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A Textual Relationship

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

People hardly talk on the phone these days. We text. Send pics. Tweet. But can you really get to know the essence of a person in these superficial, limited interactions?

Why OKCupid's 'Experiments' Were Worse Than Facebook's

Joseph Farrell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

We understand OKCupid is a business with a product and as such will conduct research to improve its offerings, but this absolute lack of respect for OKCupid's customers is neither ethical nor acceptable, and is a breach of the principles of corporate citizenship.

What You Should Learn From OkCupid's Experiment

Laurie Davis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology
Laurie Davis

On Monday, OkCupid released a new experiment taking a very different approach. Rather than simply pulling data from users as they typically behave, they altered their eDestiny. As a result, users' charted different courses on the site but for the better.

OkCupid's Experiment May Have Broken FTC Rules

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology

By Casey Sullivan (Reuters) - OkCupid’s disclosure that the popular dating website intentionally misled couples about their suitabilit...

OkCupid Proudly Admits It Experiments On People All The Time

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology

Remember last month when everyone hated on Facebook for manipulating people's moods in the name of science? On Monday, the dating website OkCupid came...

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

It's true, most of us will never have the resources to be major financial players in political campaigns. Our advocacy lies in our voice, and in our wallets.

Why I Came Out Of The 'Good-Girl' Closet At 50

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

There's an extra layer of shame to being told you're an old slut. A young woman's "sluttiness" can be excused in part because she hasn't lived long enough to buy into social mores, and she's too hormonal to delay gratification. But an older woman who admits that she likes erotic pleasure without all the packaging? That's not just slutty, apparently, it's freakish.

My Life As A 'Blogger Boyfriend'

Stephen Mariani | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Stephen Mariani

"Hold on, babe, let me just choose a filter real quick." My girlfriend said this to me the other night as I was trying to tell her about the day I had.

Use These 10 Words If You Don't Want To Be Single Anymore

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Divorce

Listen up, folks: The way you put together your online dating profile could mean the difference between a Friday night on the town and a Friday night ...

Why These Queers Are Boycotting OkCupid

Alex Berg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Alex Berg

More of my queer-identified friends use it than any other dating website because the options are varied -- just not varied enough. On the website, users can only identify as male or female, and as straight, gay, or bisexual.

Let The Men Of Online Dating Show You How To Really Woo A Woman

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz & Amanda Scherker | Posted 05.01.2014 | Comedy

The suave gents of online dating know every woman loves a straight shooter.

How One Artist Challenges Objectification In Online Dating -- Nude Artworks (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts

Those attempting to navigate the world of online dating know that for every polite and banal pick-up line sent through the ether of digital flirting, ...

5 Reasons Why I'm So Glad I Tried Online Dating

Alexa Cortese | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Alexa Cortese

I believe that when you take initiative to do something you want to do, good things will happen. They might not be the exact thing you set out to obtain (for example, you might meet someone online who turns out to be a really good friend), but they will add to your life regardless.

Mozilla's Anti-Gay CEO Hastily Resigns Amid Controversy

Becky Hayes | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Becky Hayes

Just weeks after the announcement was made, newly named Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned from his post amid impassioned outcries from the LGBT commun...

Why I Gave up OKCupid... Without a Man

Reina Victoria | Posted 06.11.2014 | Divorce
Reina Victoria

After all, how else was I going to find love?

A Look Back At The Biggest LGBT News Stories Of The Week

Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

What It's REALLY Like to Date in N.Y.C. Spoiler: It's Terrible

Teresa Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Teresa Lee

He gets up to go to the bathroom....and never returns, and you never hear from him ever again. Guess he fell into the toilet bowl and drowned to death?

How To Protect Yourself From This New Terrifying Security Flaw Called 'Heartbleed'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

There's a big problem with one of the tools used to protect your data as it travels over the Internet. The bug, revealed on Monday by security rese...

Mozilla CEO's Resignation Sparks Debate In Silicon Valley

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim ...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

OkCupid Responds To Anti-Gay Mozilla CEO Stepping Down

Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Mozilla landed itself in hot water this week after Proposition 8 donor Brendan Eich became the company's new CEO. The fallout was inevitable, with ...

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 3)

Eric Barry | Posted 06.03.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

It's fascinating being unable to speak. Every interaction becomes completely reliant on non-verbal communication. Every touch, every facial twitch seems imbued with meaning.

It's Good Business: OkCupid's Decision to Block Mozilla Firefox

Jess Carbino | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Jess Carbino

OkCupid's decision to take a stand for gay rights is not only morally appropriate, but also good business.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 2)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Barry

A recent accident, which we're still piecing together, left me with my jaw and cheekbones broken, two teeth removed, a metal plate in my chin, and my ...

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?