picture who seems to have everything you’ve ever wanted in life — except he has a cat? How about that handsome, mysterious James Bond type who claims the hobbies of cliff-diving and extreme snowboarding excites him? Crap … he’s into exotic snakes.  In the online dating world, these mini-factoids may…

By: YourTango.com / April 17, 2012

Ask A Dating Expert: What’s The Least Awkward Way To Turn Down An Online Date?

Each month, Sparkology.com, a quality-driven, luxury dating site for young professionals, asks a curated panel of dating experts for their advice on a single hot topic as requested by our members.

THIS MONTH: “Is there a good way to say ‘Thanks, but I’m not interested’ to someone that messaged you?  How can you

By: Sparkology.com / April 8, 2012

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Called Me “Crazy”

Dear Guy Who Seemed Cool On Our First Date But Freaked When I Said I Wanted To Take Sexual Stuff Slowly And Sent Me A Barrage Of Douchey Text Messages Which Culminated In Pronouncing Me “Crazy”,

I feel as if we have gotten off on the wrong foot. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2012

6 Types Of Guys To Avoid Online

I received over 600+ messages from men while registered with OKCupid and PlentyOfFish. I have a fair amount of horror stories, possibly enough to include in an HBO series called “Internet Dating Tales From The Crypt.” I am not saying that there aren’t a good deal of great guys looking to meet great girls online, but…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

An Online Dating Offer You Can’t Refuse: Free Man With Every Shoe Purchase

Today I read about a merger that makes sense, but in a sorta creepy way: shoe-shopping and online dating. A Malaysian shoe store called Shoes Shoes Shoes has teamed up with a dating website to “give away” a man with every shoe purchase in an ingenious marketing stunt they call “Shoe Dating.” Here’s the lowdown, after…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 22, 2012

Girl Talk: I Created A J-Date Profile For Madonna

After half a century on this planet, Madonna has creative expression and power, intellectual curiosity, beautiful children, financial security (and then some), and a team of friends and colleagues who she can love and trust. Only one thing is missing.

Madonna needs a mensch. A good man, a stand-up guy with means and…

By: Wendy Shanker / March 13, 2012

Hot Links: Does Online Dating Lead To More STDs?

Are you going to catch an STD from online dating? [Tres Sugar]
Agyness Deyn is designing a collection for Doc Martens — talk about a perfect fit. HA! [Styleite]
Why do guys love lube? How about why girls should love lube! [Your Tango]
Do you get all blabber-mouthy after a few…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 12, 2012

How I Found A Boyfriend By Online Dating

I understand why online dating gets a bad rap: it takes away the fun of the “meet-cute” and forces you to judge, based on very little information, whether you want to take risks with someone else’s neuroses and perversions. There have been online dates I’ve been on over the past four years, such as with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2012
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