Popular German Dating Site LOVOO May Use Fembots to Lure Men into Paying for Membership

After the Ashley Madison fembot scandal, this scenario sounds familiar. Internal documents leaked by whistleblowers at dating site LOVOO, which boasts 36 million users across Europe, reveal the company used bots called “promoter bitches” to flirt with men and get them to spend Euros on the site. »9/30/15 9:15pmWednesday 9:15pm

How Men and Women Really See Each Other When Online Dating

In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and reported on in the press suggested that when evaluating photographs from… »5/29/15 7:30am5/29/15 7:30am

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 11:30am2/09/15 11:30am

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 8:00pm7/29/14 8:00pm

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 10:00am3/08/14 10:00am

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 9:21pm11/20/13 9:21pm