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The Non-Expert

Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. For example, Can We Date? — home to this flowchart to help determine what is legal, and what is socially acceptable. [previously]
posted by netbros on Sep 6, 2010 - 13 comments

"And with a flip of the switch I can turn her off if she starts to nag me!"

Only in Japan, Real Men Go to a Hotel With Virtual Girlfriends: Dating-Simulation Game a Last Resort For Honeymoon Town and Its Lonely Guests. "Some devoted fans will go so far as to pay twice the rate—most hotels in Japan charge per guest not per room—to indulge the fantasy that they are not there alone. A night's stay, at most, can cost $500 though many rooms are cheaper. In Atami, the Love Plus+ fans—mostly men in their twenties and thirties—stand out. Unlike the deeply tanned beach crowd wearing very little, they are often pasty and overdressed for the heat in heavy jeans and button-down shirts." [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Sep 5, 2010 - 49 comments

How you like them apples?

"DateHarvardSQ is a unique online dating platform matching discerning women with Harvard University educated men determined to make a difference in the world as foremost doctors, lawyers, businessmen, academics and professionals. DateHarvardSQ is owned and operated by a dedicated team of Harvard University graduates, whose goal is to help their community of peers find meaningful relationships across the globe." Ladies, be sure to check out to Preview the Harvard Men waiting for your Smile.
posted by grouse on Sep 2, 2010 - 90 comments

I pay, you pay, we pay

How to be frugal and still be asked on dates Though saving and overall frugality are making a comeback in all areas of life, dating remains the one area where it is (probably) not acceptable to be cheap.
posted by The1andonly on Aug 20, 2010 - 42 comments

A Road Trip to Find Love…

30 Dates. 30 Days. 30 Cities. "Kevin Richberg, a 32-year-old gay man (and good man) from Boston, is looking for the love of his life. He’s picked an unusual way to find him." (Interview with Kevin.) [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 16, 2010 - 20 comments

[Insert joke about Ayn Rand dealbreaker here]

Looking for love among the bookstacks? Try Alikewise, a dating site based on book tastes, instead. [more inside]
posted by peripathetic on Aug 13, 2010 - 52 comments

More hot stats from OKCupid

OK Cupid statistics fun: We collected 552,000 example user pictures. We paired them up and asked people to make snap judgments. Here's what we found.
posted by nomadicink on Aug 10, 2010 - 109 comments

You’ll be pleased to note, it also makes it easier for you to dust.

My Fault, I'm Female [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jul 19, 2010 - 712 comments

Dating plants, dating kings, dating nearly everything

Research by an international team led by staff at the ORAU has mapped out an accurate chronology of the kings of ancient Egypt using radiocarbon analysis of short-lived plant remains from the region. The research has now been published in the journal Science (18 June, 2010). [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Jul 5, 2010 - 7 comments

Let's go walk the High Line and look for people with mullets

Ritual of the First Date, Circa 2010. [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 3, 2010 - 72 comments

How to snag your very own Indian!

How to Date an Indian (Advice for the Non-Indian) by Andrea Miller. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 4, 2010 - 117 comments

Wanna come back to my iPad?

Cupidtino is a "new social dating website exclusively for Apple fans" which launches in June. If your Cupidtino Appleationship works out, you could have a magical Apple Store Wedding! Via "Oh God No." [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 5, 2010 - 51 comments

Careless Women Never Appeal To Gentlemen

Tips For Single Ladies: Helpful hints on dating and romance from 1938, with photos. (via)
posted by The Whelk on Dec 10, 2009 - 45 comments

Your Looks and Your Inbox

"This week we will be confronting a fact that, by definition, haunts the average online dater: no matter how much time you spend polishing your profile, honing your IM banter, and perfecting your message introductions, it’s your picture that matters most." (Previously 1 2 3)
posted by gman on Nov 24, 2009 - 123 comments

How to Get And Keep a Good Man

"Go up to him and start a conversation. Anything except feminism--which is like toxic waste to Good Men--is fair game." Spoiler: It's all about The Golden Rule.
posted by fantine on Nov 22, 2009 - 136 comments

We are a marriage preservation service

The Ashley Madison agency: Adultery business now open for gays! [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 21, 2009 - 76 comments

We put the LOVE in r3VOLution!

Ron Paul Singles
Welcome to Ron Paul Singles, the online dating community for freedom-loving individuals.We're here for single men and women who want to make a connection with those who share the values of liberty, honesty and limited constitutional government.
posted by empath on Oct 21, 2009 - 121 comments

Hi. Whatcha reading?

Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced.
posted by kimdog on Oct 8, 2009 - 844 comments

The race is on.

"We’ve processed the messaging habits of almost a million people and are about to basically prove that, despite what you might’ve heard from the Obama campaign and organic cereal commercials, racism is alive and well." The people who run the dating site OkCupid continue to analyze the aggregate data of their users, shedding light on preferences and behavior. The most recent OkTrends post takes a look at their compiled racial data: Your Race Affects Whether People Write You Back. (previously 1 2)
posted by naju on Oct 7, 2009 - 459 comments

Are you looking for me? I'm looking for someone!

Missed the era of video dating? Fear not, here's a taste.
posted by piratebowling on Sep 18, 2009 - 58 comments

The 2009 Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival is now in full swing.

How about Irish farmer dating if Internet dating and speed dating are not your thing? An "ancient" (maybe a century, max) tradition of matchmaking, traditional music and "grand craic" are also on offer. Even comes with its own (part-time) matchmaker: Willy. Or... is this the "real" Matchmaker Willy?
posted by KMH on Sep 15, 2009 - 12 comments

hi cutie ur realy sexy. msn?

How (not) to write an online-dating message, based on a sample of 500,000 "first contact" messages. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Sep 14, 2009 - 79 comments

Overthinking Carol

The Carol Syndrome "Carol's perception that she scares men away is not a delusion after all. … It is not a matter of bad luck but a collateral effect of interactive rationality. A paradoxical consequence is that Carol's attractiveness acts as a repellent." Game theory (mis?)applied to dating. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Jul 22, 2009 - 73 comments

Peering into your neighbors' windows (in aggregate)

The fine folks at OkCupid, the dating site, have begun to analyze aggregate data from the questions their users answer to form dating profiles, revealing, among other things, that users in Nevada are more open to rape fanstasies than those from Michigan. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Jun 30, 2009 - 60 comments

Picky picky

Women may not be so picky after all. Researchers at Northwestern University have been finding some interesting things about human mating by holding and studying speed-dating events (pdf). [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jun 15, 2009 - 33 comments

The latest craze in adult dating.

Conjugal Harmony : "Normally you wouldn't think an arsonist would be good at sex. Boy was I ever wrong!" [slightly NSFW]
posted by desjardins on Apr 10, 2009 - 44 comments

Why I'm Alone

Why I'm Alone: "People ask me why I'm still alone, and why I don't seek to date much, eight years after my husband died. I thought about it the other day, and came up with a few of the reasons."
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 28, 2009 - 195 comments

Telling tales

You say Orwell, Tolstoy and Joyce, but actually it's Rowling and Grisham... Anyway if you are a chap, just make sure you put away that Clarkson before your date arrives.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 5, 2009 - 52 comments

For Guys Who Don't Mind Chlamydia

Online Dating Commercials. Like the girl who says, "Of course I didn't put chlamydia on the profile, I put smoker." Or this gem, "I used to have to wait for days for my friends to tell me he wasn't interested. Now I get an automated email right away." [more inside]
posted by netbros on Dec 18, 2008 - 6 comments

I have found very few women that have not already been beaten down to a flimsy, irrational, empty pulp.

You should contact me if you are a skinny woman. If your words are a meaningful progression of concepts rather than a series of vocalizations induced by your spinal cord for the purpose of complementing my tone of voice.... Are you Libertarian? And Lonely? Is the Atlas in your pants "Shrugging"?
posted by orthogonality on Nov 18, 2008 - 167 comments

Love in the Time of Darwinism

Kay S. Hymowitz strikes again. Previously, she wrote an article positing that "that too many single young males (SYMs) were lingering in a hormonal limbo between adolescence and adulthood, shunning marriage and children, and whiling away their leisure hours with South Park reruns, marathon sessions of World of Warcraft, and Maxim lists of the ten best movie fart scenes."
Now she has a new thesis: That angry, disenfranchised single young men use "Darwinist" philosophy to justify "resistance to settling down" and "unsentimental promiscuity". [via]
posted by shotgunbooty on Nov 17, 2008 - 164 comments

Republicans just can't get away from this stuff even if they wanted to

If you were asked to design the perfect weapon to exploit this vulnerability as it manifests itself in attractive, urban gay men, you’d want something that would intensify our isolation, exaggerate our propensity to objectify each other, and persuade us to objectify ourselves -- by encouraging us to believe that our purpose is to look good and have lots of sex. Manhunt would be your perfect weapon
"Has Manhunt Destroyed Gay Culture?". It's a great article, but what happened after its publication may be just as interesting. [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Aug 28, 2008 - 49 comments

Ten Reasons It Would Rule to Date a Unicorn

Ten Reasons It Would Rule to Date a Unicorn
posted by empath on Aug 4, 2008 - 73 comments

Now, here's the way I work...

Meet Dmitri. He's a complete catch. Women approach him 6-7 times a day.
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 26, 2008 - 178 comments

... over 6 months of experience in online dating and relationships

"Carl knows how to treat the ladies. And with all of his qualities in one package, he is quite the value meal. Eat up ladies. His fries are getting cold." Fun stuff from one of the members of comedy troupe The Groundlings.
posted by jbickers on Jan 10, 2008 - 29 comments

The Serial Seducer

Meet Paul Janka. He has recently been featured (twice) on NBC's Today Show, as one of New York's finest lotharios. You can also read his 17-page dating manifesto (pdf). Since his television appearance, reaction has varied from highly negative to positive, with little middle ground. Could he represent a new paradigm for dating in a post-feminist world?
posted by smoothvirus on Dec 31, 2007 - 124 comments

Ee-ee! Ee-ee! (Something slimy for you, my slimy darling.)

Some dolphins are easy and some are murderous rapists, but all of them are into the nookie. Amazon River Dolphins are the casanovas of the cetacean order, practised in selecting the finest mud glops or algae for that special cow.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Dec 5, 2007 - 14 comments

Reckless is one word that comes to mind

crazyblinddate.com! From the makers of OKCupid! comes a website where you set up dates with people that you are not allowed to see or communicate with before hand. [more inside]
posted by Stynxno on Nov 7, 2007 - 42 comments

Chewing on the Red White and Blue

Love American Style Season One Volume One is coming to DVD on November 20th. The series ran on ABC-TV from 1969-1974, was nominated for an emmy for best comedy series (won for music) and often featured pilots that had been turned down by the networks. Some would later be picked up after airing on Love American Style; two such shows were Happy Days and Wait til Your Father Gets Home. The original theme song was performed by the Cowsills, here is their live version years later. As a kid, I actually hoped my dating life might be fun and humorous like the show, no such luck.
posted by CameraObscura on Oct 26, 2007 - 49 comments

It's quieter than you think on the Wellesley College Senate bus.

On average, college students are having a medium amount of sex.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 23, 2007 - 59 comments

Make Yourself Look Good on Facebook

10 Steps to a More Dateable Facebook Profile 6. Un-tag photos at will. Bad angle? Bad outfit? Bad situation? Un-tag that picture! It's not worth adding a few numbers to that photo count to be seen in a photo that doesn't cast you in an entirely positive light. Did you see what happened to Miss New Jersey?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Aug 24, 2007 - 67 comments


WeNeither. This is a cute idea for a dating site. [via mefi projects]
posted by chunking express on Jul 18, 2007 - 39 comments

First kiss soft, next one passionate; In World War Hulk, My green homey be smashin' it.

Reviews of Dating Tips...? Comic book review blog Hoopla! takes a break from the funny books and instead reviews internet dating tips. Much hilarity ensues.
posted by Outlawyr on Jun 19, 2007 - 27 comments

again, where were we supposed to meet at 4:20?

do we click? any questions? ask mary. [possibly NSFW]
posted by gman on Jun 6, 2007 - 84 comments


posted by thirteenkiller on Apr 12, 2007 - 49 comments

Stuffed animals can make you even more lonely.

It's not you, it's your apartment. Is your awful decor interfering with your love life? Maybe this lighting tutorial can help.
posted by hydrophonic on Apr 10, 2007 - 37 comments

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places? Just Shut Up And Date.

Shut Up And Date. Are you lonely this Valentine's Day? "Dating Expert Jean Singer" wants you to Shut Up And Date. Watch clips of her seminar, Internet Dating: Oh, The Mistakes Men Make! Check out her Ten Commandments Of A First Date. But, before you start, make sure you're worthy by taking the self-assessment quiz. Shut Up And Date offers helpful advice and affirmations for all the relationship-challenged men out there.
posted by amyms on Feb 13, 2007 - 127 comments


Eric Schaeffer wants to marry you
posted by skjønn on Feb 8, 2007 - 53 comments

That better be a Trekkie you're dating!

According to a recent Zogby poll, parents would rather their daughter meet a date at a bar or a Star Trek convention than through online dating.
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 31, 2007 - 44 comments

Paying installments.

What's the best way to pick up girls in Damascus?
posted by three blind mice on Jan 31, 2007 - 34 comments

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