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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 »

Your Tinder Bio Will Never Beat This One-Armed Woman's Bio

Lauren, who lost her limb in a moped accident, lists her job as 'arms dealer'

(Newser) - It can be hard to stand out from the pack on online dating sites, but a 21-year-old from San Diego has found a way to make her mark. Complex says "everyone can give up and go home now," because the Tinder bio of the woman who ID's... 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 »

Divorce in the Cards When Men Don't Like Wives' Friends?

Survey suggests friends can influence divorce rate, depending on various factors

(Newser) - Before the advent of social networking and online dating, couples used to meet through mutual friends and acquaintances. But now that people are hooking up online and sometimes falling in love without knowing anything about the other person's social circles, scientists are wondering about what they call the "... More »

Looking for a Sperm or Egg Donor? Swipe Right

The new app 'Just a Baby' has some people on edge

(Newser) - Want a baby but not able to conceive biologically? Know how to use Tinder? A new app called Just a Baby now lets people browse sperm donors, egg donors, surrogates, co-parents, and even old-fashioned partners as if they're dating online, and it's ruffling a few feathers, per NBC... 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 »

Bumble Date Orders Heaps of Food, Then Disappears

'Worst dinner date' appears to have struck again

(Newser) - Paul Gonzales' approach to dating is similar to that of many men. He meets women online and invites them out to dinner. But here's where he allegedly diverges: According to CBS Los Angeles , 44-year-old Gonzales has been dining and dashing at area restaurants, leaving behind unsuspecting women he's... More »

Finally, an App for Haters Who Want a Lover

'Hater' app matches people based on things they dislike like 'slow walkers'

(Newser) - Just in time for Valentine's Day, a new dating app aims to match you with your beloved—based on things you hate. If that sounds like a negative basis for a new relationship, the folks at Hater disagree. "Meet someone who hates the same stuff," the app... More »

For Online Dating Sites, It's Complicated

Amid fierce competition and low ad revenue, internet dating sites struggle to find love

(Newser) - More Americans than ever— some 48 million —go online in their quest for love, signing up on dating sites increasingly tailored to them. There are sites grouped by religion, such as ChristianMingle and the Jewish-oriented JDate , or time-pressed casual users can swipe to find a match on apps like... More »

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

Beautifulpeople.com 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. Beautifulpeople.com 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

MouseMingle.com 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: MouseMingle.com . 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 »

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