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Grindr Busted Making 'Disturbing' HIV Revelations

Company admits it has shared users' HIV status with 2 analytics vendors

(Newser) - If Grindr users share their HIV status on the gay dating app, they may assume that revelation will stay among themselves, potential partners, and Grindr. But BuzzFeed reported Monday that Grindr shared that data (including HIV status and "last tested date," as well as email addresses) with two... More »

One Dating App Has Just Taken On a 'Very Tricky Battle'

Bumble to yank pictures of users with guns, knives, or other dangerous weapons

(Newser) - Bumble's slogan is "Date, Meet, Network Better," not "Show Off Your Glock, Meet, Network Better." Which is why, in the wake of mass shootings such as the one in Parkland, the dating app is nixing any individual photos showing users with guns, knives, or other... More »

Facebook Has an Interesting Dating Rule

Employees get one shot to get a co-worker to go out with them

(Newser) - Buried in a larger piece about how companies are handling employee relationships in the wake of the #metoo movement—the upshot: they're reexamining their relationship policies and, per one lawyer, "drawing a hard line in the sand" about those in plum positions dating subordinates—comes an interesting dating... More »

Woman Accused of Causing $300K in Damage on First Date

Lindy Lou Layman allegedly got drunk, trashed lawyer's art collection

(Newser) - Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. Lindy Lou Layman was arrested Saturday on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee, the AP... More »

Why Today's Teens Don't Act Their Age

'Helicopter parenting' is one factor, researchers say

(Newser) - Compared to a generation ago, today's young people are dawdling when it comes to experiencing behaviors traditionally seen as precursors to adulthood: drinking, driving, having sex, and joining the workforce. As a result, they're often called "lazy"—but that's not exactly accurate. According to researchers,... More »

Your Date Cares a Lot About Your Credit Score

That number is a window into character and behavior

(Newser) - It may not sound romantic, but dating apps are offering researchers great insights into what most people tend to want in prospective partners. And multiple consumer surveys and academic studies have recently found that, at least when it comes to looking for a prospective partner, one's credit score is... More »

Suit: Woman Spent $150K on Matchmaker, Got Mr. Awfuls

Including a guy who said past trauma made him lie uncontrollably

(Newser) - A retired corporate executive said in a lawsuit that she spent $150,000 on a matchmaking service that set her up with a string of highly incompatible suitors, including men who were married, mentally unstable, or felons, the AP reports. Darlene Daggett, former president for US commerce for the QVC... More »

Students Carry on Epic Tinder Exchange for 3 Years

And now it's scored them a trip to Hawaii

(Newser) - Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec have kept up an epic Tinder conversation for nearly three years—and after it recently went viral, their story scored them a free trip to Hawaii. BuzzFeed details how it all started for the Kent State University students when they matched on the dating app... More »

Man Calls His Date 'Threat to Civilized Society,' Sues Her

Brandon Vezmar wants $17.31 back after he says woman texted during movie

(Newser) - "I am fully aware of the weirdness of this situation," Brandon Vezmar tells KVUE . The 37-year-old from Austin, Texas, filed a complaint Thursday in Travis County small-claims court against a 35-year-old Round Rock woman for $17.31—the price of the 3D movie ticket he purchased for her... More »

Match Made in Heaven? New Dating App Lets Friends Decide

They even design the user's profile

(Newser) - Tired of the online dating world? Let your friends do the searching and swiping. So says Tina Wilson, a Londoner who found after a breakup that her friends were trying to play matchmaker, but that they didn't have any good tools to find someone for her online, reports Mashable... More »

NJ Trooper Accused of Covering Up Creative Dating Method

Marquice Prather allegedly pulled women over to try to get them to go out with him

(Newser) - Lots of people fall in love at work, but one New Jersey state trooper seemingly took this life goal to the extreme and is now paying the price for it. NJ.com reports that Marquice Prather, 37, was arrested Friday on records tampering charges and suspended without pay after authorities... More »

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) - Realtor.com 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 »

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