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Because city folk just don't get it

Farmers across the US are increasingly isolated and work brutally long hours. It can be pretty hard to get a date when you work sixteen hour days and live in the middle of nowhere. Happily, now there is farmersonly.com, a dating site for "farmers, ranchers, country folks" and the people who want to love them. As one patron explains, "I don't want to baby-sit some city boy who is afraid of stepping in poop."
posted by onlyconnect on Jul 20, 2006 - 26 comments

 

Yes I said yes I will Yes

We think we know what we want, but sometimes we're totally wrong. A woman spends a year dating anyone who asks her out, and finds The One. On the way, she dates a homeless man, 10 taxi drivers, two lesbians and a mime. How much do we really know about what we want until we find it?
posted by onlyconnect on Feb 6, 2006 - 98 comments

Please check only one option: __ Brains __ Balls

Monogamists have bigger brains. More precisely, female monogamy in bats makes their male partner's brains bigger and their balls smaller, while female promiscuity in another bat species caused males to have huge balls and teeny brains. Can trusting your partner not to cheat lead to greater intellectual greatness? Via.
posted by onlyconnect on Jan 25, 2006 - 57 comments

Geek love

Tall, Dork, and Handsome The online dating website where guys who love Star Trek can meet women who will reformat their hard drives. Do these profiles speak your language? This guy "prefers to make love under black lights." This nerdette has "realized that the book 'the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' has all of the qualities I'm really looking for [in a guy]." Only thing verboten on the site: No pictures. via
posted by onlyconnect on Jun 7, 2005 - 40 comments

Remember when this happened in My So-Called Life?

We will flirt for you for free! Virtual Wingman will write a funny email to the hot girl or guy you just met and will try to sweep them off their feet for you. Or apologize to your date for being a boor. Just fill out a form. Also, totally free.
posted by onlyconnect on Dec 9, 2004 - 11 comments

Dating website bans seriel shagger.

Dating website bans seriel shagger. DatingDirect.com kissed Clive Worth buh bye after he slept with over 100 of its female ranks in 5 years and women started complaining that he "lacked commitment." Seems wrong to ban someone from a website for being good at what he does, though.
posted by onlyconnect on Nov 21, 2004 - 103 comments

Online Dating News Blogs

Userplane: A blog about online dating trends. Be the first to find out if an online site is tanking financially, new site launches, and miscellaneous finds like Apprentice Friendster profiles, services like lemondate (see if others thought your date was a lemon), and animalattraction.com (a dating service for pet lovers). See also Online Personals Watch for similar online dating news.
posted by onlyconnect on Sep 1, 2004 - 4 comments

"Looking for an Arab for serious purposes only."

Personal ads in the Arab world "Resident of the UAE, 28 years old, high-school diploma, looking for a veiled wife, a citizen of UAE or any other Gulf county. Will be allowed to continue working after marriage." ~ "Syrian, 36 years old, holds a government position, is interested to meet a tall, fair-skinned and green-eyed virgin, Lebanese or Moroccan."
posted by onlyconnect on Aug 29, 2004 - 21 comments

At veggiedate.org, "It's even possible to narrow your search to find only macrobiotic nonsmokers, 'almost-vegetarians' who live in Australia or Buddhist vegans." Sweet site with a surprisingly large number of success stories.
posted by onlyconnect on Aug 10, 2004 - 21 comments

Come as you are . . . quickly!

Brits maybe NOT so shy after all: Naked Speed Dating. (2nd link maybe NSFW - some nude cupids etc.)
posted by onlyconnect on Aug 3, 2004 - 10 comments

John Doe, 29, and Jane Smith, same, are pleased to announce that they are SO TOTALLY OVER!

Tired of engagement news? Break Up News is the place to get the skinny on recently ruptured romances or to announce to the world that you're back in the game. And, if you are, (or have other untraditional news you want to share,) consider Other Announcements, which offers greeting cards for calling off your engagement or wedding, moving in together, getting divorced, coming out, and getting your boobs done. (Though not all at the same time.)
posted by onlyconnect on Jul 30, 2004 - 2 comments

But he finished second in the 2nd grade spelling bee

Devirginize Marc dot com In short, up until now, just a few months shy of my 27th birthday, I am a virgin for one simple reason: the dream of making a Web site just like this. Is this what Internet dating has come to?
posted by onlyconnect on Jul 28, 2004 - 42 comments

50 Ways

Break up stories. NYC blogger smitten shares her friend's break-up-by-text-message story and invites readers to post their own. Resulting tales of woe (and some that aren't) include: (1) a "Dear John" e-mail; (2) he dedicates Robert Palmer's classic "I didn't mean to turn you on" to you; (3) his mother calls to say happy birthday and btw her son is having an affair; (4) you find out he has a fiance when she calls to ask who you are; (5) you break up right after sex while everyone's still naked. Maybe there should be a Strunk and White "Elements of Style" resource for break up protocol.
posted by onlyconnect on Jun 3, 2004 - 34 comments

Brutally honest personals

Brutally Honest Personals. Hers: "Even though I run marathons, I still can't lose those few pounds. But I can probably kick someone to death with my legs of steel." His: "When I do have a job, it's low paying, and credit consolidators take half of what I earn. I'm behind on my rent, emotionally closed, and take medication to treat my depression." Esquire comes up with personal ads for people who are tired of being excessively positive -- will the trend ever catch on for resumes and college class notes? (Possibly NSFW due to some sexual language.) via anil.
posted by onlyconnect on May 14, 2004 - 20 comments

Yale dating website - a little somethin' on the side

So Yale students have a dating website for those who are "matched, single, or looking for a little somethin' on the side." Unfortunately, the Yale College Council, which launched the site in February 2004, is being accused of stealing the HTML code from a precursor site at Wesleyan, and the Yale Student Activities Commission may have ripped off Weslyan's dating questionnaires. Happily, the Herald article confirms that while the website might be in trouble, "the courts will never shut down the most reliable dating hotspot at Yale" -- the library.
posted by onlyconnect on Apr 12, 2004 - 13 comments

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