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OKCupid Boycotts Firefox Because of Mozilla CEO's Anti-Gay Beliefs

Mozilla Firefox users trying to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox. The reason? Firefox's new CEO Brendan Eich opposes gay marriage. That's how you play hardball. 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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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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There's a Dating Site For Ghosts...So Yeah We Can All Go Home Now

Welp it's been a good run. Nice work humanity, you produced a lot of cool stuff on the internet. But now that ghostsingles.com is live there isn't much else to do. Time to learn how to rock climb or read War and Peace. Read More >>

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If Game of Thrones Characters Were on Online Dating Websites

Seeing Game of Thrones play out on Facebook was the comic relief necessary for the oft-depressing show. Seeing Game of Thrones characters pretend to have online dating profiles? Just as good, well, if only for Hodor's. Read More >>

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Sex on a Pile of Cash Sounds Great Until Your Online Date Robs You

Imagine this: You set it up the perfect kinky hook-up on the Internet. You found a hot partner who wants to have sex with you, provided this sex happens on top of a pile of cash. So you find the pile of cash, you show up at the appointed time to get lucky, only to find out that it's not your lucky day at all. 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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Online Dating Replacement: Tragic "Please Date Me" Clothing Line

Most attempts at "online dating" fail not because of some outwardly obvious personal defect on your part, but because it is an inherent failure on the part of online dating as an institution not to dress you in regrettable cotton t-shirts that say, with just a logo and a few carefully chosen words, that you are so very lonely and will try literally anything, and further, have likely begun designing and printing wedding invitations for potential marriage matches with each person at your office, just in case. Read More >>

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You Should Wear a Red Shirt on Your Online Dating Profile

If you want to improve your chance of getting a date on any online dating site, you should wear a red shirt. Slate took a look at various studies comparing the same person wearing different coloured clothes and each time, red was the most successful colour. Do it. Change your online profile now. Read More >>

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Why are People Still Turned off the Idea of Online Dating In 2013?

The day after Valentine’s Day. That day so many singletons take the plunge and turn to what is (apparently) their last hope -- the internet. And not for porn. Not this time. This time, it's to sign up to a dating site. Read More >>

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Can This Girl Find Love on a Coding Website?

It's not totally unlike online dating but Noriko Higashi, a programmer at a social gaming company, posted a request for a boyfriend on GitHub, the social coding platform, outlining what she wants in a partner. If you can code, you have a chance at love. Bonus points for running your own server. Read More >>

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These OKCupid Posters Are Hilariously Accurate

Avner Geller has created a series of hilarious posters that are inspired by the type of things you always see in someone's OKCupid profile. Geller based the posters around typical responses to 'you should message me if...', 'on a typical Friday night I'm...' and 'six things I could never do without'. Read More >>

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Do You Google The Person You're Dating?

Facebook-stalking your ex is one thing. But what about the person you're currently dating? Do you google them, too? On the one hand, how could you not? But on the other hand, you run the risk of learning something about them that you'd rather not know. Read More >>

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Do You Facebook-Stalk Your Exes?

Sometimes they unfriend you. Sometime they don't. Always, you want to see exactly everything that they are doing. Don't you? Read More >>

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Dating Site Breaks Down Desirability By Email Domains, Is Surprised by Results

Circl.es is an online dating site that, rather than relying on the data produced by a complex algorithm of self-reported answers, uses a person's own public Facebook profile. Read More >>

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This Horrendous Story Is Why I Don't Do Online Dating

Y'know when your parents tell you to be careful of what you're doing on the Internet -- don't go meeting strangers, don't give your phone number away, no personal details -- that kinda thing; I took their advice with a pinch of salt, and only never did that online dating thing. And I was right to be cautious about that, unlike this other fella who had quite the hard time when he went to meet his online date. Read More >>

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