A List of Things to Talk About on Match.com Other Than Fucking Zumba

Match.com has released its 2014 Year in Review report, and apparently, people don't have very much to mention about themselves other than "Zumba" and Frozen. Listen, love in the time of cholera internet dating can be rough. The whole idea of looking for a partner based on the pretense of personal branding is a bit… » 12/09/14 7:45pm 12/09/14 7:45pm

The Weird Way You Met Your Significant Other

New data shows that the most first dates don't come about as the result of an awkward introduction, an awkward set up, or an awkward pickup line at a bar. Most first dates happen because the couple involved met online. But what about the people who are still meeting potential mates under comparatively bizarre… » 2/07/14 3:40pm 2/07/14 3:40pm

Woman Tells Urban Legend-Like Story About Match.com Pairing Her with…

TMZ, ever eager to disinter one the creepier, more lurid follow-up stories to the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has pulled a wriggly worm of an anecdote out of the ground and is waving it around for everyone to flinch at — a Colorado woman named "Diana" says that on Friday afternoon, Match.com… » 7/22/12 11:30am 7/22/12 11:30am

Match.com Attempts to 'Revolutionize' Online Dating by Setting People…

There are pros and cons to both online and offline dating: let's face it, most people are assholes, and it's hard to connect with even those who aren't in this crazy, fast-paced, ~~~digital~~~ world of ours. (I mean, did you read Gawker's "Passive-Aggressive Break-Up Text Messages From a Fedora-Wearing Lawyer"?) But… » 5/15/12 6:00pm 5/15/12 6:00pm

Creepy Finance Guy With Spreadsheet of Match.com 'Prospects' Says He…

A certain Match.com member kept a ridiculously nitpicky Excel spreadsheet tracking his "in process" ladies. He then sent said document to the girl he liked most, who forwarded it to her friends, and eventually the spreadsheet — which contains his prospective dates' contact information — went viral. Jezebel got this… » 4/17/12 4:45pm 4/17/12 4:45pm

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

Woman Lets Match.com Dates Pay For All Of Her Dinners

These are rough economic times, but thankfully a young woman has developed a way to get strangers to cover your entire food budget, including the occasional bottle of $200 champagne. All you need to do is aggressively court men on Match.com and set up a complex dinner date schedule that keeps you well-fed throughout… » 11/29/11 9:42pm 11/29/11 9:42pm

Match.com To Start Screening Out Sex Offenders

Match.com has announced it will begin checking new members against the national sex offender registry. The site says this move has been in the works for a while, but a lawsuit by a former Match user who was sexually assaulted by one of her dates accelerated the process. Match president Mandy Ginsberg says, "We want to… » 4/18/11 4:16pm 4/18/11 4:16pm

Should Online Dating Sites Pre-Screen Members For Previous Sexual…

A woman is suing Match.com after she went on a date with a man she met on the site, who then followed her home and assaulted her. After the incident, a quick Google search revealed that the man had been convicted of several counts of sexual battery, prompting her to ask why aren't online dating sites pre-screening… » 4/15/11 2:45pm 4/15/11 2:45pm