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8 Books About Relationships That Blossomed Online

Julie Lawson Timmer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Julie Lawson Timmer

Some people find it easier to share secrets with people they know only through online usernames.

This Will Make You Feel Better About Meeting Your S.O. Online

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce

We've all been there: You're having a conversation with a couple and you innocently ask them how they met. That's when things get weird: both parties ...

A Textual Relationship

Jamie Silverman | Posted 10.12.2014 | 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 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?

What It Really Looks Like To Find Love Online

Posted 03.20.2014 | Women

Meeting on the Internet is no longer just for shut-ins without social skills -- and a new photo series proves it. Photographer Jena Cumbo began ph...

7 Things You Should Know About Dating In America

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

According to a new survey, everyone is terribly confused about whether they're on dates or just hanging out. We say dating is kind of like porn -- you...

Online Dating for Teens? Why Parents Need to Talk About Online Relationships

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Rather than just saying, "Don't do that!" I think parents need to do some real talking -- and teaching.

With Friends Like This...

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 09.04.2013 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

When marriages are in trouble and adults are feeling misunderstood or under-valued by their intimate partner, it is all too easy to sit down in front of a computer, iPad or tablet and pour out your heart to someone who has no greater investment in the "friendship" than typing a short, sympathetic response.

Have You Ever Been 'Catfished?'

By Julianne Micoleta, Ellie Papadakis and Elk Grove Julianne Micoleta and Ellie Papadakis are seniors at Elk Grove High School. They are student re...

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a 'Catfish'

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Jonathan Rajewski

Online impersonation with the intent of engaging in a relationship is becoming more common. Similar to identity theft, catfishing is when someone "assumes" a real person's identity and/or creates a new online persona to engage in an online relationship.

'Catfish: The TV Show': Man Hid Because Of His Size

Posted 11.27.2012 | TV

Kim had a relationship online and on the phone for a decade with Matt, but they'd never met. That is, until "Catfish: The TV Show" came along. The sho...

MTV's Catfish: The Digital Pen-Pal Syndrome

Julie Spira | Posted 01.21.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

It doesn't surprise me that singles looking for love online on MTV's Catfish have their hopes at an all-time high, but I wonder, why wait so long to meet in real life if you think you've found your soul mate?

7 Truths About Social Media and Online Relationships

Marty McPadden | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Marty McPadden

If you see someone is falling in love with you and you do not feel the same way, be honest and firm. Tell them exactly how you feel. Never play with anyone's feelings and never pretend to like someone. Remember those avatars represent real human beings who can get hurt.

Looking Up Your Online Date [Infographic]

Julie Spira | Posted 07.29.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

So here we are with online dating being a part of most single's lives. Everyone seems to know someone who has met their significant other or spouse online.

Match.com ... With A Little Less .Com?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology

Those algorithms that dating sites use to pair up singles online have a new purpose: generating the guest lists for offline events. "Forget having...

The Nice Way To Say 'I'm Just Not That Into You'

www.thirdage.com | Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

You've been on a few dates and you think you met the man (or woman) of your dreams. The first meet was electric; the energy between you was sizzling. ...

The Bachelorette and Someone to Watch Over Me

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Hemanshu Nigam

Every time we go online looking for love, many of us tend to do the one thing we would never do in our real lives where we live surrounded by loved ones watching over us. We leave all that behind.

Status Update: Can You Save Me?

Steph Thompson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Technology
Steph Thompson

My Facebook is a cemetery of once and would-be lovers, souls that, at one time, could have saved me. Could they still?

Love in the Time of Connectivity

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marian Salzman

We live in a time of preview dating -- an endless shop-till-you-drop comparison of possibilities. No longer do Americans think e-dating is only for "losers" or people lacking "a life."

The Facebook Other Woman and the Social Networking Casanova: An Old Story, a New Addiction

Ester Amy Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ester Amy Fischer

What happened to me is that I both fell in love and had my heart broken on Facebook. On Facebook. With someone I'd never met.

Is Your Inbox Full of Reactivit-E-Mail?

Brooke Siler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brooke Siler

Some people are happily distracted by their Twitters and Tweets and would have it no other way. I, on the other hand, begin sweating and twitching as I near my computer.