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  • Now Trending on Twitter: # Five Words To Ruin A Date

    01/13/2015 7:35:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/13/15 | Tweets
    Well, the Tweets on Twitter are at it again. The latest hashtag making waves: #FiveWordsToRuinADate . It was too good not to share. Here are some of the ones getting around.. FiveWordsToRuinADate I'm excited about Mike Huckabee It's about ethics in journalism Biden is a brilliant man You dislike my Obama mask? That Obama sure is brave! I am a smart liberal I really love David Hasselhoff You about a size 14? You're adam's apple is huge I want Nader in 2016. But Ben, what about Benghazi Ever bury a body before? Can we make this quick?' I miss good...
  • How to find a feminist boyfriend

    01/04/2015 5:05:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | Lisa Bonos
    ‘I find it really attractive how successful you are,” my date said, leaning in for a kiss. Sure, it sounds like a line. But it also sounds like feminism. It certainly made him more appealing than the guy who said, “Wow, you’re really ambitious,” like he was surprised. Or the one who asked, “Why do you work so much?” and “Why would you want to work even more?” when I was angling for a promotion. It didn’t work out with any of those men, but going out with them made it all the more obvious to me what I want...
  • Americans arent getting married, and researchers think porn is part of the problem

    12/22/2014 8:22:56 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2014 | By Roberto A. Ferdman
    There could be an unlikely contributor to the decline of marriage in this country. And it's free pornography on the Internet. A team of researchers, who published their findings in The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany, determined that the rise of free Internet pornography is not only correlated with a pronounced decline in percentage of young adult males who are married, but might actually be contributing to the trend. "The results in this paper suggest that such an association exists, and that it is potentially quite large," the study notes. The researchers used data from the...
  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 2:19:19 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 126 replies
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It's been a long time, and I figured it was time for a nice reunion/catch-up thread! I know one of our own, dear Eleanor, actually broke ranks of the Singles group and was married this year. A few of the others like my own bad self are still in the club. What's everyone doing for Thanksgiving? Let's catch up.
  • Americas Singleness Problem

    09/28/2014 7:11:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | 09/26/2014 | R. J. Moeller
    The anecdotal evidence that Americans are remaining single longer into their lives has more and more data backing it up. No longer is it merely the musings of worried relatives hoping to see that young man or woman in their life find a spouse. According to a recent story over at BloombergIs Everybody Single?weve reached a statistical, verifiable relationship tipping point as a society; one with far-reaching implications. Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976.Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2...
  • Traditional catholic speed dating

    08/14/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Traditional catholic speed dating (cartoon on linky)
  • OKCupid experiments with 'bad' dating matches

    07/29/2014 5:11:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 29 July 2014 Last updated at 10:47 ET
    Dating website OKCupid has revealed that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect. It revealed the tests after the uproar over Facebook manipulating the feeds of its users. "If you use the internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site," it said. "That's how websites work." OKCupid said one revelation was that "people just look at the picture". As well as allowing users to upload pictures and set up dating profiles, OKCupid asks users questions and matches them with potential partners based on...
  • 'Yellow Fever' Fetish: Why Do So Many White Men Want To Date A Chinese Woman?

    07/13/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 181 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 1, 2014
    Chinese writer Yuan Ren lifts the lid on so-called 'yellow fever': a well-peddled myth that Asian women make better sexual lovers than other women, while at the same time, having no meaningful presence in politics and popular culture By Yuan Ren 01 Jul 2014 Ever heard of yellow fever? No, not the disease you can pick up when travelling to certain countries. I'm talking about when Caucasian men develop an acute sexual preference for East Asian women even becoming a fetish, for some. Naturally, there are dating websites aplenty dedicated to 'serving' those men who have yellow fever, where...
  • Genius Idea: New Dating Site For Braniacs

    06/26/2014 9:06:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/25/2014 | Julia Dent
    Mensa and Match.com have teamed up to create a new dating site for people whose IQ is in the 98th percentile. On Mensa Match, brainiacs can find people to date with the same intelligence level, according to the Daily Mail. The site was inspired by a survey where 80 percent of American singles said dating people on the same intelligence level was very important. 89 percent also said they would like to be with someone considerably better educated or more intellectual. Why do we want a smart partner? Because intelligence is correlated with many benefits, including: higher income; sense of...
  • Why Divorced Men Are Best to Date (and Marry)

    06/08/2014 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 169 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/05/2014 | Laurel House
    He has been broken down! Divorced men understand what it's like to be in a committed relationship within which there are compromises and accommodations. His resistance has already been broken down by another woman so that you don't have to endure the push back yourself. He uses his words. Divorced men tend to be better communicators. There is a decent chance that he went to therapy during his marriage, if not after, and he has become fairly proficient at communicating needs and feelings more clearly. He's been broken in! Another thing about divorced men that you might not want to...
  • Remember when young people used to date? Whatever happened to that?

    03/17/2014 2:43:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/16/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A radio listener recent wrote me about an interview I did on EWTN Radio with Barbara McGuigan. I mentioned that I had been doing a teaching on dating and modesty at a Theology on Tap Session. At that session I charged the men not to leave that night until they had asked a woman out on a date.This intrigued the listener who wanted me to expand on this just a bit and what if anything she could do to get the twenty-somes in her family (both male and female) to start dating again. Here is something of the response I...
  • Straight Men in San Francisco are Desperate for Dates

    03/06/2014 1:13:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Mar. 5 2014 | Mollie McWilliams
    Are San Francisco straight men that hard up for a date that they need women to be flown in from elsewhere? Apparently, according to one dating site: the Dating Ring. Currently still in the fundraising stage (Really, we're fundraising for dating sites now?), a post on SFGate notes "Love-lorn young ladies can reserve a spot on the trip by simply anteing up $1,000, which will net them a flight, housing, three dates and two parties." Don't make us gag. Judging from the comments on our recent post disputing NerdWallet's findings that San Francisco is the best place to be a...
  • San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam

    01/17/2014 6:03:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office. The case of the 66-year-old woman conned out of her money through a meeting on ChristianMingle.com should serve as a warning about fraud schemes on international dating sites, Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said.
  • How should women respond to men withdrawing from courtship?

    11/19/2013 4:37:03 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 61 replies
    Dalrock ^ | Dalrock
    In my last post I explained why it makes logical sense for men to greatly limit the amount of “courtship” they offer women in today’s post sexual revolution sexual and marriage marketplace (SMP & MMP). But this leaves the question of what this means for women, and how they should rationally respond to men’s rational choices.For women who want to meet and marry a suitable man.The key to answering the question involves understanding the woman’s primary objective. If the goal is to maximize the amount of courtship she receives, skip below to the section on courting for sex. If a...
  • Why men are withdrawing from courtship.

    11/16/2013 5:37:57 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 330 replies
    Dalrock ^ | Dalrock
    One of the more common refrains in the “Where have all of the good men gone!” lament is men’s increasing unwillingness to court women the way women expect to be courted. This is almost always framed as either a great mystery or a case of weak men screwing up feminism (or both).Examples of this concern abound, from Aunt Haley’s last three posts, to the divorced single mother who found out men weren’t willing to spend very much to court her, to the woman in Vox’s recent post lamenting that her 59 year old friend was only offered half a sandwich...
  • The single woman society

    11/08/2013 2:19:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | November 7, 2013 | John Hayward
    The Virginia governors race was yet another example of the massive voting gap in a huge demographic: single people, particularly single women. According to exit polls, Republican Ken Cuccinelli won handily on the hard issues facing Virginia voters, and won most other demographic slices, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe won big with single people, crushing Cuccinelli by nearly fifty points among single women. A similar dynamic could be observed in the 2012 presidential race, where the Obama campaign made a very concerted effort to win over single women so concerted that it sometimes appeared ludicrously clumsy to critics. Rush Limbaugh...
  • Headed for Extinction

    10/28/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 10-28-13 | Eric Metaxas
    Long-time BreakPoint listeners know about Japans catastrophically-low birthrates: by 2060, Japans population is projected to fall by a third, the same percentage killed by the Black Death in 14th-century Europe. Japans demographic decline has spawned some creepy adaptations, such as lifelike talking dolls for elderly Japanese without grandchildren, or the borrowing of other peoples grandchildren for a day. Attempts to encourage child-bearing through economic incentives have failed, as they have in other countries with low birth-rates. Younger Japanese arent interested in reproducing themselves. And now, according to a recent article in the UKs Guardian, theyre increasingly uninterested in sex, as...
  • Facebook apologies for dating ad showing Rehtaeh Parsons

    09/18/2013 7:38:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2013
    Facebook has apologised for publishing a dating ad featuring a photo of a 17-year-old who had killed herself after complaining of being cyber-bullied. Canadian Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life in April having been severely bullied after a separate photo, showing her alleged rape by four boys, was circulated online, her mother has said. ... "This is an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image from the internet and using it in their ad campaign," a spokesman said.
  • Brooklyn Women Are the Countrys Pickiest Daters

    09/17/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/17 | ALLISON P. DAVIS
    A study from (previously unheard of) dating site AYI.com analyzed nearly 500,000 interactions on their website and found that women from Brooklyn are the least likely to respond to messages from prospective suitors on online dating sites. Men in the tri-state looking for a romantic connection are better off contacting the "less selective" women of Jersey City, as the response rate is much higher. Women in Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles were also picky, while residents of Miami, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon, are basically willing to date anyone, results reveal. While the study makes no claims...
  • How Roommates Replaced Spouses in the 20th Century

    09/03/2013 1:57:00 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-3-2013 | Derek Thompson
    In 1968, just six percent of young people --between 18 and 31 -- lived with platonic roommates, according to Pew Research. The vast majority (85 percent!) of Americans who had moved on from their homes and college dorms shacked up with spouses. ....... Put more quirkily: In 1968, if you wanted to throw a dinner party for all your twentysomething friends who had moved out of their parents' home, and you invited three girls who lived together, you would have to invite fourteen married couples to make the party proportionally representative of your generation's living arrangements (okay, not a priority...
  • Reasons for the Surge in Births to Single Women

    08/20/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 45 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | August 20, 2013 | Nigel Barber, Ph.D
    Throughout Europe, births to single mothers more than doubled between 1990 and 2010 (from 17.4 to 38.3 percent, 1). Imagine if it were to increase at the same rate for the next two decades! Such rapid changes are very unusual historically. They cry out for explanation from social scientists. This steep rise in single parenthood is found in most developed countries, including the U.S. Here, single parenthood increased from around 5.3 percent in 1960 to 41 percent in 2009 (2). The surge in single parenthood in Europe Change was even more rapid in some European countries. Births outside marriage increased...
  • The Hookup Hoax. The new brainwashing: Liberated women love casual, meaningless sex.

    07/23/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/23/2013 | Mona Charen
    Noting the comeback campaigns of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner in New York, feminist author Hanna Rosin wonders why 50 years into the sexual revolution women politicians lag so far behind men in the sex-scandal tally. She notes biological and evolutionary explanations only to reject them in favor of the idea that women are just too unused to power to abuse it in that way. Shes cheered, though, by surveys showing that younger women are cheating on their spouses almost as much as men, and confidently looks forward to the not-too-distant day when well find ourselves willing to look past...
  • Some young singles go years without being kissed (China)

    07/17/2013 9:01:23 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    China Daily ^ | 07/18/2013 | Qiu Quanlin
    Single people in Guangdong province reported going 30 months on average without kisses, a survey said on Wednesday. The survey was conducted by baihe.com, a leading matchmaking service provider in China. It also found that young single people in Jiangsu province went an average of 36 months for without being kissed. Meanwhile, 92 percent of single people between the ages of 22 and 35 in Shanghai said they have been kissed within the last week. Some netizens and experts have called for the establishment of Kiss Day in China to build a closer relationship between young people.
  • Is Online Dating Biblical?

    06/01/2013 10:37:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2013 | Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
    Online dating is one of those subjects that Christians enjoy debating. In one camp, there are some who believe looking for love online betrays a lack of faith in God's provision of a spouse. In their view, the seemingly endless lists of online profiles creates a superficial consumer mentality that undermines the sacrificial nature of Christ-centered love. The other side counters that online dating is merely a tool God can use to bring two people together users don't place their faith in the matchmaking site, but in the Lord. They point to their neighbor/sister/uncle/friend that met his/her spouse online...
  • Why Male Pansies Cant Attract a Good Woman

    05/19/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ^ | May 2013 | Regis Giles
    A while back I received several e-mails from guys requesting my advice on how to attract a female like me. You see, they seem to have a hard time attracting women that are into shooting and the outdoors and I understand this. Being that we humans arent whitetail deer and you cant rub your scent on a tree to find yourself a mate, it makes things harder for guys. Ive decided to throw these guys a bone, and any others who need help, on how to attract such a lady. Here are essential points to follow in attracting the Katniss...
  • Single Moms Are Making Us Broke, Says Joe Soucheray

    05/06/2013 8:48:55 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 77 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 05/06/13 | Joe Soucheray
    It was reported the other day on an inside page of the Pioneer Press, and without nearly enough fanfare, that more than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried. That is census data, from census demographers, from the very government that then becomes responsible for many, if not most, of those unmarried women and children. If that isn't an astonishing statistic, it should be. Why, to any logical person's way of thinking, it explains everything in terms of government at all levels bloating out of control. Supposing that even angels might fear to...
  • Feminist Theories Offer Cold Comfort at 40

    05/04/2013 9:55:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Feminists could not have created a better foil for themselves than Susan Patton. She is the woman who sent a letter to the Daily Princetonian in March advising female students to look for a mate in college because there would never be such a high concentration of well-educated, eligible men surrounding them. Patton, who graduated from Princeton University in 1977, urged the schools young women to, Find a husband on campus before you graduate. For linking early marriage to happiness she was excoriated by an onslaught of Ivy League grads and their intellectual peers who labeled her everything from elitist...
  • Pregnant..looking for Mr Right: Meet the single moms-to-be hitting the dating scene in new reality

    04/23/2013 2:11:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2013 | Sadie Whitlocks
    A new reality show focuses on five single moms-to-be who are on the lookout for love. Pregnant & Dating, which is set to air on WE tv on June 1, follows Kiesha, Shana, Melissa, Megan and Rachel as they hit the dating scene with their ever-growing baby bumps. A press release for the ten-part series, filmed in Los Angeles and North Carolina, states: 'Not even pregnancy will keep these women "out of the game".' Facebook
  • Singles swing into retirement with little savings

    04/18/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Maket Watch ^ | April 18, 2013 | Robert Powell
    If you think its hard saving for retirement as a couple, trying doing it as a single. According to a studydescribed by one expert as the most intriguing of 2012the amount of money singles in their late 60s have saved up for retirement is dramatically less than that of married-couple households. In fact, the median married household had in 2008 nearly 10 times more saved up for retirement than the median single-person household, $111,600 vs. $12,500. (Savings, for the record, included 401(k)s and IRAs and all taxable savings and investment accounts, but it did not include Social Security, pensions, or...
  • Online Cupid Breaks Local Womans Heart and Her Pocketbook ($450,000)

    02/21/2013 5:31:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013
    Many couples celebrated Valentines Day with cards, chocolates and red roses. Sweet expressions of undying love, devotion and affection for that special someone. Sadly, many others celebrated Valentines Day with an online con-artist after being lured into a fraudulent relationship with someone posing as the perfect soul mate. Unfortunately, one online cupid who claimed to be an American businessman working as an Investor in a Ghana Gold Mine Association duped a local woman into believing their long distance romance and business partnership was golden. The woman received an e-mail from the heartless scammer shortly after posting her profile on an...
  • Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think

    01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte
    Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another? Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named...
  • Tim Tebow breakup: All alone again after split with Camilla Belle

    12/20/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012
    This has not been the best week for New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. First, on Wednesday, Jets Coach Rex Ryan says Greg McElroy will replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starter, leaving Tebow on the bench. Then, on Thursday, US Weekly reports that Tebow has broken up with actress Camilla Belle after two months of dating. Belle is famous for starring in "From Prada to Nada" and "Dirty Dancing 3." And when I say famous, I mean "been in movies no one has ever heard of or watched." US Weekly says the breakup came because "the relationship just didn't...
  • Single Belles, Single All the Way

    12/07/2012 8:55:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Discussing the role of single people in the election of 2012 on my weekly podcast with Jay Nordlinger "Need to Know" (available on Ricochet.com or Nationalreview.com), your humble columnist chose the insensitive way to address it. Chatting with Jonathan V. Last of The Weekly Standard about his piece "A Nation of Singles," I popped off that "Single mothers want the state to be their husbands and father to their children." Jonathan put it better: "Well, let's say that single mothers are more vulnerable to economic shocks and are more concerned about the safety net." Much more diplomatic. Single voters were...
  • A Nation of Singles

    12/02/2012 7:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    weekly Standard ^ | 12/02/2012
    For a brief moment last month​—​roughly a 72-hour span beginning at 11:00 p.m. on November 6 and concluding late in the evening of November 9​—​everyone in America was interested in demographics. That’s because, in addition to rewarding the just, punishing the wicked, and certifying that America was (for the moment) not racist, President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney pointed to two ineluctable demographic truths. The first was expected: that the growth of the Hispanic-American cohort is irresistible and will radically transform our country’s ethnic future. The second caught people by surprise: that the proportion of unmarried Americans was suddenly...
  • SWOFTY - aka a Single Woman Over Fifty - sisters going it alone

    10/27/2012 11:57:26 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 47 replies
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ ^ | October 28, 2012 | Meg Mason
    Next time you find yourself in a smart wine bar, pilates studio or high-end boutique, cast an eye about and see if you don't spot a SWOFTY. A what? A SWOFTY - aka a Single Woman Over Fifty who, in between salon visits and sips of martini, is turning the traditional image of middle-aged womanhood on its head. Or ignoring it all together. Cats, cardigans and canasta nights might be hallmarks of - gulp - spinsterhood in the popular imagination, but they have little to do with how this emerging demographic segment spends its time. SWOFTYs are much more likely...
  • Single fathers want more say in childrens lives

    09/29/2012 6:25:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 20 replies
    Rhondall Feeles, founder of the Single Fathers Association of T&T, wants to help single fathers who would like more responsibility in their childrens lives. The group, which he started a month ago, hopes to meet with the incoming Justice Minister, Christlyn Moore, to discuss court orders which place children in the primary care of their mothers. Moore is to be sworn in as minister this week. Feeles said, There are men who are willing to be part of their childrens lives and we are embarking on a recruitment drive for fellow supporters and single fathers. However, he said the group...
  • Five Years After The Dallas Cowboys Fumbled It Away, Cowboys.com Is Now A Male Dating Site

    09/23/2012 5:52:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Deadspin ^ | September 19, 2012 | Erik Malinowski
    It's easy to think that by 2007, most professional sports teams had figured out this whole Internet thing. Yeah, funny thing about that, since one of the great examples of dot-com incompetence occurred back then, as Jerry Jones and his Dallas Cowboys organization could've snagged Cowboys.com and been operating under that domain for all these years. Now? Not so much.
  • The Latter-day Saint Concept of Marriage [Unmarrieds 'not whole...complete' - per Mitt's profs]

    08/05/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 123 replies
    Lds.org (Ensign) ^ | June 2011 | Hugh B. Brown (1883-1975)
    ...Latter-day Saints believe that in order to attain the best in life and the greatest happiness in this world and for the next, men and women must be married in the temple for time and eternity. Without the sealing ordinances of temple marriage, man cannot achieve a godlike stature or receive a fulness of joy. ...to enjoy the privileges and advantages...as...husbands and wives, parents and children, the ordinance that authorizes and sanctifies this most beautiful of all relationships is not acceptable if it contains the limitation until death do you part. For family relationships and conjugal associations to be...
  • Idaho farm hosts 'weed dating' for singles

    07/15/2012 7:23:20 PM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sunday, July 15, 2012 | JESSIE L. BONNER, Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) For one night a year, a neighborhood farm in northwest Boise turns into a respite for singles who are tired of the same old dating scene. [...] The farm is among a handful across the country offering an unconventional form of speed dating. Typically, speed daters meet at a bar or restaurant and switch conversational partners every few minutes, in hopes of finding someone compatible. With weed dating, this rapid-fire courtship takes place on the farm, with singles working together in the fields.
  • Survey: 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian

    07/07/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/07/2012 | Linnea Covington
    Is it a dealbreaker if your partner skips the bacon in favor of tofu? For some meat eaters, thats exactly the case. The recent Love Bites survey of 4,000 singles conducted by TODAY.com and Match.com found that nearly 30 percent of meat eaters say they would not date a vegetarian or vegan. Writer and omnivore J. Federer told TODAY.com that while he agrees couples should have interests outside the relationship, food is one thing that should be shared. Food is social, and the dinner table is where a couple gets back together after a day of work or play, he...
  • Here Come the Brides! Single women bussed into Spanish town to combat wife shortage

    04/23/2012 4:32:05 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    DailyMail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Daniel Miller
    Inspired by a classic Hollywood western, dozens of single women have been bussed into a small Spanish town in a desperate attempt to stem a severe bride shortage which is threatening to decimate the local population. In scenes reminiscent of the 1951 film 'Westward the Women, starring Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel, bachelors in the town of Candeleda are being introduced to women from Madrid. The small town of 6,000 on the banks of the picturesque Lobera River, hosted a weekend fiesta to welcome 68 women for a meet-and-greet with the village's single men. Ancient cave paintings show Candeleda has...
  • Washington Co. man loses $400 through online dating scheme

    03/15/2012 2:14:01 PM PDT · by Altariel · 38 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Unknown
    NORTH STRABANE, Pa. -- A Washington County man fell victim to an online dating scam and lost almost $400. According to police, the victim thought he was talking with a woman in Nashville, Tenn., on the online dating website Lust.com. The 42-year-old man told police they arranged to meet in Pittsburgh, but she needed him to send her money through Western Union to pay for the flight. Police said the man sent the woman money, but she never showed up. Its never a good idea to send any funds via Western Union to anybody you dont know personally, North Strabane...
  • Online Dating Algorithm Adding Up To Love

    03/15/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 9 replies
    CBS Local (DFW) ^ | March 14, 2012 | Unknown
    When we talk about finding love, some people say its a matter of chemistry. But, it may actually be a matter of math. North Texas mathematicians have come up with complicated equations which are the driving force behind some online dating sites. For Dallas couple Bryan Joyce and Megan Thrasher, cupids arrow hit pretty hard when they met last March. We pulled up in the parking lot at the same time and I remember seeing him, and theres just always that instant connection, said Thrasher. The two actually met in cyber-space first on the relationship website Match.com. I had been...
  • Top LDS Events of 2011

    12/31/2011 9:45:58 PM PST · by Colofornian · 54 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 29, 2011
    SNIP Less than 60 years after forming "student" wards at BYU, the church decided to eliminate student congregations in June, now forming "young single adult" wards and stakes throughout Utah for single members ages 18-30...
  • Freerepublic thinking singles in so. Califirnia?

    12/25/2011 11:04:36 AM PST · by fabian · 93 replies · 1+ views
    me, myself and I | 12/25/11 | me
    Hello and happy Holy Days to all! I hope it is okay to post this today, as I am sitting here in my room in Rowland Heights, a good looking never been married man of 49, by myself on Christmas day. Although I am perfectly happy by myself, it would be so nice to share this and many other days with a bright and cute woman of the same conservative ideals that I have! Maybe this thread can be a beginning point for other FR sinlges to someday meet and get to know each other?
  • Mr Right does not exist, poll finds

    12/15/2011 6:35:19 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-15-11
    Common faults that mean men miss the mark included watching too much sport and poor personal grooming. Bathroom habits such as leaving the toilet door open were also cited by women taking part in the survey as a frequent failing. The poll of 2,000 women showed more than 75 per cent believed the perfect man did not exist. Other shortcomings were an inability to multi-task, criticising their partner's driving and not getting along with her family. Nikki McReynolds, marketing director for Remington which commissioned the research, said: "It seems that women are actually quite realistic on what they look for...
  • OK, I have a question...

    12/02/2011 10:49:21 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 122 replies
    03 Dec 2011 | US Navy Vet
    Why is it that "Conservative Women" like Ann Coulter, Laura Ingram, Christine O'Donnell and the like are well into their 40s and 50s and still are not married of have any prospects. Seems to me that having a normal family would be one of the largest conservative things that they can do.
  • Sexist men and women - made for each other

    08/23/2011 7:20:38 AM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies
    Springer ^ | August 23, 2011 | Unknown
    New study suggests that sexist women with a preference for casual sex are more likely to respond to men's aggressive strategies Men with a preference for 'one-night stands' and negative sexist attitudes towards women are more likely to use aggressive courtship strategies. They compete with other men who are also interested in the woman, tease the woman, and isolate her away from her friends. In response, women with a preference for 'no strings attached' sex and negative attitudes towards other wom-en are more likely to respond to men's aggressive strategies. These findings by Jeffrey Hall and Melanie Canterberry, from the...
  • Match.com: Conservatives More Open To Different Views

    08/04/2011 4:16:03 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 33 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 4, 2011 | -TWR-
    According to a Financial Times piece Inside Match.com, dated July 29, the president and key engineer, Mandy Ginsberg and Amarnath Thombre, are information-love junkies. Really: Indeed, says Thombre, the politics one is quite interesting. Conservatives are far more open to reaching out to someone with a different point of view than a liberal is. That is, when it comes to looking for love, conservatives are more open-minded than liberals. Naturally, if you run the worlds biggest dating site, youre bound to learn a few practical lessons. With a mountain of data in its servers from the 75 million users it...
  • Does Driving a Porsche Make a Man More Desirable to Women?

    07/18/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT · by null and void · 202 replies · 1+ views
    Scientific Computing | 6/17/11
    New research finds that mens conspicuous spending is driven by the desire to have uncommitted romantic flings. And, gentlemen, women can see right through it. Study shows that flashy spending may work for the short term but not for marriage. Just as peacocks flaunt their tails before potential mates, men may flaunt flashy products to charm potential dates. Notably, not all men favored this strategy just those men who were interested in short-term sexual relationships with women. The series of studies, "Peacocks, Porsches and Thorstein Veblen: Conspicuous Consumption as a Sexual Signaling System," was conducted with nearly 1,000 test...