Archive for June, 2011

Wedding bells for online daters

Hundreds of Irish couples are marrying after falling in love on the internet. The country’s biggest online dating site,, has reported more than 200 couples tying the knot after meeting at the click of a button. It is now estimated that more than 500,000 Irish singletons have swapped the traditional methods of looking for […]

How not to succeed at online dating

Yes, you can fail at online dating. Not just because no contacts you, but because of your action – or lack thereof – or attitudes you display through your responses. If you want to fail, here are some surefire things you can do to fail in the world of online dating. Lie about your about […]

The history of creepy online dating

Through Internet history, there’s always been a slightly creepy aspect about meeting people online for a romantic hookup. Sure, it’s common now, but the very term, “online dating” still has a bit of a stigma about it, mostly thanks to the types of oddballs who, in fairness, would also ruin most other kinds of social […]

Man shot after meeting woman from dating service

A man who was shot while on a date with a woman he met through a dating service believes he was the victim of a scam. Dana Van Wart says he was just simply trying to meet a nice woman whom he found through a phone dating service in the newspaper. At first he started […]

Tales from a dating experiment

You’re divorced or single and thinking of trying that online dating thing, but something is holding you back. I get it. I’ve been there. So have lots of other people. “Twenty million people are dating online,” says Bela Gandhi of the Smart Dating Academy, who I talked to for a story earlier this year (“Are […]

Younger women dating older men may not foresee consequences

“True love can be ageless,” declared actor Doug Hutchison, 51, an actor who starred in the television series “Lost,” when he announced his May marriage to Courtney Alexis Stodden, a 16-year-old beauty pageant queen turned aspiring country star. A few weeks later, The New York Times’ June 16th Vows column featured the wedding of Christopher […]

Danger and dating sites

Lawsuits around the country have sought to hold internet dating sites responsible for negligence in cases where users have been attacked by individuals they met on those sites. A recent lawsuit, in California against serves as an example. The suit was prompted by a woman who allegedly suffered a sexual attack after a second […]

Some do’s and don’ts to maintain good online profile

Last week we touched on Internet dating, and the common complaints most heard in relation to finding someone online. This week we are going to talk about the do’s and don’ts of a good online profile. There are all kinds of Internet dating sites out there, and these days it seems that there is one […]

Niche sites, changing opinions lure college students into online dating

The dating world is not what it used to be. Traditionally in college, couples met over coffee in a study session, through friends at a party or a drunken make-out session at a bar. Dating has always been considered a mostly random event, but now with the integration of social media and online dating sites […]

Read between the lies: Dishonesty and online dating

So you’ve decided to venture into the world of online dating.  You’re filling out all that information, your height, your body type, your eye color, your likes and dislikes.  You reread your bio and your stats one last time before submitting your information.  What will make you stand out from the rest of your competitors?  […]