Online Dating

  • Dating site OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experiment to find love formula 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    San Francisco: OkCupid on Monday said it messed with members' minds a bit in a bid to refine the formula for finding love at the online matchmaking service. OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder made a case for the practice in a blog post titled "We Experiment on Human Beings" which came on...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers such...
  • Man duped of $70,000 on OkCupid.com sues the dating site March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: User of an online dating site, OkCupid.com, has filed a lawsuit against the site after a man he met on the site duped him of over $70,000. According to the complainant, the website is to be held responsible for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks...
  • 10 things that can go wrong on a first date with a person you've met online January 21, 2014

    Meeting people in real life can be too much work. You've to pick the right look, the right cologne, be on your best behaviour and probably have your guard up when it comes to making jokes. This is where online dating steps in.It's much easier to chat, isn't it? You...
  • Online dating company Cupid gets approaches for casual dating websites June 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Internet dating site Cupid said it has been approached by multiple parties for its casual dating websites and added that it expects core earnings for the first half to be hit by higher marketing costs. Cupid, which disclosed last month that it was in talks to sell its casual...
  • Online dating market all set to boom in coming years December 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Growing population of youngsters and changing cultural dynamics are set to boost the country's online dating market, with the count of users likely to touch 115 million in three years, feel market players. Though at a nascent stage, market players said number of users exposed to online dating...
  • 'It's your move...' an engaging chick-lit May 18, 2012

    Based on today's world, where online dating is as common as cheese, both Aryan and Alisha luck out as Worddiva is a 28-year-old lawyer Alisha Menon and Wordfreak is a 25-year-old architect Aryan Chawla. By coincidence they both not only live in Mumbai but are also gorgeous and rich to...
  • Doctors contact patients on dating sites: Survey March 22, 2012

    Chicago: New research suggests doctors are contacting patients on Internet dating sites and engaging in other unprofessional online behaviour - and sometimes getting caught. That's according to a survey of most state medical boards that license and discipline doctors. Most boards said they'd received at least one complaint about unprofessional online behaviour;...
  • Cyberscamsters on prowl on Valentine's Day February 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Finding a date online for this Valentine's Day or sending a gift to your partner through a website? Well, it can be troublesome as cyberscammers would be preying to exploit gullible Internet users through e-cards, spams and viruses in this season of love, say...
  • Social networking leads to sex faster January 25, 2011

    New York: Nearly four out of five women and three of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey released on Monday showed. But only 38 per cent of women say they have actually slept with a...
  • The elderly log in for online dating January 15, 2011

    New York: Jo Ann Montrose-Eichelberger, 55, never thought she would meet her second husband on an online dating site - especially not one for seniors. The stewardess who lives in California said she signed up "as a joke" in March 2009. She had been divorced for about 18 years and was...
  • Spanish women 'online world's top flirts' November 3, 2010

    London: Spanish women are the most flirtatious in the world online, according to a survey by a dating website which said the results belie lingering perceptions of a socially conservative country. Badoo.com found Spanish women are more likely to initiate Internet dating contact with a man than women from any other...
  • China bans online love for soldiers June 28, 2010

    Beijing: China's military officers have added matchmaking to their duties, after the government banned troops from online dating over fears that lonely hearts might let sensitive information slip, state media said on Monday. Commanders of the 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army (PLA) are studying how to help single service members...
  • Online affair turns fatal for TN engineer October 14, 2009

    Chennai: For Chennai-based engineer Muthu Vijayan, a blind date turned tragedy. Vijayan had come to the resort town of Kodaikanal to meet a woman he had become friends with through the social networking site, Orkut, but ended up being murdered. Police say the woman Vijayan had been chatting with did...
  • Serial Web-dater finds ways to spot liars and losers May 27, 2008

    Sydney: When Jane Coloccia set out to find her soul mate online she had no idea that eight years and 200 dates later she would end up an expert on the topic, writing a book and setting up a course to teach the pitfalls of Web love. Coloccia, now 45,...
  • Online love is often blind and brief: Study May 22, 2008

    Canberra: Matches made over the Internet often do not last because people end up choosing unsuitable partners and forming emotional bonds before meeting face-to-face, an Australian university researcher has found. Women were especially susceptible to finding Mr. Wrong, as they tend to be attracted by witty comments or...
  • Traditional Muslims find love on web June 20, 2007

    London: When ''Sweetgal'', a 29-year-old British Muslim from central England, began looking for a new husband last year, at first she didn't know where to turn. The answer, it turned out, was on the Internet. She'd been married once – a union arranged by her parents – to a man...
  • Woman jailed for online dating scam June 17, 2007

    Singapore: A married Singaporean woman who met a man in an online chatroom and conned him into giving her about $45,000 after she promised to marry him, was jailed for six months on Monday, court documents showed. Maliha Ramu, 36, used a false name and photographs of Bollywood actress Gayatri Joshi...
  • Little white lies are fair in online dating June 15, 2007

    Silicon Valley: Singles surfing the internet for relationships may need to be a little wary with a new poll showing that a quarter of them believe it is acceptable to tell a little white lie while dating online. A recent survey of more than 600 singles by Engage.com found that...
  • Some tips for camera shy web daters December 27, 2006

    New York: Online dating site Match.com is enlisting a celebrity stylist to advise camera-shy singles how to build a hip, sexy web portrait of themselves to better woo prospective partners. In its biggest marketing campaign since starting up 11 years ago, Match hopes the tips in self-advertising will reassure reticent singles...
  • Web daters turn to matchmakers for true love November 1, 2006

    London: Online daters, disappointed by potential partners lying about their age, weight or marital status, are turning to professional matchmakers to find love. Rather than risk taking pot luck online, chief executives, entertainers and politicians are among those paying thousands of dollars to matchmakers to discreetly "headhunt" and vet the...