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New Dating App Bills Itself As “Tinder, Minus The Poor People”

With so many online dating sites and apps to choose from when seeking the love of your life/tonight, newcomers on the scene must make sure to set themselves apart. One way of doing that? Immediately informing potential customers that only rich people are allowed on your app. [More]

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Man Sends $70K To Online Suitor, Sues OKCupid For Not Warning Him Of Dating Dangers

Sometimes, when love is in the air, it’s like nothing matters — eating, sleeping… keeping an eye on your bank account and making sure not to send a bunch of money to someone you’ve never met. A man who was tricked into sending $70,000 to an online suitor is now suing OKCupid for not warning him that such a thing could happen. [More]

The FBI Reminds You That The Supermodel Wooing You Online May Just Be A Scammer

The FBI Reminds You That The Supermodel Wooing You Online May Just Be A Scammer

So that woman who began writing to you the other day — you know, the one whose photos look suspiciously like she’s a member of the Russian Ladies Curling team? The FBI says she might not be the leggy answer to your romantic dreams, but may just be looking to scam you out of your cash. [More]

The High Price Of Love: Woman Sent $500,000 To Man She Met On ChristianMingle.com

The High Price Of Love: Woman Sent $500,000 To Man She Met On ChristianMingle.com

Remember, money can’t buy you love. Especially, if that love costs you more than half a million dollars. That’s how much a San Jose woman lost when she fell victim to an online dating scam. [More]

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OKCupid Charging Users Extra Monthly Fee To Filter Dates By Body Type

It’s no secret that people want to date people they find attractive. That’s why online dating profiles come with photos. But when the photos fail, OKCupid users can now filter potential matches by their body types β€” from descriptions like “jacked” to “used up” β€” for a fee ranging from $4.95 to $10. [More]

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OKCupid Resurrects “Crazy Blind Date” Service Because You Should Be On A Date Right Now

Ready for a true story, kids? Once upon a time, a young woman went on the Internet and set up a time and place to meet a total stranger, without ever seeing his face, for just one drink. They met, they drank, they left and that was that. It was five years ago and the online service was called Crazy Blind Date. It died off and became what we know as OKCupid. Now it’s resurrection time. [More]

Mother & Daughter Accused Of Pretending To Be Soldiers To Woo $1 Million From Online Daters

Mother & Daughter Accused Of Pretending To Be Soldiers To Woo $1 Million From Online Daters

Online dating is already fraught with enough questions and anxiety over whether or not the person you’re going to meet is as charming or attractive (or has as much hair) as the person you’ve come to know through the Internet. You shouldn’t also have to worry that that soldier stationed in Afghanistan you’ve been flirting with is actually a middle-aged woman in Colorado who just wants to scam you out of your money. [More]

Online Dating Shouldn’t Involve Sending Your Loved One $25K

Online Dating Shouldn’t Involve Sending Your Loved One $25K

Attention, all ye singles looking for love in all the online places — if he/she really loves you, they most likely will not demand you send them large amounts of money and expensive stuff. So if your long-distance lover starts asking for extravagant gifts and cash, odds are it could be a scam, as a couple of women in New Hampshire have had the misfortune to figure out too late. [More]

Don't Want Your Online Dating Profile Being Used In Ads? Make Sure To Read All The Fine Print

Don't Want Your Online Dating Profile Being Used In Ads? Make Sure To Read All The Fine Print

Online dating is now so common that many people don’t care if their friends or coworkers stumble upon your profile. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily want your photo being used in an ad for the dating site. [More]

Match.com, eHarmony, Other Dating Sites To Screen For Sex Offenders

Match.com, eHarmony, Other Dating Sites To Screen For Sex Offenders

It’s been almost two years since women’s safety advocates began pushing online dating sites to begin screening their customers against available info for registered sex offenders. Yesterday, the operators of a handful of the most popular dating sites signed an agreement to do their best with the information they have access to. [More]

Match.com's 6-Month Guarantee Does Not Transfer To Chemistry.com

Match.com's 6-Month Guarantee Does Not Transfer To Chemistry.com

Chemistry.com is a dating site that is separate from, but owned by, Match.com. Meredith learned this the hard way when she clicked over to Chemistry from a page on Match, then found that all of her information was already in their system. Assuming that it was all part of the same site and that Match’s advertised six-month guarantee was in effect, she signed up for a membership. After six months passed with neither chemistry nor matches, she learned that the guarantee doesn’t extend to Chemistry.com memberships. [More]

Match.com Thinks You Have 7-Year Itch

Match.com Thinks You Have 7-Year Itch

After years of happy marriage, Match.com has decided that one of our readers has probably had enough and emailed them a selection of potential mates. Our reader met the man they would eventually marry on Match.com in 2001 and both of them believed they deleted their profiles together in 2002. In 2005, they were married. But using sophisticated algorithms, Match.com has tried to hook our reader up again. Maybe there’s a built-in 7-Year Itch protocol that automatically detects when you’ve hit the 7-year mark and would potentially be interested in the dating site’s services again? [More]

Match.com Just Got A Little Less Sex Offender Friendly

Match.com Just Got A Little Less Sex Offender Friendly

In news that could set a precedent for online dating sites, Match.com announced over the weekend that it plans to begin screening users to see if they have a history of being sex offenders. [More]

Should Online Dating Sites Be Required To Do Background Checks?

Should Online Dating Sites Be Required To Do Background Checks?

Almost anyone who has ever visited — let alone actually joined — an online dating site knows going in, or quickly learns, to take everything they read and see with a grain of salt. A really, really big grain of salt. But the recent case of a convicted killer, awaiting trial for yet another murder, who posted a profile on Match.com has gotten some people talking about adding regulations to these sites. [More]

OKCupid Is Hiding The Good-Looking People From Us Ugly Freaks

OKCupid Is Hiding The Good-Looking People From Us Ugly Freaks

We’ve received e-mails from a handful of readers in recent weeks who also have profiles on the popular dating site OKCupid.com. They had been sent messages by the matchmakers informing them of the good news that they were among the site’s more attractive users. Which meant they now have the privilege of seeing other hotties that are apparently being held back from the slack-jawed masses. [More]

Dating Site eHarmony Settles Same-Sex Class Action For $2 Million

Dating Site eHarmony Settles Same-Sex Class Action For $2 Million

In 2008, eHarmony responded to complaints that it wasn’t serving gay and lesbian customers by setting up a second website, Compatible Partners, and keeping those customers separate from the official site. Some users sued the company, saying anyone with bisexual interests were being forced to pay twice for the same service. Now eHarmony has settled the class action and will allow members of either site to participate on the other one without having to pay a second time. [More]

Recession Boon Time For Online-Dating Sites

Recession Boon Time For Online-Dating Sites

eHarmony says they’ve noticed their site traffic increases on days when the Dow drops by more than 100 points. I guess add them to auto parts stores as another counter-cyclical investment. [Economist] (Photo: andronicusmax)

Match.com Joins The 19th Century

Match.com Joins The 19th Century

Match.com has sagely decided to stop requiring you to send a telegram to cancel your subscription.