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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 »

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 »

Online Romance Scams: a $50M Business

Those older than 40 and divorced are common targets: report

(Newser) - Scammers conned $50 million out of 5,600 people last year who were searching for love on the Internet, says a new report. That's an average of $8,900 per victim. The way it generally works: Fraudsters hunt for vulnerable targets on dating sites and social networks, and convince... More »

Facebook Sues 'Shagbook' Over Name

Dating site fights back, challenges trademark granted to Zuckerberg

(Newser) - A few months ago, Facebook sued adult dating site Shagbook over trademark infringement; now, the makers of Shagbook are hitting back, arguing that “facebook” is a “generic term.” Facebook says Shagbook is too close to its own name and suggests “the intent to call to mind... More »

Dating Site Ditches 30K Ugly Members

Thousands wrongfully accepted after computer virus

(Newser) - Imagine the reaction as founders of dating site watched 30,000 “ugly people” get accepted to their site over a six-week period—thanks to a computer virus, reports the Guardian . The wrongfully admitted have since been rejected en masse, says the managing director, at the not-so-attractive price... More »

7 Startup Ideas That've Been Beaten to Death

Sick of Groupon knockoffs yet?

(Newser) - Sure, maybe the little kid down the block just happened to think of setting up a, um, limeade stand right after you started hawking lemonade, but in the real-life world of startups the consequences are somewhat more serious—and annoying. Business Insider runs down the seven moldiest startup trends out... More »

Blind Date Couple Discover They're Siblings

'It was like we had known each our whole lives,' says Sarah Kemp

(Newser) - British builder George Bentley and Edinburgh cleaner Sarah Kemp felt a strange connection when they met on an online dating site and chatted it up over the Internet. But an hour after their very first face-to-face date at a London bar, they discovered why: They were siblings. "To meet... More »

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