Do dating apps have a prostitution problem?News from Washington Post:
By Caitlin Dewey July 21 at 11:07 AM
A fake sex worker on Tinder. (Symantec)
Fake sex workers are everywhere on Tinder, according to a new report by the security firm Symantec.
What the report doesn’t mention: Real sex workers aren’t unheard of on dating sites, either.
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Two Creepy Innovations to Make Your Skin CrawlNews from Wall Street Daily:
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11 Online Dating Tips Every Girl NEEDS To KnowNews from soFeminine.co.uk:
After one too many nights curled up on the couch watching Gossip Girl reruns, you’ve decided it’s time to pull yourself together. Why? Because you’re way too hot to be wasting your good looks on a couch and a tub of chocolate ice cream. That’s why.It’s about freakin’ time you get back out into the dating world and snag yourself a Prince Charming. Right? Right.Our suggestion? Give online dating a shot.But before you do, check out a few dos [...] Continue Reading…
How to make online dating work for youNews from The San Luis Obispo Tribune:
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First there was the matchmaker. Then there was the bar scene. Now’s there’s online dating. In the 15 years or so since its inception, online dating has displaced family, school and the office as the most common way to meet other singles.
Internet dating services boast an enviable track record. They’re used by more than 40 million Americans, according to the Statistic Brain website. Seventeen percent of last year’s brides and grooms met [...] Continue Reading…
When Harry Met eHarmonyNews from The Atlantic:Online dating! Delayed marriages! Hollywood hasn’t caught up to the way we love now.
The romantic comedy has created, on top of everything else, a new genre: the obituary for the romantic comedy. Sometimes the obits gloat (as in: good riddance to the genre that gave us Valentine’s Day); more often, though, they mourn. “It’s not only that audiences are refusing to see romantic comedies,” LA Weekly’s Amy Nicholson noted in February, having made the death declaration. “It’s that romantic comedies aren’t getting made, at [...] Continue Reading…
Motor Sports, Reality TV, And Wrestling Are Popular Interests Among The Least …News from Business Insider:
The Bachelor”The Bachelor”Facebook data and online dating profiles can reveal surprising details about how our backgrounds influence our interests.
Part of dating site AYI.com’s dating algorithm involves putting users into “communities” based on Facebook interests. A user who likes “Star Wars” will be placed in the Sci-Fi community, and a user who lists themselves as a fan of the New York Giants will [...] Continue Reading…
Summer of Love: Tips regarding online datingNews from myfox8.com:
Is what you see really what you get online?
Relationship experts say the main reason people are skeptical about online dating is because many people are not honest when it comes to what they look like.
As we continue our Summer of Love series, professional matchmakers give advice on how to ditch the deception and catch someone’s eye just as you are.
Professional matchmaker Laurie Berzack says the most important part of being online is the photograph.
“Women can sometimes see a little bit below [...] Continue Reading…
Match.com Using Facial-Recognition Technology To Help Users Find Dates That …News from CBS Local:
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas) – Popular dating site Match.com will use photos of users’ exes to determine which type of look they’re attracted to in order to find them a dating match.
The dating site has partnered with Three Day Rule, a Los Angeles-based matchmaking service, which has dating experts that act as personal dating concierges who hand-select and personally meet every potential match before making a formal introduction to clients, Mashable reports.
Members of Match.com will [...] Continue Reading…
Will Tinder’s Trouble Spread to IAC’s Online Dating Empire?News from Businessweek:
For the young and single, Tinder is appealing as a phone-based way to find dates. Wall Street types find the app exciting for a completely different reason. Investors have been hoping Tinder’s success could lead IAC/InterActive (IACI), which owns Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid, to spin off its online dating businesses into a separate company under the Match moniker. And that, in turn, would make IAC shares more valuable.
Tinder now finds itself in trouble. The startup is facing a sexual [...] Continue Reading…
Limit Your Target-Dating to Match.com or e-HarmonyNews from GuruFocus.com:
Always question assumptions – even from “experts.”
This week’s Barron’s cover story glorifiesTarget-Date funds.
The idea behind the concept is that investors are simply too dumb to effectively manage their own retirement accounts. Buy a target-date fund, though, and one of the big investment managers like Fidelity, Vanguard or T. Rowe Price (TROW), will allocate your money between stocks, bonds and cash based on your projected retirement year.
The theory is that investors will be spared the pain of extreme bear markets via professional [...] Continue Reading…
Incidents bring warning about online dating from Racine chiefNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
By Robert Gebelhoff of the Journal Sentinel
July 5, 2014
In response to recent cases of local crime related to online dating, Racine Police Chief Art Howell issued a warning Friday night about the dangers of connecting with people on the Internet.
“Whether communicating with unknown individuals on Craigslist to purchase goods, or using social media for dating purposes, citizens must take precautionary steps to stay safe,” Howell’s statement said.
Howell’s statement referred to an attempted homicide in which a victim [...] Continue Reading…