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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 to make ourselves feel a …

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Hayley Minn13 lies we tell ourselves about online dating

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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……

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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…

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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 the Journal doesn’t carry the same weight in this area as it does in the zone of the stock markets. Seriously, What Would the Wall Street Journal Do? is not and should not be the question on your lips when that old boyfriend from college adds you as a friend on Facebook.

But in investigating the fraught question of whether to accept friendship requests from old flames, the WSJ makes a few interesting points… and comes up with some Rules.

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

How to send the best internet dating message ever

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Good spelling helps you get dates and mentioning zombies is much more likely to start a conversation up than chatting about god or giving someone your phone number 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 first message on a dating site. The people behind online dating site OkCupid have analysed 50,000 first messages sent on the site and worked out statistically the sort that work best. Which first messages get replies and which sit there ignored, wilting in message inboxes.

Follow on after the jump

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Anna LeachHow to send the best internet dating message ever

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

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

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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 least, massively awkward in person.

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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?

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?

WooMe: Speed dating the webcam way

dating_woomee.jpgNow, I’ve tried out my fair share of Internet dating, and usually the problems I encountered were the same as those my dates no doubt found: he / she looks fine on paper, and even in photos, but in person there is zero chemistry. WooMe aims to solve that problem by combining the benefits of speed dating – a minute to talk to someone and get that gut feeling about them before you bother meeting – with the convenience of the Internet. I wonder if the Skype-like design is intentional…

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Staff WriterWooMe: Speed dating the webcam way