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Bachelors, It's Time to Toss Your Gross Old Pillows

Seriously, no one wants to sleep on those: Serena Golden

(Newser) - If you've braved the world of dating, there's one undeniable fact of which you are likely aware: Single men have terrible pillows. The guy you're dating might have one good pillow (which he insists on using himself) or he might have nothing but bad pillows. Either way,... More »

Woman Selling Breakup Blender on Craigslist

It's a reconditioned Vitamix

(Newser) - "Who buys someone they're dumping a Vitamix?" That's the question of a Brooklyn woman selling a certified reconditioned 5200 series Vitamix online, Daily Dot reports. The appliance—asking price just $400—indeed was a break-up gift of sorts. "He clearly wants to break up, but makes... More »

Top 10 Cities for Dating and Real Estate

Minneapolis win this unusual category

(Newser) - has come up with a unique twist on the usual "best cities" format. This one ranks the top cities for singles who are looking to meet a soulmate but who are also looking to buy a home in the meantime. Factors including affordability, things to do,... More »

Site Helps You Flee Trump, Find Canadian Soulmate

That's right—a dating site for people defecting to Canada if Donald Trump wins the presidency

(Newser) - Looking for true love? Thinking of fleeing to Canada if Donald Trump wins the general election in November? Now you can take care of both in one fell swoop thanks to a site that promises to "make dating great again," Global News reports. Maple Match "makes it... More »

Rumor Mill: Rupert Murdoch’s Ex Dating Putin

Wendi Deng said to be 'serious' about Russian leader, per very loose rumor

(Newser) - It's maybe not the "who's dating who" news any of us expected this week, but it certainly is the most … interesting. Per Us Weekly , whispers are circulating that Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, has a new beau who enjoys shirtless horseback... More »

Weary of Swiping on Tinder? Bot Will Flirt for You

Casanova claims to bring more confidence to pickup lines than real men do

(Newser) - Apparently Tinder's requirement that users swipe left to reject a profile and right to make a connection is just too demanding, prompting two 24-year-olds fresh out of the University of Southern Florida to unleash a new bot, called Casanova, to do the heavy lifting for you. Users let Casanova... More »

Best Opening Lines for Online Daters

Do not go with 'Hey, what's up?'

(Newser) - Oh, the stress of dating apps: What opening line to use on the person who "swiped right," in order to make sure they don't change their mind about you? Dating app Hinge is here to help you out. It wrote more than 100 opening lines, and 22%... More »

Oddly, Women Are More Likely to End a Marriage

Study shows the same thing doesn't hold for dating relationships

(Newser) - Women are more likely than men to end a marriage—that's something that's already been established. But a new study casts that fact in a rather odd light. Researchers had thought that was the case with divorce because that's the case in general. Not so. "The... More »

Book Clubs Play Big Role for Women in Dating

They feel it helps them find just the right partner, says study

(Newser) - A sociologist's research into women and book clubs will no doubt be interesting for the women themselves, but it might be more interesting for those who hope to date them. In short, those potential suitors better get reading because, romantically speaking, it matters a lot. "American women utilized... More »

Harvard Grad: Find Me a Girlfriend, I'll Give You $10K

Ren Lu You, 29, has money to spend but no time for bad dates

(Newser) - Ren Lu You is searching for love—and willing to pay $10,000 to the Cupid who makes it happen. The Harvard business grad/Birmingham, Ala., resident says he's been on 30 dates in the last 10 months but none have set his heart aflutter, reports WGN . Now, the private... More »

Love at First Sight? Sure, If You're Equally Attractive

Couples who know each other more than a month are less alike in attractiveness

(Newser) - "Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?" So asked poet Christopher Marlowe some 500 years ago, and now social scientists say they've got a scientific answer to the romantic notion that attraction is instant. It turns out that people who started dating within a month of... More »

Woman Has 136 Online Dates, No Second Date

Belinda Stuckey of Australia has made 4,700 matches on eHarmony

(Newser) - An Australian school teacher says she's had 136 dates over 17 months but never a second date—because the mutual attraction just isn't there, E! News reports. "I know who I am and what I want and I just can't find a man who is worthy... More »

Where We Most Like to Go on a First Date

Order a Starbucks latte and hope it's love?

(Newser) - Coffee really does mean coffee on a lot of first dates, according to a survey from dating app Clover : The iPhone-only app analyzed data from its 200,000 users to determine that Starbucks is the most popular first-date destination (its blog post says the data "clearly shows" Starbucks is... More »

Survey Reveals Proper Number of Dates Before Sex

Worldwide, the average is 3.53

(Newser) - For single people around the world, it seems that date No. 4 is the one most likely to end up in the bedroom for the first time. A TimeOut survey asked 11,000 people in 24 cities, "After how many dates is it appropriate to have sex?" and came... More »

Your Dating App Could Bring Down the Entire Office

Report warns using same phone for work, play could expose company to hackers

(Newser) - As if online dating weren't fraught with enough pitfalls , an IBM study published yesterday found that 26 of 41 popular Android dating apps, or 63%, had "medium to severe" security vulnerabilities that could leave users open to hacks, Reuters reports. And almost half of the companies reviewed for... More »

Mensa Helping the Brilliant Find Love

Thanks to new partnership

(Newser) - Good news for brainiacs who are struggling to find love: has partnered with Mensa to help bring the IQ-blessed together. This week saw the launch of a Mensa-specific channel on dubbed Mensa Match , where, as USA Today explains, access is limited to those who meet Mensa'... More »

What It's Like to Date in a Religion of Just 1M

Conventions, Google chats pave way to marriage

(Newser) - When there are only one million followers of your religion on the planet, it can be a little hard to meet people—especially when that religion requires marrying another Druze if one's children are to be members of the faith. The Arab religion developed about 1,000 years ago,... More »

Police Chief Accused of Dating Fugitive Heroin Addict

Lucas Mace faces 12 criminal counts in Ohio village

(Newser) - A former Ohio police chief is facing 12 criminal charges for allegedly harboring a woman sought on drug charges—and dating her in his spare time, Raw Story reports. As police chief of Glouster, Ohio (population 1,800), Lucas Mace met 23-year-old Hillary Hooper on the scene of a traffic... More »

Worst First Date Ever? Guy Swipes Woman's Dog, TV

You'll just have to up your 'Worst First Date Ever' game, America

(Newser) - Most people go on dates lookin' for love, but this one ended instead with a little larceny: A New Jersey woman went out Thursday night with "Joel," a guy she met on an online dating site, reports the Daily Record . She took him back to her place, and... More »

eHarmony: Pay $5K, Get Matched by a Human

Company VP admits some things are 'too hard for a computer'

(Newser) - eHarmony is pretty serious about about pairing "deeply compatible singles," but if its 29 Dimensions® of Compatibility can't find you your perfect mate, the dating site will soon offer a Plan B: Pay $5,000 for eH+ , which lands you your very own personal counselor for a... More »

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