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Match.com can get your next date to look like your ex. Creepy

Match.com has just announced it’s providing THE creepiest service possible, taking personalised matchmaking to a whole new level. In partnership with Three Day Rule, the dating website will find you a date who looks like your ex. You simply send them some pictures, and they find a match. The service costs $5,000 (£2,950) for a six-month membership. Yep, we did …

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Hayley MinnMatch.com can get your next date to look like your ex. Creepy

12 WTF Sites from the weird and wonderful world of online dating

If you're not in a relationship it can be hard to find a decent girl or guy who isn't a complete scumbag or just incredibly boring, but we want you to be able to have lots of sex and run…

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Becca Caddy12 WTF Sites from the weird and wonderful world of online dating

Cupid's little helpers: Top 10 dating apps

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…

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LauraMuldoonCupid's little helpers: Top 10 dating apps

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

Weird website of the week: Takemetodinner.co.uk

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This isn’t an escort site. It’s isn’t. Just because the members set the amount the dater will have to pay them to attend a date, it’s *not* an escort site. Just because the descriptions people put of themselves often include the euphemistic ‘open minded’ and that many of the girls seem to have an upper age limit of about 65 for the people they will date, this is NOT an escort site.

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Susi WeaserWeird website of the week: Takemetodinner.co.uk

Hot fuss: why is online dating still treated as though it's mysterious and new?

eh5.jpgCate Sevilla writes…

Can we get over this whole “online dating” thing and stop calling it a phenomena? After its initial boom and mystery practically 10 years ago, why are we still freaking out about it? I suppose that it’s still technically new, and that the Internet and social networking and meeting people online is somewhat scary to the more conservative and the blessed technophobes.

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CateHot fuss: why is online dating still treated as though it's mysterious and new?

Social networking at its worst: Playerblock.com

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Much like Don’tdatehimgirl, Playerblock allows you to find out about your potential partner from those who have dated him previously. This one is accessible via SMS, so no sooner has he said “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” then you can whip out your mobile and find out about his dating potential. If the line regarding heaven didn’t give you enough of a clue in the first place, that is.

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Susi WeaserSocial networking at its worst: Playerblock.com

Tila Tequila turns MySpace popularity into bisexual MTV dating show

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The problem with having a lot (like 2 million a lot) of friends on MySpace is that, much like a Hollywood celeb, it makes it difficult to know who likes you for you, and not your, erm…. MySpace success. I don’t have this problem, as my only friend is the ever-chummy Tom. Tila Tequila, however, does, and she’s come up with a Generation X solution to it – an MTV dating show.

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Susi WeaserTila Tequila turns MySpace popularity into bisexual MTV dating show

Weird Website of the Week: Dontdatehimgirl.com

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It’s the reason the internet was created. It’s the ultimate destination for Social Networking. It’s a completely voyeuristic look into people’s relationship, and a great place to realise that at least your ex-boyfriend wasn’t *that* horrid.

Dontdatehimgirl.com is a site where women go to bitch. Or alternatively, warn other women about the losers they have dated, so they don’t have to go through the same thing. I suspect it’s the former though.

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Susi WeaserWeird Website of the Week: Dontdatehimgirl.com

Nothing screams romance like Pac-Man and beer

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If you enjoy such classy past times as chugging beer and playing arcade games, Barcade is probably a fantasy come true. Apparently, Barcade is where all of the cool kids are hanging out these days, drinking draft beer, and playing the old-school arcade games such as Pac-Man and Frogger. This place is apparently so hip, it’s even got a Myspace profile. And a page on Friendster. And a Flickr account! (They’re so Generation Y / Web 2.0, it hurts.) Apparently there’s a whole new wave of arcade goers, and surprisingly, or not, they’re mostly 20-30-year-olds. Nolan Bushnell, the founder of the original Atari game company and Chuck E. Cheese, opened a swanky restaurant in LA mall, complete with video-game equipped tables. He says his target is the adult dating set, ‘cuz you know, nothing screams romance like draft beer and Pac-Man.

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CateNothing screams romance like Pac-Man and beer

My addiction to meeting people online…and then offline

Katherine Hannaford writes… Hi, my name is Katherine Hannaford, and I…I'm…I'm an addict. I have an illness which is potentially life-threatening, and takes hours away from my day in maintenance. No, I'm not up the Hilary Duff, I'm…addicted to…

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Katherine HannafordMy addiction to meeting people online…and then offline