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Feeling Desperate? Don't Worry. No One Can Tell

Sara Eckel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

People mean well when they try to reconfigure our emotions and our personalities to meet the cultural ideal of a desirable romantic partner. They just want us to be happy. But not only do these "rules" make us feel terrible, they also don't hold up to scrutiny.

How to Fall in Love in 15 Seconds

Jessica Pan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

He said that all he does is study and he did not laugh at any of my jokes. I asked him what his deal breaker was. "People who make a joke out of everything." I looked down at my own notecard, on which I had scrawled, "People who take life too seriously. And mouth breathers."

Playground Speed Dating

Sarah Fader | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

It turns out that I've been involved in a similar activity to speed dating and I didn't even realize it: Playground speed dating!

Why DIY Speed-Dating Is the Best Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Anne Vitiello | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Anne Vitiello

The 14th of February. Who's cringing? Hopeful? Excited? Indifferent? Perhaps you have become a full-on cynic toward the whole thing at this point, done with the overpriced flowers and boring prix fixe menus, not impressed by creative alternatives?

Speed Dating: 'Star Wars' Style

Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy

In case you've ever wondered what dating Jar Jar Binks or Chewbacca would be like, this is the video for you. Welcome to "Star Wars" speed dating. You...

Skinny-People Only Speed Dating Is Back

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

Speed-dating events for skinny people exist -- and journalist Rachel Rabbit White attended one undercover. In April, White went to one of On Speed ...

Why You Should Try Speed Dating

Kate Mirkin | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Kate Mirkin

"OMG. Are you serious?" That was the common reaction from my girlfriends when I told them, a bit sheepishly, that I had signed up for a speed dating event.

'Dance Moms': Abby Lee Miller Goes Speed Dating

Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

The ladies of "Dance Moms" came up with a theory as to why Abby Lee Miller is so high strung and tense all the time. She just needed to learn to loose...

Yoga Speed-Dating?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.16.2013 | Denver

This kind of speed-dating focuses on slowing down. A dozen single barefoot men and women wearing stretch pants and T-shirts are randomly paired up. T...

Speed Daters' Brains Reveal Reason For Instant Attraction

Posted 11.07.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/06/2012 05:12 PM EST on LiveScience How do you know when you're attracted to a new...

Andy Campbell

Sci-Fi Speed Dating SCANDAL (Plus Comic Con Photos) | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News

Real-life dates can break real-life hearts. Sci-Fi Speed Dating was a hit for self-proclaimed geeks and nerds at New York Comic Con this year -- 20...

The Best Time I Went Speed-Dating

The Hairpin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women

Approximately two months after the man I thought I was going to have babies with and I broke up, I decided to plunge back into the dating scene. I had...

WATCH: Every Horrible Thing About Dating In Your 20's

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy

Emma Koenig, the blogger behind "Fuck, I'm in My 20's" and the soon-to-be-released book of the same title, has teamed up with Dave Seger to make a vid...

Speed Dating for Men Who Want to Meet A Skinny Woman

Kate Fridkis | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

"Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick "down-sizing" to an 8 like when you're dating online. We'll be checking labels at the door!"

Adventures In Speed Dating

Christine Eads | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women
Christine Eads

It was just like a conveyor belt, but instead of delicious gourmet chocolates speeding past us, we had Milk Duds.

Fast Ain't Necessarily Better

Michele Willens | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

A man once explained he'd grown a beard because not shaving saved him ten minutes every morning. He then shaved it off because "it turned out I had nothing to do for ten minutes." I get it.

James Blake, CHERYL, Speed Dating With The Smiths: What To Do This Weekend

Posted 02.10.2012 | New York

James Blake DJ Set Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street; (212) 505-3474 When: Sunday, 9PM Price: $20 in advance, $25 at door James Blake ...

Speed Dating 101.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Everyone should try it. It definitely doesn't make you a loser. It's just efficient. Like a sushi conveyor belt, for your pants.

Context, Gender, and Why Riley's Right to Be Pissed Off About Toys

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Behavioral science has now shown us that many of the gender differences we habitually chalk up to biology or evolution aren't as set in stone as we assume.

Catholic Speed Dating Gone Awry

Kerry Weber | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Kerry Weber

I told myself it was a social experiment. To others, I described it as a low-pressure way to ease back into the dating scene after a painful end to a...

Dating after Divorce -- Do We Need Tough Love?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 11.15.2011 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

I can't help but think that a "tough love" speed dating round complete with feedback might attract the very people who like dolling out punishment, and that in a session of brief three-minute dates only the worst criticism would come out.

Groupon Plays Cupid: Hosts The World's Largest Speed Dating Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You may be used to checking Groupon for deals on local food and facials, but this week, the site is trying to recruit some date-seeking singles. Gro...

And The Survey Says: New Online Dating Study Shows Older Singles Less Likely To Date Outside Their Race

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

There seems to be no shortage of dating statistics and surveys this month. Are You Interested? the popular dating app on Facebook surveyed their membe...

Speed Loving: Recipe for Disaster

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Psssst... I have a confession to make and I have to get it off my chest. Not only do I not have the typical male problem of an inability to commit ...

Nosh, Davin, Kvell, or Eat, Pray, Love, the Upper West Side Way

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

Leeba Rivka Gilberstein is 27 years old, five pounds overweight, (okay, maybe ten), spiritually numb, and single.