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Tag Archive | "Online Dating"

Your Call: Will This Online Fling Lead to Anything?

Friday, September 17, 2010


Share your advice for this reader in the comments section below… Dear Em & Lo, There is this guy I have been talking to online. Both of us feel that vibe in the air and we know we are so right for each other. He has girlfriend, but still he enjoys his time and shares [...]

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Researchers Argue Over Whether Cougar Dating Exists

Thursday, September 2, 2010


photo via IMDB When we read that a researcher at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff had released a study claiming that the cougar dating trend is a myth and a media construct, we were ready to buy his argument. After all, we’ve witnessed first-hand — and have occasionally, shame on us, been responsible [...]

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Virgin Dating Site Leaves Us Speechless… Almost

Friday, August 13, 2010


photo by Rafael Acorsi Browsing the dating site YouandMeArePure.com left us temporarily speechless, and then clutching for the right words to express our… awe? The top five things that boggled our minds: For grammar nerds who are bothered by the site’s name, the very first sentence at the top of the entire site helpfully explains, [...]

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When We Lie Online, At Least We Do It Consistently

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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It’s not exactly breaking news that people lie like rugs in their online dating profiles. “Recent” photos are a couple years (at least) out of date; the weight someone lists is kind of like that pair of jeans they keep around, hoping they’ll fit again; and the height listed would probably be accurate if the [...]

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Wise Guys: What’s the Biggest First Date Turn-Off?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


photo by Philippe Guillaume Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the number one turn-off on a first date for a guy?” Straight Married Guy (Matt): Bad breath. That would be it for me with the first whiff — any chance of relationship: done. Most other things (obviously [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Is Long-Distance, Virtual Love Real?

Friday, May 7, 2010


photo by NightRPStar Dear Em & Lo, I am a 64 yr old widow of 16 yrs. I met a 59 yr old divorced firefighter online.He says he loves me and is planning to move to my hometown to be with me when he retires this summer. We’ve been chatting online for a month. We [...]

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The Superbowl Ad You WON’T See This Weekend

Monday, February 1, 2010


We used to look forward to Superbowl Sunday for the ads (that, and the excuse to over-indulge in junk food). But it looks like CBS is determined to ruin the one sports-related joy in our lives. First of all they went and accepted an¬†anti-choice ad from conservative Christian group¬†Focus on the Family — apparently CBS [...]

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The 4 Myths of Online Profile Pictures

Monday, January 25, 2010


OkCupid.com is a free online dating site (with, btw, a weirdly all-male staff, save for the one woman on their about page whose title is, even more disturbingly, “office chick”). They cataloged over 7000 photographs (with average attraction ratings and aged 18 to 32) on their site, analyzing 1) facial attitude (Is the person smiling? [...]

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10 Alternatives to an Online Dating Profile Pic

Friday, September 25, 2009

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photo via boingboing A foodie friend of boingboing is so proud of his well-stocked, well-labeled, spotless¬†refrigerator that he uses a photo of its interior instead of a headshot on online dating sites, and emails the pic to women he’s wooing. Leaving aside the fact that a tub of pork fat immediately limits your dating pool [...]

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Reproduction, Us Weekly-style: Celebrity Look-a-Like Sperm Donors

Monday, August 3, 2009

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At the Cryobank sperm bank in (natch) L.A., you can select a donor based on which celebrity he resembles Online dating neophytes will sometimes get lured into a blind date with someone whose profile boasts that they bear a striking resemblance to, say, Robert Pattinson. It takes only one — okay, maybe two or three [...]

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