The top 10 words you need to use on your profile to bag a date online

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Do you often wonder what you should write in that dreaded 'About Me' section on online dating profiles? It always seems so hard to find the right balance between being too boring and too egotistical, doesn't it? Well, now experts have identified which words you should be using in your profile to bag that dream…

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Relationship site The IceBreak gives Couple Therapy by Computer

Anna Leach Dating online, Top Stories 1 Comment

Hit a wall in your relationship? You might think that going for a dinner date or having a Talk is the answer. But how about signing into a website, answering some questions and looking at how your responses compare with globally-compiled statistics? It seems counter-intuitive to look for the answer to an emotional problem in…

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Nerdy girls are more likely to be into "rough sex" – another fun fact from OkayCupid

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Women who use the words "dorky" or "nerdy" to describe themselves are also more likely to be into uh rough sex, according to some stats from dating site OkayCupid. The same isn't true for men. Of course, words like tattoo and piercing have a much stronger correlation with a taste for rough sex. Still -…

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Tweet a lot? You're more likely to masturbate & have short relationships

Anna Leach Dating online, Twitter 1 Comment

Apparently people who are more active on Twitter have shorter relationships, and uh, are more likely to masturbate. Are we surprised? It's all science. The data has been compiled by dating site OkayCupid. Their users answer a lot of questions about themselves and their behaviours to help the site judge their compatibility with potential dates.…

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Cupid's little helpers: Top 10 dating apps

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There was a time when online dating was considered only as a last resort for the lonely hearts of the world, a reserve of the desperate and needy littered with the photos of loveless catowners. Over the past couple of years everything has changed. The stigma has fallen away, the success stories are rolling in…

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Bad dates – there's an app for that

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Want to record a play-by-play experience of a dreadful date and share it with other people live on the internet? There's an app for that. Well of course you could do it on Facebook or Twitter, but if you want to keep your bitching anonymous - then you should consider BadOnlineDates, the iPhone app. You'll…

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Why you should ask your date if he thinks nuclear war is exciting: Helpful, statistically-backed dating advice from OkayCupid.com

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If you want your dates to be statistically above-average successful, then you should cast an eye over this research by dating site OkayCupid. These guys have trawled through 736million responses from their members about dating conversations and come up with a list of what lines work best. I for one am glad that some maths…

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Love.co.uk offers, yes, LOVE – plus some personalised dating tips

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Been leaving the search for true love a little late again this year? Well, maybe this handy little website will help you. Yes, it is a new dating website. YES IT IS. Optimistically named Love.co.uk (I suppose half-heartedshag.co.uk wouldn't have the same positive associations) it promises to help you find love, soon. Launching on V-day,…

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First Date, Second Life – the site bringing dating to the virtual world

Anna Leach Dating online, Features, Top Stories 3 Comments

With the strapline "First Date, Second Life" - PlzSayYes is a dating site with a twist - the twist being that instead of meeting and dating people in the Starbucks down the road, you get to meet them in the virtual world of Second Life. But it's not just avatar cuddles.. the idea is that…

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Social Dating: What is it? and should you be doing it?

Anna Leach Dating online, Features, Social networking, Top Stories 2 Comments

We know what online dating is. We've been there, done that, gone to the dodgy bars. And of course we know what social networking is. But I was intrigued to see that there is now a new kind of dating - social dating. And according to Badoo that's what you should be doing now. Coincidentally,…

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Fatepod: a dating site for following up on those chance encounters

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At ShinyShiny we maintain a healthy interest in both online dating sites and things with silly names, so of course we were delighted to hear about new online dating site called "Fatepod", launching on Monday. I don't know where the "pod" bit comes from, but the "Fate" bit is there for a very good reason.…

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How technology has changed dating for ever..

Anna Leach Dating online, Top Stories, Trending 2 Comments

Things ain't like how they used to be. In the past twenty years, technology has changed everything from the publishing industry to home videos. Dating has not escaped. Tell us what you think in the poll at the bottom... How technology has made dating a nightmare... 1) The privacy of gadgets Just noticed an article…

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Google accused of sexism for censoring cougars but accepting sugardaddies

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In another case of a tech company getting involved with public morals, Google came under flak for branding a dating site where older women can meet younger men as "not family safe". This time, the tech giant is accused of being sexist. The founder of Canadian site Cougarlife.com found that Google had classified adverts for…

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Porn industry blames $74m decline on the rise of online dating

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Contrary to everything ever written, it seems that people are actually getting a bit tired of porn on the internet. Turns out they'd rather engage in flirtatious chat, profile skimming and all the other things that comprise online dating. It seems the porn industry has lost $74m recently and it blames the rise of online…

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Fancy a Virtual Date? Weopia adds virtual dates to the online search for love

Anna Leach Dating online, Features 1 Comment

Apparently, people find online dating a bit frustrating. Daters spend a lot of time searching profiles but alliances and flirtations formed online don't always translate into to good dates in real life. New site Weopia claims they bridge the gap between Instant Messaging and real life encounters - providing a virtual date space that your…

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Top Ten Dating Apps on iPhone

Anna Leach Dating online, Features, Fun Stuff, Mobile phone apps, Top Stories, Trending 26 Comments

Ah dating, love it or hate it, it's got to be done unless you are lucky enough to be a)in a relationship b)have a great cat and don't give a damn. Anyway, it makes it all a bit easier when it's on your iPhone: saving you time, money and sparing you those awkward moments when…

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Location-based dating: Lovestruck.com gets an iPhone app

Anna Leach Dating online, Features, Top Stories 2 Comments

When you glance at someone's profile on a dating site you'd expect to read about their favourite films.. but not to find out that they are 24 metres away from you. Well, wake up and smell the after-work cocktails, because as of next week you'll be able to. I had a sneak preview today of…

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UK Snow increases interest in illicit encouters…

Anna Leach Dating online, Features 1 Comment

Apparently the snow across Britain this week is disrupting more than public transport. Looks like marriages may be taking a hit too - well - if a report from a UK-based extra-marital dating site is to be believed. Illicitencounters.com say that they received a huge surge in traffic yesterday, a rise it puts down to…

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The Wall Street Journal offers advice on Facebook relationships – thanks.

Anna Leach Dating online, Facebook 1 Comment

Not content with being a leading financial authority on issues like - should I sell or buy 10,000 BP shares today? The Wall Street Journal is now doling out Online Relationship Advice - so listen up netizens. However, after a little read of the article "When Old Flames beckon on Facebook" we feel that perhaps…

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