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Internet dating: why is it so hard to find a normal, single bloke I fancy?

After a year of duds, Northern Lass, 32, wishes she could just do things the old-fashioned way – flutter eyelashes in a bar. Here, she opens an occasional series on navigating the new dating jungle<p>"Why can't we all just meet in clubs like we used to?!?" This is what I silently wail a couple of …

Pew study on Internet romance: Online dating is more normal than ever, but some still think it's desperate.

We are living in a time of great transition for digital romance. A new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, …

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Pew: Online dating growing, but still in minority

Online dating is shedding its stigma as a refuge for the desperate, but people who use sites such as Match.com and eHarmony are still in the minority.<p>…

The state of online dating: More common – and rude – than ever, study finds

One in six Americans has broken up with someone either online or via text message, a new study on online dating says.<p>The Pew Research Center study released Monday shows that, despite the fact that Americans have increasingly embraced online dating over the years, instances of bad behaviour (ranging …

Love in the time of the Internet: 1 in 10 Americans searches for dates online

Love is kind of a big deal. And increasingly, the search for love is happening online.<p>The Pew Research Center released a report today on online dating and relationships. The report found that one in 10 Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app.<p>Of these dating service users, 66 …

No, Online Dating Is Not Increasing Income Inequality

The question is why.<p>One literally sexy explanation that's been thrown around for awhile is that the rise of "assortative mating" — choosing to date someone with similar interests or educational backgrounds, whatever their religious or ethnic upbringings — has produced greater inequality.<p>In a new …

5 Signs I Need An Online Dating Break

Dating is like having a second job. I don't think that comes as a real shock to anyone. It takes time, energy, effort, brainpower, it makes me tired just writing about it. Notice I'm really just referring to the starting line of dating. Once you find someone to date on the reg, it's nice. But guess …

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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the New Pew Online Dating Survey

Yesterday, Pew released the results of a survey on digital dating. Are you ready to hear the good, the bad and the ugly of all our dirty little secrets about online dating? Read on...<p><b>The Good</b><p><i>Online dating is more socially acceptable than ever.</i> Eleven percent of Internet users have personally used …

Online dating levels the romantic playing field for women

Old rules of dating put men in charge. Online dating offers an increasingly gender-equal and progressive world of romance<p>Online dating isn't the future of romance, it's the present. According to new Pew findings, one-in-ten Americans and nearly 40% of singles on the romantic hunt have used an …

Why We Don’t Trust Online-Dating Sites — but Use Them Anyway

According to the latest surveys, 11% of Americans say they have looked online for love. But that doesn’t mean that daters are happy with what they …

Singles fearful of online dating

Online dating no longer carries the kind of stubborn stigma that, even a decade ago, used to compel couples who met on dating sites to come up with a clever, different — and fake — story about how they met.<p>But even today, when almost everybody knows of someone who met and, maybe, married through …

I Met My Spouse Online: 9 Online Dating Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

In the spirit of our first wedding anniversary, I crafted a list of nine lessons I learned from online dating. At the very end of a six month run on Match.com in 2009, I met Jake.<p>Online dating was actually less scary than it initially sounded. I found it an ideal way to meet people since I did not …

What Dating Keywords Make You Run The Other Way?

I know, I know -- we all might be getting a tad bit cranky when it comes to Internet dating. It's exhausting enough doing it, but it's <i>also</i> exhausting hearing other people bitch about it. I hear you, I feel you, I totally get you, though I DO confess a slight, sick reverence for hearing other …

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7 Rules For Online Dating Profile Pix That Get You Noticed

You know the saying... A picture is worth a thousand words.<p>This is especially true when it comes to online dating sites.<p>Like it or not, we are visual beings. That's why it is so important to have a great picture representing the real you online.<p>It is the key for opening the door to being contacted …

What Keeps Online Dating Segregated (and How to Fix It)

Online dating — as well as regular dating — is a very segregated activity, but a new study suggests that it may not take much to break racial and …

The 2013 Nightmare: Dating Online

Holy cow, it happened! You met someone, maybe online, first seduced by their sharp written banter then pleasantly surprised to find their wit carries …

Online Dating: Asian Women Preferred

When it comes to dating the rules aren't always black and white. And when you add race into the equation things can become even more complicated.<p>The online dating website "Are You Interested" analyzed over 2.4 million interactions on their site and found that Asian women are more likely to get a …

'Bridget Jones' Author, Helen Fielding, Says She's Found The Key To Successful Online Dating

Helen Fielding is responsible for creating one of the most beloved and bumbling romantic characters of all time, but she says that the secret to getting a date online isn't to be adorably awkward, a la Bridget Jones. The real key? Being a "b*tch."<p>Fielding recently opened up about her research …

The Phrase That's Included In Almost Every Online Dating Profile

Gentlemen, how many of you include this phrase, "No drama queens wanted," in your online dating profile?<p>Ladies, how many times have you seen those words? Have you ever wondered if that applies to you?<p>The answer and the solution lies in these three questions you can ask yourself about your dating …

I Swear I'm Not Trying To Scare The Crap Out Of You: 7 Tips For Safer Online Dating

My dating safety practices have changed over the years. I'm not talking about holding your hand over your cup at a party to avoid being roofied. I'm talking about being aware that when you online date, you give strangers access to you. It's like walking around Times Square wearing a sandwich sign …

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Absentee Jersey Shore Family Vacation Roommate: Is Deena Right To Defend Sam?

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How online dating can click when you meet more than one person

Dating is awkward. And while internet dating (theoretically) makes it easier to get that first date, it doesn't do a huge amount to reduce the uncomfortable reality of sitting with a stranger casually trying to discover if you like each other.<p>But as online dating has evolved, it has steadily …

6 Online Dating Mistakes to Avoid

So, you’d like to meet someone and have decided to go online. That’s a good move — proactive and forward-thinking. But be careful not to be lulled …

1 in 10 Serious Relationships of the Last Decade Started Online

It's been eight years since the Pew Research Center produced a major report on online dating, and in those eight years, Pew says, Americans have …

Why Online Dating Is Actually Pretty Great

Guys, can I share something with you? It’s something I don’t think we, as a society, talk about enough, so I’m going to go first and hope more of you …

How Online Dating Sites Use Data to Find 'The One'

More couples are finding love on online dating sites, and it makes sense: thanks to finding a mate within the comfort of your own home and schedule, …

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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …