Archive for the 'Online Dating' Category

The Tinder date

Monday, June 13th, 2016

First dates usually conjure up two very opposing feelings and attitudes. Some people enjoy dating, meeting new people, experiencing the thrill of wondering if this person could end up being the person—but for others, dating is a necessary evil in their quest to find love.
And that was the way it used to be, when dating […]

Trump Haters can turn to Maple Match

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Once again an enterprising person sees a need and provides the solution. This time it’s a new dating site—yeah we know another dating site, so what. However, this one has a great hook. It’s called Maple Match and it is the brain-child of a 25 year old American, Joe Goldman, from Texas who paid attention […]

Would eHarmony have matched you with your partner/spouse?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

A week ago there was a fun and interesting piece in The Washington Post’s Outlook section titled, “Would eHarmony match me with my husband?” The author, writer Gina DeMillo Wagner had been musing about her marriage due to the many couples she knew whose marriages were crumbling around the 10 year mark. After a call […]

What are your relationship deal breakers?

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Everyone has relationship deal breakers, even though they may not have consciously identified them. They are those things you just can’t live with or without in your future partner or relationship. Not surprisingly, it has been found that there is actually a list of common deal breakers, and that they have a similar significance across […]

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 […]