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How You Can Use Mathematics to Succeed at Online Dating

Ever since you read about Chris McKinlay gaming a dating site to find love, you may've wondered if you could do the same the thing. This video gives you some of the mathematics basics which could allow you to perform better on dating sites. Read More >>

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Science: Less-Attractive People Get the Most Online Dating Attention

If you've stuck a toe in the online dating pool, you've probably come across some total hottie and thought "oh great, that lucky so-and-so is gonna steal away all the attention from my profile." Not so, says science—in fact, it's the controversial-looking people, not the smokin' specimens, who get the most attention. Here's Head Squeeze's Hannah Fry to explain. Read More >>

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The Science of Female Condoms: The Future of Sex?

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. Emily Anthes investigates.
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Google Glass Marriage Proposals Show Why Glass Makes Everything Awful

The folks at Google Glass put together a Valentine's Day video showing the Glass-eye view of five couples' marriage proposals. It's cute. It's heartwarming. It's the worst.
I know what you're thinking. "Oh yawn, another angry anti-romance blog post from some nasty internet misanthrope who's still stewing over another Valentine's Day spent watching House of Cards alone." Shut up. This isn't about me. Read More >>

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The Most Common Relationship Advice, Visualised for Valentine's

Ahead of the schmaltz that is Valentine's Day, how about a little advice? This visualisation shows the most frequently provided words of relationship wisdom so you can console your friends—or yourself—tomorrow. Read More >>

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The Science of Kissing

Kissing is great! Everyone loves kissing. But when you stop and think about it, the idea of rubbing your face and tongue up against those of another human being is actually a little... weird. This video tries to get to the bottom of the science of kissing. Read More >>

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The Perfect Valentine's Day Card for Our Times

You haven't made Valentine's Day plans yet. That's okay! Who needs 'em? Manufactured holiday, singlehood empowerment, overpriced prix fixe menus. But if you must make a romantic gesture next month, let it be this card. It sums up modern relationships pretty much perfectly. Read More >>

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How a Mathematician Hacked a Dating Site to Find His Girl

Mathematicians aren't renowned for their social skills. But in a quest to find love, Chris McKinlay from UCLA realised he could use his analytical skills to his advantage—by hacking dating site OkCupid. Read More >>

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A Brief History of Aphrodisiacs

Throughout history people have been trying to solve the problem of not getting any or just not getting enough. The following are some of the all-natural historical cures for the sexy-time doldrums. Read More >>

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This Year's Top Instagram Trends are Exactly What You'd Expect

Instagram and its many filters may be responsible for the wave of faux nostalgia, but now that the year's winding down, it's time for some actual nostalgia. Today, Instagram released their year-end review, and, well, it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect. But it's also a great excuse to post some gorgeous shots. Read More >>

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New Her Trailer Explains Modern Man's True Love for his Galaxy S4

There's a new trailer out for bizarre, Spike Jonze directed phon-com Her, in which we get to see more of Joaquin Phoenix's realistic portrayal of the population's infatuation with their mobile phones. He'll dump you for a younger model after 24 months, though, Samantha. Read More >>

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This Is What a Breakup Looks Like as Cold, Hard Data

Breakin' up is, as Neil Sedaka once sagely pointed out, hard to do. But for one recently divorced woman, studying the data behind the breakup was a balm to help her through a tough emotional time. Read More >>

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"Gut Reaction" Scientific Love Test May Predict Chance of a Successful Marriage

Scientists have come up with a modern take on the age old concept of the love test, which they claim successfully measures whether partners are actually suited to each other or just going along with it all for the sake of it. Read More >>

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Mother and Daughter Scammed Bored Women out of £700k With Fake Army Hunk Dating Site

Karen Vasseur and her daughter Tracy tricked 374 US ladies into parting with around $1m, after setting up a fake dating site and pretending it was populated by single US service personnel. In fact, it was Karen and Tracy telling lies and begging for money. Read More >>

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Surprise: NSA Agents Use All Seeing Power to Spy on Their Crushes

It's only reasonable to assume that men or women with near unbounded power to spy on the public would eventually use that power to peek at people they are sexually interested in. Well, now you don't have to assume it, because the NSA is admitting it.
It's called "LOVEINT" for 'love intelligence' and the NSA is no stranger to it. In a statement on Friday, the agency talked a little about the “very rare” known instances in which NSA agents willfully violated guidelines to do a little personal spying in the name of love. Read More >>

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What Do You Do in the Awkward Time Before You Meet an Online Date?

Online dating is great! You can meet people you otherwise would never encounter that share your interests and just might end up being the one. But the anonymity factor makes it just as easy to flake on someone when it comes to meeting IRL as it is to click on his or her profile to begin with. So how do you keep the digital spark alive long enough make it from arranging the date to the actual date? Read More >>

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