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  • Dear Internet bots and sockpuppets: Your days are numbered

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    BeehiveID analyzes your social media accounts to figure out who's fake and who's real on the Web.
  • Sex, drugs, and Internet advertising

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Sites like YouTube, Twitter, and OkCupid are sharing your username with Web advertisers -- and often a lot more. So much for 'anonymous' tracking.
  • Match.com wants to get to second base with Meetic

    Posted May 30, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Online dating site Match.com has made an offer for the outstanding shares of French dating site Meetic, of which it is already a part owner, the company said on Monday.
  • Cloud Girlfriend: The saddest Facebook start-up of all

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Turns out there may be something more pathetic than a person who spends all day on Facebook. And that's a guy who pays a company money to create a "virtual girlfriend" on Facebook to fool others into thinking he's a real playa.
  • Is OkCupid's dating data safe with Match.com?

    Posted February 12, 2011 - 10:19 pm

    There are millions of fish in the sea and, it seems, nearly as many online dating sites. But few have captured users' hearts quite the way OkCupid has. Launched in 2004 by a quartet of Harvard mathematicians, OkCupid has attracted more than 7 million users thanks to its low-cost, social-media-savvy, statistically driven approach to dating.
  • Online dating for nerds

    Posted February 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner--and if you're without a special someone, online dating might sound like a viable option.
  • Match.com sued by sour romance seekers

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    Online matchmaker Match.com is being sued by some its former users for forcing them to pay for access to expired dating profiles or bogus profiles posted by spammers. According to a class-action complaint filed in federal district court in Dallas, as much as 60 percent of the profiles posted at the site are inactive or belong to fake or fraudulent users, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
  • Dallas woman looking for love on YouTube

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Her videos show her detailed wedding planning, which continues inexorably towards a February 15 date, despite the lack of a groom.
  • Chinese soldiers forbidden to find love online

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Don't feel too bad for them: military leaders are looking into running their own matchmaking service to fill the gap.
  • Online dating comes to the iPad with SpeedDate app

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    So you want to date somebody, but you've had no luck with bars, clubs, or even flirty Facebook pokes. What's a lonely heart to do? Try online dating, of course! And the only thing better than online dating is mobile online dating. Thanks to SpeedDate's new app, you can now dive into online dating right from your iPad.
  • Dating site purges "fatties" from its membership

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    5,000 users of the BeautifulPeople.com site were dismissed after other users ratted them out for gaining weight over the holidays.
  • Galactica Star Finds Geek Love

    Posted March 20, 2009 - 2:58 pm

    If you've ever heard the cries of a Gnome Death Knight, you know the work of voice actor, Dino Andrade. If you've ever watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica, you've seen Richard Hatch. But what do these two guys have in common besides being staples of a dork diet? They're bringing geeks together to find love--and to form a multimedia social network. Seriously.
  • Dating 2.0: Looking for Love in All the Online Places

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    Not every person who dates online is as horribly geeky as Napoleon Dynamite's brother Kip -- there are some cool geeks out there just waiting for you to meet them. In fact, more than forty million Americans have tried online dating at one time or another and some have walked away very happy.
  • Online dating: Blocking the bad guys

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    The list of people that clients don't want to meet online -- including sexual predators, pedophiles, scammers, spammers and plain old liars -- is a long one. Online dating sites have various approaches to keeping out undesirables. And at least one company offers a service to help users keep ahead of the bad guys.
  • Online dating: Your profile's long, scary shelf life

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    Online dating services have privacy policies that offer some assurances about how that data will be used and not used, but they don't necessarily delete your data after you've canceled your subscription and moved on. Many sites keep the profiles and related data long after you've left the service; some won't delete it unless you ask -- and others never delete it at all.
  • Online dating: The technology behind the attraction

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    Online dating services run on a curious mix of technology, science, alchemy and marketing. Under the covers, they combine large databases with BI, psychological profiling, matching algorithms and a variety of communications technologies to match up lonely singles -- and to convert one-time visitors into paying monthly subscribers.
  • Online dating: Avatars tackle the first date for you

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    Online dating can be fraught with "firsts," including the first time you meet a person face-to-face. If you're not sure you're ready for that step, would you consider a date in a 3-D virtual world?
  • Skout turns your iPhone into a dating machine

    Posted February 11, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    The dating world is tough. I hear. You know, from, er, people. On the street. It hasn't really gotten any easier with all the addition of technology, either: Google, text messaging, Facebook--they all just add complexity to the world of interpersonal relationships.
  • Computers unite neighbors where neighborhood fails

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 2:11 pm

    Julie McIlroy and Allan Donnelly lived only seven houses apart in Cardiff, Wales, for 17 years, are engaged to be married, and declare themselves to have "perfect compatibility." So naturally they probably got to know each other as neighbors, right? Nope. They met online.
  • Rare species to find love online

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 5:05 pm

    If you're a member of an endangered species, it goes without saying that it's going to be difficult for you to find a romantic partner. Luckily, the Internet is here to help.
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