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Tag Archive | "Online Dating"

New York City Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Ariel Sabar’s new book, Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York, follows couples from the 1940s to the present whose matchmaker was New York City. We chatted with him about location-location-location — and what it means for love. EM & LO: What got you first interested [...]

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How to Survive a Blind Date in 6 Easy Steps

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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photo by paris_corrupted The blind date is alive and well, thanks to online dating and well-intentioned grandmothers. But what if your blind date turns out to be a loud talker with halitosis and a goiter? Given the odds, it’s amazing that otherwise intelligent beings ever agree to a blind date. Call it hope triumphing over [...]

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Scientifically Proven First-Date Questions

Monday, February 14, 2011

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image via OKTrends Regular readers of this blog will know that we are mildly obsessed with the dating research blog OKTrends (it’s attached to the dating site OKCupid) — check out our past coverage of OKTrends on the myth of gay evangelism, the (consistent, predictable) way we lie online, misconceptions about¬†online profile photos, and the [...]

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Dubious iPhone App of the Week

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Fake Calls is an iPhone app that lets you receive a fake call on your phone — you can either tap the icon on your home screen (discreetly labeled FC) and your phone will ring in ten seconds, or else you can schedule a call in advance. Your phone will look and sound exactly like [...]

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No, He’s Not Trying to Turn You Gay

Friday, October 29, 2010

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graphic via OKTrends We are completely hooked on the dating research blog OKTrends because of how often it reminds us that the world is, in fact, a sane place — no matter how many of our politicians think that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to teach in schools or die for their country or get [...]

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The REAL Stuff White People Like

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Stuff White Men Like, according to 526K OKCupid profiles StuffWhitePeopleLike (TED Conference? World Cup? Picking their own fruit? Genius!) is one of our favorite blogs in the universe — seriously, it ranks right up there with FAILblog, even if it’s a bit of a one-note joke (but every time we leave it be for a [...]

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Your Call: Will This Online Fling Lead to Anything?

Friday, September 17, 2010

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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

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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

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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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