Repeat after me: ‘Oh no, that must have been awful for you.’ There. You just instantly became more attractive to men (hey, it’s cheaper than buying an LBD). Use that – or a similarly supportive phrase – on a first date or even in an initial tweet with a guy you’re really into, and you could’ve made a love match …
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 …
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.
Cate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.