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4 Ways Online Dating Isn't So Scary

Damona Hoffman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Damona Hoffman

Technological and cultural shifts have made online dating mainstream and have shed light on the frightening factors of dating the old-fashioned way. Still skeptical? Here are four reasons why online dating is less scary than meeting "in real life" and dating the traditional way.

Every Guy You Meet On Tinder (In 3 Minutes)

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women

It is one thing to endure the dark machismo of Tinder within the confines of your smartphone. It is quite another to encounter it in real life. Wh...

15 Of The Most Awkward Things To Ever Happen On A Date

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Divorce

We've all had our fair share of bad dates. It's all too easy to find yourself breaking bread with someone who looked good on paper, but who's actually...

Public Service Announcement For a First Date

Tracy Strauss | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

Don't tell me there's something about my eyes that has made you talk about the details of your sex life with your "ex"-wife and that you hope you haven't overshared.

The 19 Worst Things You Can Say On A Date

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.02.2014 | Divorce

You know how they say honesty is the best policy? That's not exactly true of dating. We come bearing proof. On Thursday, the folks over on the As...

These 13 Bad Date Stories Will Turn You Off Dating Altogether

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.18.2014 | Divorce

A lot could go right on a date: The person you're currently sharing sweet potato fries with just might be the love of your life. You could learn that ...

19 Soul-Crushing Responses To 'I Love You'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.28.2014 | Divorce

On Thursday, the good folks over on Reddit weighed in with some of the most embarrassing responses they'd ever received after telling someone they lov...

The Misadventures of Dating When Queer and Crippled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

While you're thinking: "I've never been with a PwD before," I'm thinking, "I've never been with someone who was REALLY okay with my disability." You: Who takes care of him? Me: Will they help me if I need it? How do I ask?

9 DO's And DON'T's For When Sex Gets Weird

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Weird News

Far be it from us to dispense dating advice, but it's come to our attention that some individuals desperately need it. Without further ado, we pre...

My Only Deal Breaker

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Annie Chagnot

You know, that's funny. Because I have ONE THING too. One thing that I consider a deal breaker. My ONLY deal breaker, really. ONE EFFING THING that any guy I date HAS to be okay with...

9 Extremely Awkward Date Stories

Posted 08.07.2013 | Divorce

Think your post-divorce dating life is a mess? It could be so much worse. Last week, we featured 14 real-life date conversations that were so awkw...

The 14 Most Awkward Things Ever Said On Dates

Posted 08.02.2013 | Divorce

Feel like most of your post-divorce dates have been filled with super awkward silence and stilted conversation? These real-life conversations from...

7 Nightmarish Anecdotes That Prove It's Worth Googling Your Dates

Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce

In this era of oversharing online, you can learn a lot about a date by simply Googling him or her. Just ask dating expert Sandy Weiner. On Tuesday,...

What Happens When a San Francisco Woman Dates in New York?

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Larissa Zimberoff

Why are these men on dating sites if they aren't prepared to date someone longer than a few weeks? Why do men break things off when they're "not sure" or before they've even seen me in the daylight?

Does God Wear Gucci?

Barbara Rose Brooker | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Rose Brooker

It's been a while since I've been on a date -- I've been busy with my books and meeting deadlines. And I tend to get hermetic. Anyway, I'm trying to get out more, even date. So Dick Slick, alias "God," picks me up in his black shiny Lexus, and he's as spiffy as his car.

Are These The Worst Type Of Online Daters?

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women

Few things make us sadder than romantic rejection and unrequited love. When you want someone and they don't want you back, it stings. But in the world...

A Treasury of the World's Worst Online Dating Stories

The Awl | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women

Since we gathered a truly huge pile of data from our online dating survey, we've published advice about how to improve online dating for everyone, for...