A dating site for people you don't want to sleep with (except for those you do)

A new service from OkCupid called Tallygram uses dating site techniques to help you find new friends -- with or without benefits.

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Unlike OkCupid, the “pre-beta” Tallygram doesn’t carry ads or use code from tracking companies – at least not yet. And even if it did, it’s not clear Tallygram would suffer from the same technical glitch that caused OkC to insert that data in the URLs it sent back to tracking companies.

But Tallygram, like OkCupid, is also a part of IAC – probably the largest Internet company most people have never heard of. IAC’s stable of sites includes Match.com, CollegeHumor, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Ask.com, and a bunch of lesser sites. Some, like Dictionary.com, are notorious for the number of tracking cookies they contain. IAC also has a rather liberal privacy policy in which it reserves the right to share all of your information with all of the companies in its network.

Think about that, the next time you are trolling for new friends on Tallygram, with or without benefits.

*For the record, my answers were I’m for it, yes, neither, yes, no, and don’t care.

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