Great news, cheaters! Ninety-six percent of your friends won’t tell on you

Diane Shipley Fun Stuff 1 Comment

If you want to find out if your partner’s cheating, you’d better start rifling through his credit card receipts or work out the password to his phone quick smart, because you can be all but certain that his friends will never tell you. And the flip side is true, too: if you’re being unfaithful, your…

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

Hayley Minn Dating online Leave a Comment

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

Becca Caddy Facebook Leave a Comment

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

Becca Caddy Top Stories, Trending 2 Comments

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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Cupid's little helpers: Top 10 dating apps

LauraMuldoon Apps, Dating online, Top Stories, Trending Leave a Comment

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?

katebaxter Columns & Opinion Leave a Comment

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

Anna Leach Dating online, Trending 1 Comment

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

Cate Columns & Opinion 1 Comment

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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Tila Tequila turns MySpace popularity into bisexual MTV dating show

Susi Weaser Fun Stuff, Tech News Leave a Comment

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:

Susi Weaser Fun Stuff 3 Comments

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. is a site where women go to bitch. Or alternatively, warn other women about the losers they have…

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Nothing screams romance like Pac-Man and beer

Cate Gaming, Tech News Leave a Comment

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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My addiction to meeting people online…and then offline

Katherine Hannaford Columns & Opinion 4 Comments

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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