Online Dating

Trump supporters, meet Donald Daters, the new app hoping to 'Make America Date Again'

Since inauguration day, several reports have documented the sad sexual plight of Trump administration staffers: They can't get laid in D.C., seemingly because no one's interested in a Trump loyalist. Now civilians are apparently having the same problem. Because necessity breeds invention...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:53pm

Introducing Tinder U: Tinder made just for college students

It’s that time in August when summer feels like it’s exhaling all at once — despite the fact that fall doesn’t officially start until the end of next month. Students are making their way back to the campuses they left behind. They come bearing textbooks and tales of summer...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am

Music lovers hit right note with Plenty of Fish singles

If you’re a music lover and single, you have a better chance of striking the right chord with your fellow daters on Plenty of Fish, according to new data from the online dating platform. “Music is very good at helping to create social bonds. When we listen to music together and keep...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:21pm

The worst single men in NYC tend to have this thing in common

Let's face it: Dating in NYC is ridiculously difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a blacklist of all the worst single men to date in NYC? There is one now, thanks to one matchmaker. Meredith Golden, founder of the dating site SpoonMeetSpoon, said she’s compiled a list of 60...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:45pm

This new Tinder feature will enhance your profile and hopefully get you more matches

Tinder just rolled out a new feature called Tinder Loops — and if you use the popular dating app to find dates or meet new people, this new Tinder feature could possibly enhance your experience on the app. Tinder Loops allows users to include a short looping video in your Tinder profile and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:12pm

Ready to meet the love of your life? Facebook wants to help

Dating on Facebook? Zuckerberg announced today that the social media platform is indeed coming out with a new "dating layer" for singles on its mobile app.  According to Quartz, Match Group, owner of popular dating services Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid, saw its stock go down by...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4:03pm

Orbiting 101: The dating phenomenon that you knew about all along

The dating world comes with many things: heartbreak, awkward online profiles, one-night stands, cheap 2-for-1 deals at restaurants… the works. And even if you are happily in a relationship (guilty) or taking a break from the dating scene (understandable), you’ve heard of ghosting. As...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:25pm

Singles want good grammar, even better conversation and less Trump talk: Plenty of Fish

Pop quiz! What’s a bigger turn off: bad sex or bad grammar? The answer might actually surprise you. According to a new study from online dating site Plenty of Fish, 58 percent of singles find bad grammar the equivalent of a cold shower. “Singles are prioritizing conversations over...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:06am

Online dating app uses your DNA sample to help find you love

A new online dating app says they'll help match you with potential partners and possibly find that special someone you’ll spend the rest of your life with, all based on your DNA.   Pheramor, Houston-based online-dating startup company, claims it can use your DNA to help you...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 3:58pm

Bumble bans gun photos in wake of Parkland mass shooting

Bumble announced Monday that they would be banning pictures of guns from their dating app. "As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble,...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:38pm

Face of Trump dating site is a convicted child sex criminal

The website Trump.Dating attracted some controversy last weekend for allowing users to describe themselves as married but not LGBT. But just like the president himself allows no controversy to go untopped, last night it was reported that one of the site's homepage models is a convicted sex...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:31pm

OKCupid wants you to rethink DTF to find your own F-word

OkCupid wants you to forget what you know about the meaning of DTF. In its first-ever ad campaign, the dating app aims to redefine the acronym for “down to f—" and empower daters to find their own F-word. The vibrant — and funny — campaign is kicking off in New York...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:04pm

Are you just dating in 2017 or in an abusive relationship?

For those in the older generations heading back into single life, dating in 2017 might seem like a whole new game and no one told them the rules. For the generations that don’t remember a time when social media didn’t exist, dating in 2017 is just dating. But technology has brought a...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:19pm

I'm a Superhero Dating School graduate... now, where's my cape?

Gal Godot might make superheroing look easy, but she probably didn’t go through Superhero Dating School like I did. Yeah, that’s right. I’m a dating school graduate. When given the opportunity to try a week-long condensed version of celebrity matchmaker and dating strategist...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:52pm

Smoking is cramping your dating style: Survey

In the world of online dating, you can customize your search and basically “shop” for a potential partner. Height, body type, ethnicity, religion, pets… sometimes, you have an option to only look through the “hot” daters. Most people know if they want children or...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 8:10pm

Infidelity site Ashley Madison set to pay $11.2 to hacked users

The owners of "extramarital dating" site Ashley Madison have tentatively agreed to pay $11.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from members whose accounts were hacked. In July 2015, the controversial site — marketed toward those who wanted to step out on their spouses,...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:44pm

Couple wins $100,000 dream wedding from Pride Month Tinder Success Story

Update July 11: Tinder announced the winners of the $100,000 dream wedding on Tuesday: Logan Peters and Ryan Holly. The couple’s wedding will be officiated by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage, who also helped select the couple as the winners....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:36pm

Looking for a sugar daddy? Dating app unveils new pheromone-based scents to lure your sweetie

Kanye might have rapped about no good gold-digging women, but there is a dating app for sugar daddies and sugar babies looking for love, money and the fountain of youth. Arrangement.com, “where the successful spoil the beautiful,” connects sugar daddies with sugar babies and has...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:02am

How far has online dating and relationship building come in 2017?

Online dating has been on the rise, but by how much? Sure, “swiping left” is a common catchphrase and you likely know someone who dates online, even if you’re not currently in a digital relationship yourself. However, passing trends are nothing new. Is online dating here to excel...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:49am

Millennials, popular dating apps might have increased your risk of gettingSTDs, experts say

Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats. It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect. The...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:16pm