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  • The end of young love: Dating is in decline among the "i-Generation", study finds

    09/12/2017 6:59:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2017 | Camilla Turner
    Dating is in decline among young people, a major study has found. Those born between 1995 and 2012, dubbed the “i-Generation”, are noticeably less interested in romance than their millennial predecessors, according to a new book by Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University. Teenagers from this group have grown up with social media and smart phones, meaning they spend far more time socialising with one another online than they do in person.
  • NYC’s Most ‘Undateable’ Man Is Still Looking for Love

    08/19/2017 11:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Oli Coleman
    Billy Peck says he spent three days in bed feeling “crushed” after he was mercilessly branded “New York’s Most Undateable Man” following a blind-date feature in Time Out New York that went viral. The aspiring actor — who also works in the hospitality industry — was lambasted online for appearing to scold his Time Out set-up, a Condé Nast employee named Alyssa Marino, with quips that she “didn’t have the goods” and “annoyed the s–t out of me.” Peck claims he was misquoted (Time Out stands by the story), and says social-media ­users told him “to kill himself” and “I...
  • Money Manners: If my Date Doesn’t Reach for Her Wallet, What Should I Do?

    08/17/2017 9:44:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 131 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 17, 2017 | EANNE FLEMING and LEONARD SCHWARZ
    Q: I’m a 50-year-old guy who’s been divorced for about a year. I’m beginning to date again, but I’m uncertain who pays for what. A friend tells me that he always pays for the first date when he goes out to dinner with someone new. But after that, he splits the check 50/50, unless there’s a special reason not to, like it’s her birthday. This sounds reasonable to me. But what should I do if, on the second date, the woman doesn’t reach for her wallet as I reach for mine? My friend says he just tells his date, “It...
  • Former QVC Executive, 62, Sues Reality Show Matchmaker She paid $150,000 after She was Set [Trunc]

    08/09/2017 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Cecily · 108 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 9, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    A former QVC executive filed a lawsuit on Thursday, against the matchmaking company she paid $150,000 to help her find a mate. In the lawsuit, divorced mother-of-four Darlene Daggett said Kelleher International promised to hand pick her wealthy bachelors, with the goal of finding someone she could spend her retirement years with. Instead, the 62-year-old former president of QVC's U.S. commerce, says she forked over six figures but ended up suffering a series of disastrous dates with men who were more than just unsuitable. 'Kelleher’s "highly screened" matches for Daggett included men who were married, mentally unstable, physically ill, pathological...
  • Is Love Racist? The TV show laying our biases bare

    07/26/2017 5:55:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 17, 2017 | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
    An ex-boyfriend once told me that most of his friends didn’t date black women because they didn’t find them attractive. When I got upset, he was confused. After we broke up and I took to Tinder for the first time, my inbox was suddenly brimming with messages from men fetishising me for my race. Telling me they’d never slept with a black woman before, and would I like to give it a go? With one of the most clickbaity TV titles of the year, set to grind the gears of thousands of Brits, Is Love Racist? lands on our screens...
  • Abortionist's WashPost Op-Ed: ‘Dating an Abortion Provider Can Be Cool’

    07/12/2017 7:27:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    he Washington Post is reading like an online dating profile these days. For proof, look no farther than its latest story by one abortionist who is “ready for someone to love me because I provide abortions” and even reassures readers that “dating an abortion provider can be cool.” On Monday, the Post published a piece with the headline, “I used to be quiet about the fact that I perform abortions. Now I’m upfront.” The story, by gynecologist Colleen Krajewski, outlined the “stigma” abortion providers face in the dating world. But Krajewski didn’t start her story there. Instead she took readers...
  • Suspects accused of raping woman to teach her a ‘lesson about dating black men’: cops

    06/29/2017 1:20:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies ^ | June 28, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    Two Florida men wanted in connection with a rape told a woman they wanted to “teach her a lesson” about dating black men, officials said.Justin Akeen Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26, are accused of kidnapping and sexually battering a woman on June 22 at a Clermont home, according to the Orlando Sentinel.Police said the victim was “hanging out” when a third suspect, Rodney Cooper, 32, forced her into a room and locked the door. Cooper kept guard while Fedrick and Gordon allegedly attacked her. The woman said that they told her, “We’re going to teach you a lesson...
  • Who Pays on the First Date? No One Knows Anymore, and It’s Really Awkward

    06/28/2017 6:29:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2017 | Khadeeja Safdar
    There was a time when Tinesha Zandamela would dig around for her wallet at a first date, anticipating that the guy would insist on paying. That was before she went out with one who “forgot” his wallet, or the one who requested to split the check 50-50 after eating nearly all the food. Now when the bill arrives, she sits still, not even...
  • Activist Says Having ‘Genital Preferences’ In Dating Is Transphobic

    04/24/2017 12:43:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/24/2017 | Kira Davis
    Trans-activist Riley J. Dennis says having ‘genital preferences’ in dating is transphobic.Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re a man who wants your woman to have a vagina you’re a bigot.Dennis released a video at about his theory on “cissexism”, which he says is interchangeable with “transphobia” and means “prejudice or discrimination against trans people.”My head is spinning. So, you’re born gay, you’re born trans, but no one is born straight. Straight people are just bigots.Got it….I think. To quote Dennis: [People] might argue that being attracted to women without vaginas in no way negatively affects trans people,...
  • Why I Won’t Date Hot Women Anymore

    04/12/2017 9:55:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 130 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2017 | Christian Gollayan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE FOLLOW ON TWITTER GET AUTHOR RSS FEED April 12, 2017 | 6:26pm
    When it came to dating in New York as a 30-something executive in private equity, Dan Rochkind had no problem snagging the city’s most beautiful women. “I could have [anyone] I wanted,” says Rochkind, now 40 and an Upper West Sider with a muscular build and a full head of hair. “I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.” Dan Rochkind used to date swimsuit models, but he’s happier now that he’s engaged to a merely beautiful woman, Carly Spindel (right).Stephen Yang He spent the better part of his 30s going on...
  • Survey: Many Women Refuse to Date Men Who Earn Less Than They Do

    04/11/2017 5:52:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    If you are a man having trouble getting a date, you may just not earn enough money. A new report reveals that a significant portion of American women refuse to date men who earn less than they do.
  • Men's Looks Matter More Than Women Admit, Study Shows

    04/08/2017 8:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 7, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Even if a guy has a great personality, a woman looking for a date still hopes he's at least a little cute, a new study suggests. Researchers asked young women (ages 15 to 29) to choose potential dates from a series of photographs and descriptions, while the women's mothers (ages 37 to 61) were asked to select possible boyfriends for their daughters using the same information. Results showed that a man's looks influenced both groups of women more strongly than his personality profile. This held true even if a man's profile was filled with highly desirable personal qualities, such as...
  • The Matchmaker Who Flirts on Dating Apps for You

    04/06/2017 9:00:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 6, 2017 | Allie Jones
    How do you succeed on Tinder without really trying? Some New York singles have it figured out: They pay a dating-app ghostwriter to do the flirting for them. That’s right, ladies. The next time a guy sends you a particularly witty opener on Coffee Meets Bagel, consider the possibility that it was written by a 41-year-old married mother of two on the Upper West Side. That would be Meredith Golden, New York City’s Tinder whisperer. I met the psychotherapist-turned-dating-coach last month, and she walked me through how she helps her clients succeed on dating apps — by impersonating them. Like...
  • Nightmare First Date? Tavern Will Help Ladies Who Use The Secret Code

    03/24/2017 4:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    WBBM-FM ^ | March 23, 2017 | Jeff Bellinger
    It’s the one drink you don’t want your new date to order during your first outing. Some Chicago bars are using a new method to help protect women’s safety. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos shows us a secret code system that triggers a silent alarm if women feel they’re in danger. Inside New Line Tavern in the West Loop, Marisa Kersten noticed a sign in the ladies’ room. It tells women how they can get assistance from the staff in event a first date implodes or is turning scary. They need to repeat some secret codes at the bar. Staff member...
  • Tinder stalker stabbed date 11 times, then doused her in gasoline

    02/16/2017 4:40:33 PM PST · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 201 | Jenny Awford
    A young doctor has recalled the horrifying moment she almost bled to death after a Tinder stalker stabbed her 11 times and doused her in gas. Dr. Angela Jay sobbed in relief after being told that Paul Lambert, 36, was shot dead by police after leading officers on a 100-mile chase on the east coast of Australia. Lambert broke into Jay’s home as part of a sick plot to rape and murder her after she ended their two-month relationship, police believe. “He caught me again and started pouring [gas] over me, there was terror now and that gave me extra...

    02/09/2017 5:25:06 PM PST · by grumpa · 93 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 8, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Many Christians understand the book to have been written around AD 95/96. They simply take this late date for Revelation on faith, without ever checking it out. But there is strong and convincing evidence that the book was written prior to AD 70 when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. Over 130 authors, from different theological persuasions, have been identified as holding to a pre-AD 70 date, during the latter years of the reign of Nero, who ruled Rome from AD 54 to 68. The argument for the late date of Revelation rests principally on a single AMBIGUOUS, THIRD-HAND comment...
  • 'Love Connection' Reboot Hosted by Andy Cohen Set at Fox

    01/11/2017 9:56:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 11, 2017 | Lesley Goldberg
    'The Bachelor' exec producer Mike Fleiss will exec produce the revival of the classic game show that will air in the summer. Fox is taking a page from the retro game show book for summer. The network has ordered 15 episodes of a reboot of dating show Love Connection, Fox announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
  • Millennials are killing the dinner date

    12/29/2016 11:31:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 145 replies
    In recent years, somewhere between endless Tinder swipes and countless OkCupid matches, the dinner date has fallen by the wayside. As online dating surges in popularity, few millennials have the time, money, or desire to sit with a stranger over a long meal. Only 7 in 10,000 messages in a recent OkCupid IAC survey suggested “grabbing some dinner” and a somewhat less scientific survey this reporter conducted of several dozen actively dating 20-somethings found that dinner has become a highly taboo first date. Last month, Moody’s Investors Service slashed its operating-profit growth forecast for the restaurant sector. (This appears to...
  • Trump’s election stole my desire to look for a partner

    12/06/2016 3:45:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Stephanie Land
    In August, I went on six dates in one week. I had decided that I was ready to look for a partner. Enough of this dating unavailable men a half-decade younger than me. They’d never seriously consider a relationship with me, my two children and our needy dog. No. I wanted to find an equal. A man who wouldn’t feel the need to step in and rescue me. I didn’t need rescuing. But I knew deep down that was only partially true. I often felt the sort of loneliness that settled in my stomach, starting from a chaotic afternoon with my...
  • Student blasts gay dating app over alleged racism

    10/14/2016 7:03:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 13, 2016 | Tyler Arnold
    A gay dating phone application is being accused of bigotry at the University of California, Berkeley. The Daily Californian published a sexually graphic column (reader discretion advised) that accuses the app, Grindr, of internalized racism akin to Jim Crow laws.