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14 results for 'online dating'

Online Dating: Prophetic or Pathetic?

By Ely North, published on Feb 11, 2013

Dear Ely,

I’m single and frickin’ sick of it. I don’t want to be alone anymore. I’m thinking of joining an online dating site, but I’m not sure if I should. It’s embarrassing to admit that I can’t meet anyone on my own, and if I met a boyfriend online I’m afraid that people would think I’m a pathetic loser. I’m also afraid that a guy I meet online might turn out to be a freak or a creep or a pervert – the internet is teeming with predators, and with my luck I’d land one. But the biggest reason I’m hesitant to dive into online dating is that I’m a big believer in fate. I... (more)

Tags: humor, dating, online dating, funny, advice, relationship

Manti Te'o and the State of Modern Dating

By neelium, published on Jan 19, 2013

...for Kekua, Te'o had never met his girlfriend in person. The whole thing seems like something pulled out of the MTV show, Catfish, which is literally about people who set up fake online profiles and pretend to be someone they aren't.

This is the risk of the online world.

Online dating has grown over recent years and more and more people are turning to the Internet to increase their odds of finding a compatible mate. It has also grown more socially acceptable to do so, especially among those who are too busy to spend time at bars, etc. But with the turn to the Internet... (more)

Tags: dating, online dating, manti te'o, catfish, fake profiles

Autres Temps, Autres Moeurs

By JohnnyFox, published on Nov 5, 2011

Three things happened recently to make me think about (my and others’) gay life.

Ken Clarke the Justice Secretary, who I’m convinced moonlights as the Churchill Insurance dog barked some stuff in parliament about thinking there ought to be different categories of rape – but seemed ignorant of the fact this crime can and does happen to men. The London Gay Men's Chorus, to which I belong, recently performed a concert in aid of the male rape crisis charity, Survivors UK.

On the excellent author Paul Burston’s facebook page, there’s been massive debate about how ‘barebacking’ (unprotected... (more)

Tags: dating, online dating, condoms, aids, hiv, gay sex, kenneth clarke, paul burston, gay news, gaydar, grindr, bugchaser, bugchasing

Date A Vampire

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 18, 2011

The world of online dating is ever evolving. Sites that are generic are becoming competitors with niche dating sites. Like a giant dating search engine these sites drill down dating to the most basic keyword. Online daters, who are all products of a Google search environment, where they search for something and expect to find what they are looking for drilled down to the last degree on almost anything, want the same things from online dating some of them.

Online niche dating sites run the gamut of society from the accepted to the truly taboo and in some instances the truly disturbing.... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, niche online dating, vampire singles, redhead singles, short singles, date a vampire

A Date Whether You Want One Or Not

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 17, 2011

Gotham Dating Partners, an online dating site with outlets such as Dons and Divas and Marry Me First, intends to use public information on sites such as Facebook to create new dating profiles for non-registered users. The company, established in January 2010 in New York, by Aaron Fraser currently has over 6 million registered users. The company is the parent of online footwear company LeBron Jordan, which earlier this year faced potential trademark infringement concerns.

The company plans to use any and all public information it can gather to create around 340 new dating profiles for... (more)

Tags: facebook, relationships, online dating, private, privacy, dating profiles online, gotham dating partners

Your Own Personal Cyrano

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 10, 2011

In the world of online dating, some will tell you that presentation is everything. That is most likely true to a point and with that the job of online dating coach has now come to fruition. For all those who are just not sure how and what to do in an online dating experience, the coach is there to help you have success or so they claim.

For a fee, you can hire an online dating coach to help you make the most of your online dating experience. They help write and refine your profile, some will even write it for you completely. They will help pick out your profile picture. They guide... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, online dating coach, cyrano

Ashley Madison

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 30, 2010

Online dating continues to evolve every day. It's not just singles looking for a relationship anymore. Soon, there will be online dating sites for any kind of relationship you can imagine. Those that are the "accepted" and those that are definitely not. Fairly shortly, if not already, users will be able to find any kind of relationship helper they desire. Pedophiles, rapists, whatever you can think of. There's an audience out there for everything and there's someone who is ready to make a dollar off of it.

Ashley Madison is a site that helps users to have affairs. Now, affairs... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships, online dating, cheating, affairs, ashley madison, cheaters

Pick Me Up

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 21, 2010

The online dating/social networking site conducted a study to reveal the most successful pick up or opening line phrases in online dating. These phrases seem to differ by culture, but one phrase won out over all the others...."You have beautiful lips." Interesting no?

Commenting on someone's lips is very personal and conveys a desire to experience said lips. It conjures up visions of kisses. Fantasy worlds where kisses rival anything else one can experience. Kissing is very personal and connects two people immediately body to body. It is of course a gateway, if only in... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, pick up lines

Smoke and Mirrors

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 13, 2010

As a freelance writer, I am always on the lookout for more work. I go through hundreds of potential writing opportunities every week. Recently, I ran across one that made me more than a little concerned about the many who are venturing into the online dating world.

The job was for someone to write a person's online dating profile and then, to answer all their online dating responses. Immediately, thoughts of misrepresentation came to my mind. Having someone else write about you and answer your email seems to open all kinds of doors to a complete misrepresentation of the facts. A... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, online dating safety

Interview: Author Diane Sweeney

By boomergirl, published on Apr 12, 2010 in the 21st century takes you on a hilarious, often poignant journey of online dates, dumps, and disasters. As she discovers the world of Internet dating is blessed by those seeking true love and plagued by those just “seeking.” Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace uncovers the reality of online dating–its pleasures, its horrors, and all the quirky stuff in between.

The author is quite like you or me - an average, thirty-something, working woman of today--sometimes sarcastic, sometimes too honest for her own good--but she does tell it like it is. Professionally, she's set.... (more)

Tags: online dating, kissing frogs in cyberspace, dianne sweeney, finding love on the internet

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