Archive for April, 2012

Dating app connects singles within 100 miles

A mobile app links single men and women within 100 miles and helps them to get together. A dating website is assisting more face-to-face meetings, replacing chat-up lines in bars with messages from the GPS-enabled app.  Its founder calls it a ‘new frontier’ of finding friends and dating, using portable technology to immediately connect amorous […]

Relationship therapist examines how singles sabotage their own dating lives

Relationship therapist, author, and television personality, Dr. Reef Karim was recently a guest expert on the weekly dating advice talk show, Planet Love Match Radio. Joined by host Jennifer Tapiero, the Beverly Hills physician talked about what singles can do to achieve better dating results. Dr. Reef brought his extensive relationship knowledge, quick wit, and down-to-earth […]

Ladies, dating can be bad for your career goals

The number of men available for dating can affect a woman’s career path, a study done partly at the University of Minnesota found. The less likely women are to find mates, the more energy they put into launching their careers, said Vlad Griskevicius, assistant professor of marketing at the Carlson School of Management.  Griskevicius and […]

To predict dating success, the secret’s in the pronouns

On a recent Friday night, 30 men and 30 women gathered at a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C. Their goal was love, or maybe sex, or maybe some combination of the two. They were there for speed dating.  The women sat at separate numbered tables while the men moved down the line, and for two […]

Interracial relationships: Is a book called ‘Swirling’ really necessary?

Many believe that the term “swirling” came about after Kim Kardashian began dating black athletes/celebrities and gossip blogs made the term popular. Swirling basically speaks on an ice cream that is vanilla and chocolate in a cone. Kardashian and her sister Khloe have been with African Americans like Reggie Bush, Miles Austin, Kanye West and […]

Parents: Be aware of dating violence

Parents: Dating violence is a serious issue. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that 1 in 5 high school girls has been abused by a dating partner. Unfortunately, many times parents are grossly unaware of the prevalence of dating violence. A study sponsored by Liz Claiborne Inc. discovered that over 80 […]

When online becomes offline: Attitudes to safer sex practices

STI prevalence among older Australian women is increasing, the authors wrote, in part because women are finding new partners after losing a spouse to death or divorce. These women may be less likely to use condoms with their new partners and therefore at risk for STIs. Among women using an Internet dating service, the current […]

Secret Service scandal: Why men buy sex

The Secret Service is running an internal investigation of its alleged involvement in a prostitution scandal in Colombia, even as rumors fly about visits by the President’s security detail to strip clubs dating back as far as the Clinton administration. True or not, the allegations bring up an obvious question: Why would these men risk […]

Are gay people more open to interracial dating?

There are several statistics coming out this week about the state of gay love in America, and the news is largely encouraging. The Pew Research Center has compared current public attitudes toward same-sex marriage to what folks believed in the two previous presidential election years, and the arc is bending toward justice. For the first […]

Adventures in dating: My dating diary

Waiting at Waterloo train station I stand with baited breath. I’m waiting for a date, but the problem is, I can’t remember what he looks like. I met him the week before but it was a poorly lit bar and I was pretty drunk. I had been out of the dating game for a while […]