Grammatically Correct Dating Messages Yield Results

Research into what does and doesn't work in the world of dating sites and apps has looked beyond the obvious answer of being demonstrably fit and rich, with, apparently, nice grammar helping win more dates than leering emoticons and scattergun GIFs to everyone in your age group search filter results. Read More >>

The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice” advises, “Do your best to avoid being negative. Get to the point quickly and don’t waste their time. They may get impatient if you’re moving too slowly.” I’m a catch. Read More >>

Tinder Bans Alpha-Man Tiger Selfies

Having your photograph taken with a tiger and using it on your dating site profile is apparently a thing, such a big thing that it's spawned other things mocking it. But it's about to be outlawed by the modern king of dating portals Tinder, which has said no to men flexing their muscles in ironic t-shirts next to one of nature's most impressive beasts. Read More >>

A Hacker’s Guide to Protecting Your Privacy While Dating 

Love makes people do dumb stuff. But there are practical, easy steps we can take to maintain our privacy during romantic relationships, and changing one simple behaviour now could keep us safe later on if the relationship ends badly. Read More >>

Man Spams Welsh Beach With Love Messages

Craig Sullivan had an idea about how to find himself a new partner. Instead of trawling dating apps or dogging in motorway service stations he decided on the more romantic option of sending out 2,000 messages in bottles, chucking them in the sea to see if, somehow, his ideal woman might open one up and respond to his appeal for a date. Read More >>

Tinder Keeps Swiping Right on New Ways to Take Your Money

Summer’s here, the weather’s hot and sticky (in theory). What did you expect Tinder to do? It has needs... Read More >>

Have You Fallen in Love With a Template Letter?

A new campaign is warning people who cruise dating sites to be on the lookout for scams, as the loneliest of heart are apparently being attacked and made to fall in love with criminals via the means of a stock series of romantic messages. Read More >>

Hater Dating App Teams You With Similar Angry People

A clever new idea for a dating app has been had, with Hater promising to match people on the things they dislike rather than on what bands and films they pretend to enjoy to appear deep. Read More >>

Ashley Madison Can’t Afford to Pay for Its Mistakes

The adultery website Ashley Madison will pay only $1.66 million to settle US federal and state investigations into a 2015 hack that compromised 36 million user accounts while advertising the site was secure. The site’s slogan at the time was, “Life is short. Have an affair.” Read More >>

Tinder Boost Lets You Jump to the Front of the Matchmaking Line, for a Price

If you live in a fairly well populated area, you will find that there are a lot of people on Tinder. Especially men. So trying to make sure you stand out could be a little bit difficult. But worry not, because Tinder has a solution. Read More >>

Accused Dating Site Serial Killer Faces Multitude of Additional Charges

Possible serial killer Stephen Port, who's already charged with drugging and killing four men he met through gay dating sites, has had more charges added to his record of shame, including failed poisonings, rapes and other assaults. Read More >>

Tinder Orgy – Sorry, Social – Has Launched in the UK

Tinder, the app that initiates friendships and nothing else, has launched Social -- soon to be known as the group sex feature -- in the UK. Read More >>

Swipe Buster Will Find Your Dad on Tinder — For a Fee

So how do you find someone's Tinder profile without going down the potentially dangerous path of creating a Tinder profile yourself? You can, if so minded, pay a service to do the digging for you, with new tool Swipe Buster asking for just (!) £3.50 to look up someone's entirely innocent friendship profile. Read More >>

YouTube Was Originally a Crap Dating Site

It’s been a bloody eye-opening few hours for fans of tech origin stories. After Steve Wozniak revealed that Apple wasn’t actually founded in a garage after all, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen has dropped his own bombshell. Read More >>

Dating Apps Lead to “Sextortion” and Abuse of Users, Say Police Stats

High profile dating apps are getting some of their users in trouble, say stats released by police forces, with blackmail and more violent sexual crimes possibly awaiting those who while away boring stopovers by browsing the casual classifieds. Read More >>