Archive for the 'Online Dating' Category

Success on Tinder may be mostly a numbers game

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Jon Birger, freelance writer and the author of DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating became a Lopsided Numbers Game, has written an interesting piece on how there is a shortage of college-aged men, and how this is leading to a problem for women seeking single, compatible men for dating and more.
Mr. Birger talks about the theories that have […]

Ashley Madison users exposed

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Hackers who call themselves the “Impact Team” have hacked and then released information from Ashley Madison, the #1 website for cheating spouses. After the site was hacked, those of us who live in or very near the Nation’s Capital have been holding our breath as DC is listed as one of the top users of […]

Dating apps improving chances of successful matches

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Dating apps are implementing new features aimed at decreasing negative experiences and improving the user’s odds for finding love.
Tinder and hinge are the largest and most popular, and Tinder alone has an estimated user number of 50 million, making approximately 21 million matches a day. This leaves a lot of room for negative experiences and […]

Older women beware of dating site con men

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

The NY Times ran a great piece on how older women are targeted by scammers when they post profiles on dating sites. These women are choice victims because they have accumulated wealth from years of savings, and are often recently widowed and lonely–which makes them especially vulnerable to that interested and attentive stranger who knows […]

Is monogamy old school?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Most folks know that there are websites that cater to the married but looking people—those who want sex with no attachment or sex and companionship, but with the agreement it will not change their marital status. Now it seems that there are an increasing number of young, “progressive,” couples who are completely open about it […]

Online dating–Scammers masquerading as potential soul mates

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

In his Washington Post column today, John Kelly writes his second piece on online romance scams. Apparently these are growing more abundant and many of the perps are from places like Nigeria. They masquerade as everything from Special Forces troops to regular guys, looking for a real romance. After establishing an online relationship with a […]

Dating after 50—for Dummies

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

There’s a new book titled Dating after 50 for Dummies—written by AARP relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz, PhD. Who would have thought that the AARP would have their own relationship expert? It’s not the same world that boomers grew up in when older folks retired and headed for a quiet pasture.
The Today Show did a segment […]

Matchmaking for the older dater

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Are you a divorced, widowed or single senior who has begun dating again after many years or contemplating doing so? If so, you are probably like many 60+ adults who haven’t had much dating experience for say, 40 or so years. You might be wondering where you should even start to look for other compatible […]

Get your online dating while it’s hot

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

It has often been said that finding the right relationship involves many factors and timing is one of them. I agree and along with other dating sites has the statistics to back this up.
Last year Match found January 2nd to be the busiest day of the year in the world of online dating. It […]

There is such a thing as a free meal

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Just when we thought every kind of dating site had already been thought up- here comes HiDine works like this- women go on and post their favorite restaurants and the guys can then extend the invitation of a date to one of her selections, with the understanding that he picks up the check. It’s […]