Webb eventually married a man she met online – which perhaps proves that despite all the data analysis, dating pro-tips and straightening of clearly-superior curly hair actually worked for Webb. But it must have been wonderfully flawed and imperfect chemistry that won out when they met. Anyone who knows anything about love realises that an ideal partner isn't really desirable, even if such a person existed. Nick Paumgarten wrote in the New Yorker in July 2011: "We have typically relied for our choices on happenstance – offhand referrals, late nights at the office, or the dream of meeting cute. Online dating sites, whatever their more mercenary motives, draw on the premise that there has got to be a better way." … [Read more...] about The happenstance world of online dating
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The scams often begin with an online dating site profile carrying a notably attractive photo, taken from elsewhere on the internet, and a description of someone in a remote, hard-to-contact location – whether a military base in Afghanistan or, to tempt male victims, a UK or US nurse at a small foreign hospital. … [Read more...] about Online dating scams dupe 200,000 study finds
"I have had a very busy year. This Christmas I actually had the time to stop and think: what would make my life more special? Even if you have a very full life, it can always be improved by sharing it with someone," she said. "People are very busy and they are not looking for love at every turn. Time goes by really quickly. At Christmas you sit back a bit and think maybe there's room for something else." … [Read more...] about Online dating surges as lonely hearts look for post-Christmas romance
Have you had experience of online dating? Did you meet your partner on a dating website? Did you find that the ability to narrow down your criteria led to better potential matches? Or did online dating not appeal to you, and you met your partner in the old-fashioned way – down the pub. Let us know how internet dating has worked for you. … [Read more...] about Did you meet your partner on a dating website?
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