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13 lies we tell ourselves about online dating

So, we're all only on Tinder because everyone else is. I mean, you only just started this whole online dating malarkey this week, you're pretty much new to it all, aren't you? Stop lying! It's fine, online dating is acceptable, yet we all still tell ourselves and others every single one of these lies, just…

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Hayley Minn13 lies we tell ourselves about online dating

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

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

WTF: MatchPuppy is online dating for your dog

A new social networking site has been launched to ensure your furry friends have innocent play dates or serious mating activity with the right partner. We genuinely couldn't make this up. New to the realm of "WTF WHY DOES THIS ACTUALLY EXIST?!" comes MatchPuppy, which is essentially a New York-based online dating site for your…

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Becca CaddyWTF: MatchPuppy is online dating for your dog

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

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

Dating is the new farming: Social dating app Badoo overtakes Farmville on Facebook

It seems that dating is the new farming- at least as far as Facebook users are concerned. Dating app Badoo is now the most second most popular app on Facebook with more than 55m monthly active users, and gaining nearly 1m people every day according to AppData. That puts it ahead of Zynga's Farmville -…

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Anna LeachDating is the new farming: Social dating app Badoo overtakes Farmville on Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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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Anna LeachSocial Dating: What is it? and should you be doing it?

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

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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Anna LeachFatepod: a dating site for following up on those chance encounters

How technology has changed dating for ever..

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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Anna LeachHow technology has changed dating for ever..

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

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

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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Anna LeachThe Wall Street Journal offers advice on Facebook relationships – thanks.

How to send the best internet dating message ever

Good spelling helps you get dates and mentioning zombies is much more likely to start a conversation up than chatting about god says a survey of first messages on dating website OkCupid. Finally there are some hard statistics out on this most delicate area of internet interaction. The people behind OkCupid have analysed 50,000 first…

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Anna LeachHow to send the best internet dating message ever

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

The Indian SMS resolution, or, why calling girls fat makes them like you

India holds a beguiling mix of modern living and traditional values; systems of etiquette sometimes considered old fashioned in the west continue to thrive. Unexpectedly, SMS text messages are beginning to cause a shift in social norms, providing young people with a way of flirting and communicating that would be unthinkable or, at the very…

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Staff WriterThe Indian SMS resolution, or, why calling girls fat makes them like you

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?

Facebook and Match.com sitting in a tree…

There has never been a better time to cull your friends list, it's true, but what if you've been using the book of faces expressly to meet that special someone - or at least the person who'll do for now? It's about to get easier with Little Black Book, an application rumoured to be launching…

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Staff WriterFacebook and Match.com sitting in a tree…

It's a party on your iPod; find a date the easy way

Dating can be hard for a geek girl, as the plethora of websites out there proclaiming to find you your soul mate can seem a little overwhelming, and you'd rather just go for a walk with your iPod than bother with it all. Well, now you can walk and date with you Pod! (you knew…

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Zara RabinowiczIt's a party on your iPod; find a date the easy way