Internet Dating

The Top Four Biggest Myths About Online Dating

Liz Marie | Posted 02.04.2014 | 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 26.03.2014 | 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.

How to Ensure First Date Success

Brett Harding | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Whilst my business is in the dating game, I appreciate that first dates can still be nerve-wracking: What to wear, what to say, when to say it, how to sit, who'll pay etc. The list is long and can be overbearing for many.

Internet Dating Profiles and Mental Health

Kerry Hudson | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Being totally honest in our profiles can go in one of two directions. You either get no replies, perhaps the odd one or two after pub closing hours, or you attract someone who admires you for your honesty AND your flaws. Bingo. You may as start choosing the fabric and start table planning.

The 'Kristie Kreme Experiment' (or Dating for Sex) - Part 2

Amelia Brightside | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Brightside

I wanted Kristie Kreme to be the kind of girl who could read Naomi Wolf's new book without blushing repeatedly at the word 'vagina'. The kind of liberated feminist who had no qualms about knowing what she wanted and taking it. A girl who would turn a walk of shame into a march of glory.

Has Reality TV Turned Us Into Audition Daters?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the days of meeting and dating are gone and the generation of dating auditions has begun, well it probably begun quite some time ago to be fair. The internet does play a large part in this with the huge rise in internet dating websites that now means it's easier to find a date.

No Cables Attached - A New Kind of Internet Dating Part 1

Amelia Brightside | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Brightside

"You did what?" I said, gawping at newly single GBF (Gay Best Friend) as he recounted his Friday night activities.

How Far Into A New Romance Would You Go Abroad Together?

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Couples are comfortable taking a first overseas trip together around four months into a relationship, according to a survey. And Turkey tops the li...

Overthinking 101: The Perils of Paranoia When Your Date is Late

The Guyliner | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

If your beau isn't doing his best to turn up at a date on time, imagine how self-centred and lacklustre he'll be when taking up space on your king-size mattress.

A Well-Rehearsed Date With the Local Potplant Who Failed to Grow on Me

The Guyliner | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

One slogan I do have a fondness for, however, is 'shop local'. It's nice to keep things in the neighbourhood, to contribute to the good of the community, and so it is that I find myself in a bar not a 20-minute walk from my house, waiting for the next Guy.

Charlie Thomas

We Just Clicked

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

Online dating has exploded in popularity over the past 10 years. Once seen as a rather nerdy, even desperate way to meet a potential partner (or, let...

Where to Meet Your Next Lover: The Daily Commute

The Guyliner | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Sympathy eyes are an unspoken sign between two commuters that a third commuter is getting on their tits. Don't forget, from tiny acorns of simmering, shared hate, mighty oaks of frenetic sex in rail station toilets grow.

A Heated Date With the Guy Who Had a Beautiful Body... And Held it Against Me

The Guyliner | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

He is taller than I thought he would be, his dirty-blond hair slicked into a side parting, and wearing a white T-shirt with a wide crew neck which grazes his collar bone. He beams as he sees me and walks over to me. I stand and put out my hand for him to shake. Ridiculously, pathetically, I puff out my chest.

Do Singles Events Make You Feel More Single?

Sarah Bridge | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bridge

From never minding being single at all, the fact that I was spending most of my time at singles events made me feel permanently, terminally single. The more singles events I went to... the more I felt as if I was getting further and further away from actually meeting someone.