Big data on micro servers? You bet.

Posted on 17 Jun 2011 In: Online Dating

Big data on micro servers? You bet. News from GigaOm:
SeaMicro’s SM10000-64 server.

Online dating service eHarmony is using SeaMicro’s specialized Intel Atom-powered servers as the foundation of its Hadoop infrastructure, demonstrating that big data might be a killer app for low-powered micro servers. The general consensus is that specialized gear from startups such as SeaMicro and Calxeda — which can save money and power by using processors initially designed for netbooks and smartphones instead of servers — will need to attract both applications and big-name users before it really catche…………… [...] Continue Reading…

Sheriff warns of online dating scam attempt

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 In: Online Dating

Sheriff warns of online dating scam attempt News from Crestview News Bulletin:At the beginning of June a Crestview resident notified the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office of an online dating scam.
The woman had begun corresponding with a man through an Internet dating site. She said they had established a close online friendship, but he then attempted to use her to scam Western Union.
The victim says the man advised her he would send money through the mail and needed her to electronically transfer it via Western Union to an address in [...] Continue Reading…

Single Parent Dating Tips: Your Questions Answered

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 In: Dating

Single Parent Dating Tips: Your Questions Answered News from Huffington Post:cnn.com: You’ve mastered the playdate, but now it’s time for the date-date. If you’re feeling nervous or confused about entering the complex world of dating again, you’re not alone. Read on as single parents share their dating dilemmas and Amy Spencer, relationship expert and author of “Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match” solves them. Read the whole story: cnn.com ‘; var coords = [-5, -72]; // display fb-bubble [...] Continue Reading…

Dating Advice: Online dating myths busted

Posted on 15 Jun 2011 In: Online Dating

Dating Advice: Online dating myths busted News from The Independent:
Online dating is as much a part of everyday life as social networking sites are these days, yet despite this there still seems to be many myths surrounding it. Online dating is now the third most popular way to meet a potential partner and is a great way to cast your net a little wider than your immediate social circle to meet people, whom you might otherwise never have met. If you haven’t tried online dating yet or [...] Continue Reading…

The science of sex: Secret online dating tips revealed by Harvard math majors … News from Daily Mail:
By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 10:36 AM on 23rd May 2011 More people have ventured into the potentially hazardous waters of online dating than would care to admit – and some of their adventures have been truly hair-raising. Now a group of former Harvard math majors are crunching the data to reveal the secret tips of the online dater, displaying them in – naturally – graph form. Men, for example, [...] Continue Reading…

Match.com Faces Controversy Over Sexual Assault

Posted on 10 May 2011 In: Online Dating

Match.com Faces Controversy Over Sexual Assault News from The Bottom Line:Melissa BippartStaff Writer
The recently popular Match.com internet dating site is under scrutiny for a controversy involving a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man she met through the website. The woman, who is choosing to remain anonymous throughout the investigation, has now instigated a rape suit against the website.
The woman had gone on two dates with her fellow Match.com user and claims that she was sexually assaulted at the end of their second date. After running a [...] Continue Reading…

Dating Tips in an Era of the Internet & Social Media

Posted on 9 May 2011 In: Dating

Dating Tips in an Era of the Internet & Social Media
News from Fox News:

The old rules on dating need a little tweak to make them more realistic and in tune with our fast- paced lives of telecommuting, Internet dating, and social media. Though these virtual dating avenues are the “lazy man’s” version of dating, nonetheless below are a few dating tips to help you find the right person for you.

Tip #1: Look beyond the pretty face

Though chemistry is something every relationship needs, don’t let physical attraction be your [...] Continue Reading…

Report: 30% Of Couples Who Have Internet Access Met Online News from YourTango:New research shows online dating has boomed, and changed the way couples connect worldwide.
If you’re single and you’ve never tried online dating, you’ve probably thought about it. Watch TV and you’ll be bombarded with ads for PlentyOfFish, Match.com and eHarmony. You probably have a friend (or several) who met her husband on a social-networking or dating site. Everyone seems to be looking for love on the Internet, and with good reason. While it’s still more common to [...] Continue Reading…

Accused dating scammer pleads guilty

Posted on 9 May 2011 In: Online Dating

Accused dating scammer pleads guilty News from NewsChannel 9 WSYR:Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A man accused of using online dating websites to meet women and then defrauding businesses such as flower shops in an effort to woo them pleaded guilty in Onondaga County Court on Monday morning.Once he had won those women’s hearts, he proceeded to defraud them as well.Donald VanValkenburg, 43, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and will be sentenced on July 22 to five years of probation.The plea settles all charges in Onondaga County.Nan Hayner, the owner of [...] Continue Reading…

Match.com to screen for sex offenders

Posted on 9 May 2011 In: Online Dating

Match.com to screen for sex offenders News from CNET:Match.com will start checking its members against a national sex offenders registry.
The company expects to start the new policy in 60 to 90 days, Match.com told CNET this morning, and confirmed that the policy will affect both new and existing members.
Match.com has been considering the option for a while, but yesterday’s decision was hastened as a result of the attention brought on by a lawsuit filed last week, spokesman Matthew Traub told the Associated Press yesterday.
A woman in California has sued [...] Continue Reading…