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14 best dating apps: Tinder, Clover, Happn, eHarmony

Online dating no longer has a stigma attached to it with so many people using different apps to bag a date, get introduced to new people or even meet a future husband/wife each day (even if we do still lie to ourselves and others about it all of the time). With it being one…

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Hayley Minn14 best dating apps: Tinder, Clover, Happn, eHarmony
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Does being supportive make you more attractive?

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…

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Diane ShipleyDoes being supportive make you more attractive?
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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…

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

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

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

FACEBOOK: Would Love 2 lets you date (not bang) your mates

Last week we were all exposed to the horror that was Bang With Friends, a Facebook app thing that hooked you up with mates that you want to "bang", who also want to "bang" you, because apparently the world of the internet isn't gross and sleazy enough and some people find it really hard to…

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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 through meadows and send each other cute emails and all of that other stuff that…

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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 years everything has changed. The stigma has fallen away, the success stories are rolling in…

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Grindr goes mainstream – but what will it take to make it in the straight market?

Grindr - the hook-up app currently being used by over 700,000 gay, straight and curious men - is sure getting some airtime. Shortly after Steven Fry explained the concept to Jeremy Clarkson and the viewers of Top Gear, The Guardian's Polly Vernon asks whether the app constitutes 'a new sexual revolution'. With an app for…

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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 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

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

Weird website of the week: Takemetodinner.co.uk

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…

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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?

Cate Sevilla writes... Can we get over this whole "online dating" thing and stop calling it a phenomenon? 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…

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

Tila Tequila turns MySpace popularity into bisexual MTV dating show

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,…

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Weird Website of the Week: Dontdatehimgirl.com

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 relationships, 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…

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Susi WeaserWeird Website of the Week: Dontdatehimgirl.com

Nothing screams romance like Pac-Man and beer

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,…

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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 meeting people off the internet. There, I've said it, you know my weakness now. There's just…

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Katherine HannafordMy addiction to meeting people online…and then offline

Singelring: broadcast your single status to the world

Back in the olden days, when I was in University, we used to have these Freshers Week club nights at which attendees could let their fellow flirters know whether they were "spoken for" or not by attaching a great big sticker to their chests. Red meant you were with someone, green meant "take me now,…

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Staff WriterSingelring: broadcast your single status to the world