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Man Robbed, Murdered After Date With Woman He Met Online

Adam Hilarie, who has a 5-year-old daughter, thought the date was going well

(Newser) - A 27-year-old Florida father was robbed and murdered Friday after going on a date with a woman he met online, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Adam Hilarie met 18-year-old Hailey Bustos on the dating website Plenty of Fish and went out with her Thursday. They ended up going back to his... More »

Man Spends 10 Days in Airport Waiting for His Internet Girlfriend

She never showed up

(Newser) - Love makes us do crazy things, like spend 10 days in a Chinese airport until we have to be hospitalized for exhaustion. The BBC reports 41-year-old Alexander Cirk flew from his native Holland to China to meet a 26-year-old woman with whom he'd struck up an online relationship two... 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 »

Dating Site That Rejects 'Ugly' People Gets Hacked hack hits 1.1M users

(Newser) - Go ahead, enjoy the schadenfreude: A dating website that excludes unattractive people has been hacked, and the private information of more than a million of its attractive users is now for sale on the dark web. allows existing users to rate prospective users before they are allowed to... More »

To Rule the Dating Scene, Open Up— Literally

Assuming 'open' posture of dominance, expansiveness attracts mates: study

(Newser) - You may not think of that guy manspreading across from you on the subway as a magnificent peacock, but he's more or less doing it for the same effect: a show of dominance and openness. And indeed, new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests... More »

How Not to Meet Someone on Tinder

Woman in Ireland tweets a guy's backhanded insult

(Newser) - Mashable thinks it's found "what may be the worst Tinder opening of all time," and it's tough to argue. It comes courtesy of 21-year-old Rebecca Keane of Ireland, who tweeted the gem she received from a confused suitor. "Sorry, thought you were the other... More »

The 10 Most Right-Swiped Jobs on Tinder

These are the careers you're going to want to lie about having

(Newser) - Not getting the matches you'd hoped for on Tinder? Maybe it's your job. Millions of the dating app's users now include their jobs in their profiles, a feature Tinder launched a few months back, according to a blog post . The company claims just including a job at... More »

A Lot More Young Adults Are Into Online Dating Now

Of course, a big part of that is thanks to Tinder

(Newser) - If you think online dating is the realm of the olds, think again: A new Pew survey finds that the use of online dating, including mobile dating apps, among people aged 18 to 24 has increased nearly 300% since 2013, CNET reports. That demographic is the most likely to use... More »

Dating Site Helps Disney Fans Live Happily Ever After wants to help Disney fans fall in love

(Newser) - Looking for your Prince Charming or Cinderella? Set your sights on the new dating website exclusively for Disney fans: . Creator Dave Tavres—a former engineer on the Disneyland Railroad—says "the inception moment" for the site came back in 2011 when he was telling friends how hard... More »

How an Online Dating Scam Ruined a Woman's Life

'Wired' takes in-depth look at a common scheme

(Newser) - You've no doubt received and deleted your share of obvious scam emails, but a piece by Brendan Koerner at Wired shows in wrenching detail how an email or message at a vulnerable time can throw a life off track. The story follows the travails of Audrey Elrod, who was... 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 »

Older Women Should Beware of This Online Dating Scam

In 6 months alone, $82.3 million was reported in confidence frauds

(Newser) - Con artists are scamming elderly American women out of big bucks—sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars—by wooing them on dating websites and suddenly asking for money, the New York Times reports. "I blame myself," says a Georgia woman who gave a swindler nearly $300,000. "... 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 »

Study: Women Let Handsome Men Off Easier

Homely men who misbehave aren't given as much slack: study

(Newser) - Males wooing women can get away with acting a little creepy if they're good-looking, but the homely ones are out of luck, suggests a new study out of Eastern Kentucky University. To gauge their perceptions of men, researchers showed 170 female college students two male faces with similar features—... 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 »

OkCupid Experimented on Users

Dating site 'brags about messing with emotions'

(Newser) - Online dating firm OkCupid has admitted using its members as guinea pigs—and, as its blog post title "We Experiment on Human Beings!" signals, it isn't exactly sorry about it. The company says it has played around with people's profiles, removing text and photos in some... More »

Dating Site Brings in DNA Matchmaking

'There is a science behind attraction,' SingldOut says

(Newser) - Spitting in a test tube could be the first step toward finding true love, according to a new online dating business that says it is the first to offer DNA-based matchmaking. analyzes the saliva samples members send in for genes that influence how people respond to emotions and... More »

Tinder Co-Founder's Suit: I Was Called a 'Whore'

Other co-founder suspended over flap

(Newser) - A tech startup that's all about dating is now embroiled in a lawsuit and scandal sure to remind you what you hate about dating. Tinder co-founder and former marketing VP Whitney Wolfe is suing the dating-app company for sexual harassment, based in large part on the behavior of fellow... More »

For $5K, Will Find Lookalikes of Your Ex

New facial-recognition service costs a pretty penny

(Newser) - is rolling out a pricey new service that's causing some double-takes: It promises to match up clients with people who look like their exes. The premise is pretty simple: People send in photos of their former loves, and facial-recognition software then scans the possible matches available to... More »

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