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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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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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Maybe it's Time You Broke Up With Some of Your Technology

Sometimes, a service or piece of technology falls out of favour with its user. Perhaps it stops working properly; maybe small niggles become incredibly frustrating; or possibly the two simply grow apart. Either way, maybe the best way to say goodbye is through a breakup letter. 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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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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Using Facebook to Find Love

This headline might sound like the subject line of a crass spam email—but wait! You actually can use Facebook and Twitter as tools to get a date. No, really—shut up, we're serious here! Just play it cool. Read More >>

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Your Dating Success Depends on How You Use Pronouns

While there's no denying that your ability to get the partner of your dreams might require some smooth talking, it's always seemed somewhat of an imprecise science. Now, research suggests that the secret to success lies in the way you use your pronouns. Read More >>

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No Online Dating Site Can Match Up Your Inner Crazy

Online dating's said to be the future of relationships, now that we're all too busy to meet people in real life. But claims that websites can match you with your ideal partner using scientific algorithms are bull, according to a team of psychologists. Because not even fancy math can suss out our own unique brands of crazy. Read More >>

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Fake Girlfriend Texting Service Is Actually Pretty Brilliant

The notion of signing up for automated calls and texts from a machine pretending to be your girlfriend sounds pathetic—and I don't blame you for assuming it is. But here's why it's genius. Read More >>

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