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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 »

Couple's Outdoorsy First Date Ends in Death

His date watched as he was swept away in California

(Newser) - A couple's first date in California's San Bernardino National Forest turned out to be anything but romantic yesterday as the remains of Hurricane Linda sent a storm of heavy rain and hail over the area. While hiking in Forest Falls, east of Los Angeles, the pair became trapped... More »

'Craziest OkCupid Date Ever' Will Be a Movie

Forget coffee on the first date; this couple traveled to 8 countries in 21 days

(Newser) - When a reclusive writer and gregarious professor planned their first date via OkCupid, they decided to take an unorthodox route. Instead of meeting for coffee, they spent a total of 10 minutes between them packing a few items (the professor using only his pockets, the writer filling a small purse)... More »

First Date Ends With Man Dead, Woman in Hospital

Alcohol, and a whole lot of crazy, was involved

(Newser) - There are infinite reasons to not go on a second date, but this tale of romance gone awry contains every single one of them: It seems that 53-year-old Leon Shaw of Washington state and his unnamed 47-year-old date went to a house party. Great. Alcohol was consumed. No problem. Enough... 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 »

Cops: Girl on First Date Killed by Dad's Car

Shamera Harris got out of her dad's SUV when it began rolling backwards

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Pittsburgh girl died on her first date last night when her father's car dragged her about 50 feet and slammed into a tree, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The girl, Shamera Harris, got out of her father's SUV so her parents could snap a photo of her... More »

New Zagat Guide Gives Dating Advice

(Newser) - Zagat has issued a new guide—not to dining, but to dating and dumping in the big city, the New York Times reports. The survey of residents in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities says:
  • Blind dates: Just 2% considered them a good way to meet partners. Mutual friends
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