Bartenders Talk About Your Terrible Tinder Dates

Oh, Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr, whatever your particular dating app poison. Your first date dramas play in bars the world over. Because bars are a typical venue for painfully awkward first encounters, bartenders all have a front-row seat—and they're definitely talking about it. » 2/22/15 3:00pm 2/22/15 3:00pm

How Do I Look in These Genes? The Science of DNA Dating

That sensation you feel when you meet someone you like—that visceral pull towards another human being—there's biology behind that. And if there's biology behind that, it can be measured, and controlled for, and used to help determine if two people will be attracted to each other before they ever even meet in person. » 2/09/15 11:30am 2/09/15 11:30am

Tinder Around The World

Traveling around the world? Tinder can help you meet people. Obviously. But its easy intimacy can also help plug you into adventure. Here's how it worked for us, along with some of the people we met through it during our travels. » 1/12/15 12:35pm 1/12/15 12:35pm

Harsh Dating App Bans the Creeps Who Keep Striking Out

Do you love the low-risk emotional distancing of Tinder but hate having to swipe through all the riffraff to get there? A new dating app called The Grade is here to help, giving you the same Facebook-powered swiping but without all the undesirables. Because it bans anyone who doesn't make the cut. » 11/17/14 5:20pm 11/17/14 5:20pm

8 Online Dating Stories With Happy Endings

We all have online dating horror stories. Too many, probably. The stories of finding true love via Tinder or your soul mate on Grindr are, understandably, fewer and further between. But they're out there, and you shared them with us. Here are the best ones. » 11/13/14 2:18pm 11/13/14 2:18pm

Tinder Is Finally Getting an Undo Button (For a Price)

Tinder is about to help you fix the biggest mistake you ever make on Tinder: Swiping left instead of swiping right. But if you want that magical power, you're going to have to pay for it. » 11/04/14 6:49pm 11/04/14 6:49pm

Tell Us Your Online Dating Success Stories

Everyone has online dating horror stories. We've heard 'em! The stories of people actually meeting and falling in love, however, are a lot more rare. But we love love, so if you have an online dating success story, we want to hear it. » 10/23/14 2:17pm 10/23/14 2:17pm

Tinder just announced that the so-far totally free dating app will launch a premium service in early November. "We are adding features users have been begging us for," said CEO Sean Rad. No word on what those features will be yet, however. » 10/20/14 4:06pm 10/20/14 4:06pm

Is Online Dating Worth It? An FAQ

You've probably heard of online dating. You may even have a few friends that do it. But, despite your curiosity, you haven't been able to convince yourself to actually try it out. We're here to answer some of your burning questions. » 9/12/14 8:00am 9/12/14 8:00am

This Robot Maximizes Your Chance of Finding Love on Tinder

Tinder is a great way to find hookups romance near you, but it still relies on you and your potential partner finding each other mutually attractive. Since you can't always rely on that, why not boost your odds—say, with a robotic finger that can "like" up to 900 Tinderers per hour? » 9/06/14 6:47pm 9/06/14 6:47pm

OKCupid's Experiments Are Like a 2014 Version of This Old Romcom

OKCupid announced yesterday it had been messing with us —far more intrusively than Facebook had been . Among other things, the online dating site deliberately told some users they were great matches when they were in fact awful matches and vice versa. The whole scenario recalled for me, of all things, a 1998… » 7/29/14 8:00pm 7/29/14 8:00pm Will Use Facial Recognition to Find People Like Your Ex recently announced a partnership with Three Day Rule, a personalized matchmaking service that will find you a date that looks like your ex. You simply send them some pictures, and they find a match. The service costs $5,000 for six month membership. And it's creepy as hell. » 6/16/14 3:45pm 6/16/14 3:45pm

Science: Less-Attractive People Get The Most Online Dating Attention

If you've stuck a toe in the online dating pool, you've probably come across some total hottie and thought "oh great, that lucky so-and-so is gonna steal away all the attention from my profile." Not so, says science—in fact, it's the controversial-looking people, not the smokin' specimens, who get the most attention.… » 3/08/14 10:00am 3/08/14 10:00am

Tacos, Moviefone, and Vibrators: My Most Interesting OkCupid Date Ever

I was excited about this one. It had been a while since I'd dusted off the old OkCupid profile. I'd been working a lot and thinking about my ex too much, and this girl looked cute. So, when she actually agreed to a date, I was thrilled. This one felt important! » 2/25/14 6:20pm 2/25/14 6:20pm

Tell Us Your Online Dating Horror Stories

On the worst OKCupid date I ever went on, the guy was 30 pounds heavier than his pics, ate wings like a slob, licked his fingers, and talked about his upset stomach the whole time. It was the worst date in history. We want to hear your online dating war stories, too. » 2/14/14 10:20am 2/14/14 10:20am

How A Mathematician Hacked OkCupid to Find His Girl

Mathematicians aren't renowned for their social skills. But in a quest to find love, Chris McKinlay from UCLA realised he could use his analytical skills to his advantage—by hacking OkCupid. » 1/22/14 7:08am 1/22/14 7:08am

One chart exposes the racial preferences of online dating

Quartz has dug up a rather sad chart that reveals the racial preferences of online daters. Judging from data from Facebook dating app Are You Interested, you can see how different races respond to each other under the veil of the Internet. Most women respond positively to white men, while most men respond positively… » 11/20/13 8:29pm 11/20/13 8:29pm

There's A Dating Site For Ghosts . . . So Yeah We Can All Go Home Now

Welp it's been a good run. Nice work humanity, you produced a lot of cool stuff on the internet. But now that is live there isn't much else to do. Time to learn how to rock climb or read War and Peace. » 10/13/13 6:11pm 10/13/13 6:11pm

If Game of Thrones Characters Were on Online Dating Websites

Seeing Game of Thrones play out on Facebook was the comic relief necessary for the oft depressing show. Seeing Game of Thrones characters pretend to have online dating profiles? Just as good, well, if only for Hodor's. » 6/26/13 1:00am 6/26/13 1:00am

Sex on a Pile of Cash Sounds Great Until Your Online Date Robs You

Imagine this: You set up the perfect kinky hook-up on the Internet. You found a hot partner who wants to have sex with you, provided this sex happens on top of a pile of cash. So you find the pile of cash, you show up at the appointed time to get lucky, only to find out that it's not your lucky day at all. » 5/31/13 5:34pm 5/31/13 5:34pm