Dating Sites Encourage Men to Be Interesting, Women to Be Doormats

When I was a teenager, the idea of "online dating" was still completely new and insurmountably alien—if someone told you they met their boyfriend "on the internet," it was an occasion to limber up for some epic side-eye. But over a miraculously short period of time, online dating has shed pretty much 100% of its stigma and … » 7/05/12 1:50pm 7/05/12 1:50pm

The Pseudo-Science Behind Dating Websites Is Total Crap

Like Love Potion no. 9, a decent film adaptation of Infinite Jest, and passable meatless bacon, the notion that a dating website like eharmony can utilize user-entered data to precisely and scientifically predict future relationship potential is a quixotic myth willed into being by our stupid dreams and kept alive by… » 4/17/12 1:15pm 4/17/12 1:15pm

Online Dating Will Now Be Slightly Less Dangerous

Finding love on the internet is complicated enough, it would sure be nice to know that you don't have to worry about ending up on an awkward coffee date with a registered sex offender. Now, thankfully, you're about to have a little more protection in that department. Three big dating sites—Match.com, eHarmony, and… » 3/21/12 9:30am 3/21/12 9:30am

Program Matches Adorable Shelter Pets With Their Perfect Owners

There seems to be no end to the things animal shelters can learn from online dating sites. First, it was that using a good picture means you're more likely to get picked. And now, many shelters are using a system called Meet Your Match, which was developed by the ASPCA. It's a program that matches up pets and the… » 2/09/12 10:40am 2/09/12 10:40am