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Mathematician Cracks OKCupid, Finds Wife

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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 helps to be a mathematician. Christopher McKinlay was a 30-something looking for love on OKCupid and not having much luck. He also happened to be a math wizard working on his PhD dissertation at UCLA, and thus he struck upon his great plan: He created 12 fake OKCupid accounts, along with a computer program to manage them and harvest every bit of information possible about potential dates. Read more on Newser…

Kristen Wiig’s Very Awkward First Date On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Kristen Wiig's Very Awkward First Date On "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Used lipstick? I'm okay."

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 a rant about hating fat people. But at least he didn’t text me a picture of his asshole afterwards. The same cannot be said for Kristin Wiig’s date, who accompanied her to a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” after she accidentally double-booked. Awkward. (Also, if Kristen Wiig is my OK Cupid competition, I’m even more screwed.)

15 Badly Needed Dating Sites We’d Love To See

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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 down by male/female and straight/gay. Now, however, much like cable television, dating sites are starting to take the micro view and appeal to specific subgroups. There’s OurTime for people over 50; ChristianMingle for Christians; JDate for Jewish people; DharmaMatch for Buddhists. And now sites are starting to drill deeper down. There’s AshleyMadison for married people looking for affairs (shame, y’all). Here are 15 types of other dating sites real men and women said they’d like to se on The Stir …

HELP WANTED: Online Dating Assistant For Busy, Ambivalent Single Professional

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 occasionally going to SoulCycle) and an active social life (hanging out with my dog Lucca and tweeting at celebrities) to devote the time required to have a shot at successful online dating, I definitely don’t have the energy to sift through online dating assistant applicants who are not qualified for the job. Please do not apply unless you are willing and able to perform all of the job duties. Keep reading »

8 Terrifying Texts From Online Dates

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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, obnoxious or downright creepy, there are a lot ways your online date can ruin his chances with a strange text. Naturally, we have got a whole lot of examples for these “what is wrong with him?” moments. Read them all on Your Tango…

Congratulations, Southerners! You Have The Sexiest Accent In North America

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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 find Southern accents to be the “most attractive” of all the dialects in North America. The enthusiasm was even greater among men, with 45% of male respondents lusting after the sultry drawl of a Southern belle above all other accents (28 percent of women agreed). Check out the rest of the rankings after the jump, y’all, and tell us if you agree with the findings! Keep reading »

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