Internet Dating

Dating Profile Tropes Decoded

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

If you have hung around for long on online dating websites you soon get to see the same stock phrases and photos repeated over and over again.  What does it all mean? 

Experience Delayed Gratification With The New Slow Dating Apps

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Rachel Conlisk

These apps have serious novelty value in the Tinder era, and the potential to be a lot of fun and a less superficial way of connecting with people. They remind me of the olden days of the internet, connecting with strangers on bulletin boards and making friends and potential relationships without eve knowing what each other looked like... *drifts off into nostalgia*

Founder Stories: How Tech Transformed My Dating Business

Nana Wereko-Brobby | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Tech
Nana Wereko-Brobby

We're never going to be a Tinder, but to grow it's become clear that our product is the app and that's a new financial and business burden to bear. So watch this space.

The Ultimate Guide for Overcoming a Breakup

Charo Merida | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

There are plenty of types of breakups, probably just as many as people in this world. There are breakups in which you are coming out of a long relationship, which leads to an also long and some times tedious breakup period.

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

The Internet Dating of the Travel World

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Kevin O'Donnell

I'm not going to pontificate on the evils of technology because I'm even getting bored of myself going on about that. If people want to bubble-wrap themselves against the dangers and difficulties that make travelling such a beautiful thing then I say let them. I'll stick to the old fashioned way, one hand outstretched, a beer in the other and I'll probably start with something like "Hi".

Internet Dating: An Impertinent Guide For Gentlemen And Rogues Alike

Tom Conrad | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Tom Conrad

It's now the weekend, and my twitchy fingers hover over my laptop, much like a sweaty-tooth Hunter Googler, one feverishly eyeing a list of dating sites as they flash their hyperlinked harrises in my search engine results.

Jack Sommers

Loneliness, Self-Harm And Internet Dating: The Darker Side Of Christmas | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

When 85-year-old Barbara Flynn was at her lowest ebb, she carried a portable phone and would check her voicemail just to hear the "human voice" told h...

Five Awesome Tricks to Help You Make the Most of Your Online Dating Experience

James Preece | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

The most important thing I want to teach you is that you don't have to write long essays to get a reply. You'll be contacting lots of people every day, so sending long messages can really zap your energy and motivation. If they are popular they won't have time to read everything anyway, so short messages will get their attention.

17 Signs You May Be Addicted to Online Dating

Liz Marie | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Is online dating taking over your life? Here are 17 warning signs that you're addicted to the thrill of the digital chase.

The Tinder Generation

Mark Restuccia | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Restuccia

The day has finally arrived, where we can all openly admit that we're active Internet daters and not be embarrassed about it. I myself first started doing it when it was desperately uncool - in the days when it was just for people who wore ill-fitting jeans and national health glasses without any sense of irony. I was one of those people, but at least I had the decency to have lenses in my glasses.

Expect Nothing From a Date and You Won't be Disappointed

Katy Horwood | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

The key to a successful date is simple, expect nothing, and you wont be disappointed. I'm all for a short conversation pre-date, but email tennis for 3 week prior? Endless whatsapping and texts to and fro? Forget it. The only way to know you're on to a winner is to meet. Chemistry cannot be photographed, written or whatsapped it can only be felt.

The Top Four Biggest Myths About Online Dating

Liz Marie | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I often hear these online dating civilians spouting off their perception of online dating and those that would dare find a date online and it never ceases to amaze me how wrong they are. In an attempt to break the cycle, here are the most common online dating myths and the truth behind them.

Revealed: The People Who Actually Use Online Dating

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're considering signing up for online dating there are a few questions that are bound to have crossed your mind. Who actually uses online da...

The Secrets Everyone Should Know About Dating (Part Two) - Online Dating by Numbers

Maria Chiorando | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

It seems like online dating has its own set of rules, some of them more obscure than you might think. For example, apparently you are likely to get more hits if you wear red in your profile picture. Also, and this is not research, just anecdotal, you are less likely to get hits if your profile pic is a selfie (no friends).

Teenage Love in Digital Times

Dave Wallace | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Call me a Luddite but I remember the good old days. When you fancied someone and wanted to 'go out' with him or her you'd have to actually ask him or her out. i.e. pluck up the courage to talk to them in person. Yes, actually ask them verbally. This often meant you would soon have to meet their parents, or perhaps worse, their brothers and sisters. But things have changed.

Bad Luck Strikes For 'Back-From-The-Dead' Canoe Man Again

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

The canoe con-man John Darwin has been ditched by his young Ukrainian girlfriend, after it was revealed he breached parole conditions to fly out to me...

How To Create Your Online Dating Profile

Eden Blackman | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

If you're one of the 9 millions singletons in the UK who currently uses online dating, you'll no doubt have spent a lot of time writing and deliberating on what you should and shouldn't include on your profile page.

Can a New Generation of Daters and Some New Tech Finally Give Online Dating Some Street Cred?

Sophie Labrey | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Today, our technological devices are connecting hearts, breaking them and creating an abundance of ways for us to meet new people and experience love online. The transition that we're witnessing is attracting a new and younger generation of online daters.

Turkey Censors Grindr Gay Dating App

Dan Littauer | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dan Littauer

Gay dating app Grindr has been censored and blocked in Turkey, this Wednesday. Both the online database through its app and its website are now inaccessible in Turkey, reported KAOS GL, the main Turkish LGBT association.

The Reinstatement of the King of Online Dating

Mark Restuccia | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Mark Restuccia

Right then. I'm on my way to this bloody Scotland thing AGAIN. Hopefully there'll be nobody from the comedy circuit that I find awkward on my train, because I am not in the mood for making small talk.

Online Dating Companies 'Use Pseudo Accounts' To Keep Users Interested

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

The privacy watchdog is investigating the online dating industry after claims that personal data was being sold to bolster sites' numbers. The Info...

Dating After Cancer: Single, Bald, Female (30) Seeks...

Laura Price | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

The question was how to advertise myself. You see, an Internet dating profile is like a CV. Just as you have to find a way to explain the massive cancer-shaped hole in your resumé, you also have to think about how to factor your illness into future relationships.

Online Dating: Get Lucky

Sean Williams | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sean Williams

Many of us will relate to Channel Four's new prime time drama series, Dates. Internet dating is no longer taboo. We're uploading hundreds and thousands of profiles. We're attracted by their search mechanisms which are more and more sophisticated.

Three Reasons Online Dating Isn't Working For You (And How To Fix It)

Liz Marie | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

When people find out I work for an international online dating site, one of the most common things I hear is, "online dating doesn't work!" Then they go into some story about how either they or someone they know used to have a profile online but never met anyone they liked. Here are three reasons why online dating isn't working for you and what to do differently.