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

Match.com and Mensa Are Teaming Up to Pair Off Geniuses

If you've been dissatisfied with the low intelligence of people in your dating pool, you might want to check out Match.com's latest feature: The online dating service is currently teaming up with Mensa, the global high IQ society, to romantically pair off brainiacs and nerdballs. » 6/27/14 12:50pm 6/27/14 12:50pm

Match.Com Will No Longer Make Bi Users Pay For Two Separate Profiles

Match.com, a subscription dating service that targets people looking for more serious relationships, is getting a bit more bi-friendly. But only a little bit. » 4/08/14 6:15pm 4/08/14 6:15pm

Match.com Scammers Busted for Fleecing Dates

Six British ne'er-do-wells have been charged with scamming Match.com users in the U.K., because people are much more gullible than we could ever imagine. » 2/21/14 5:30pm 2/21/14 5:30pm

Adult Film Star Alleges Match.com Used Fake Profiles With Her Image

Adult film star and Playboy model Melissa "Midwest" Harrington has joined a lawsuit filed against Match.com alleging the Internet dating site intentionally used her image in fake profiles. » 2/10/14 11:30pm 2/10/14 11:30pm

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

Marc Jacobs' Abs Are the New Creative Director for Diet Coke

Marc Jacobs, his pecs and his abs are now the creative director for Diet Coke. This means he designed "whimsical, feminine" packaging for the brand, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Europe. » 2/06/13 6:10pm 2/06/13 6:10pm

Apparently Everyone Wants a Partner with Nice Teeth and Good Grammar?

We're all a bunch of Judge Mableans when it comes to sizing up possible partners, says an online survey of 5,481 singles ages 21 and older. » 2/05/13 2:15pm 2/05/13 2:15pm

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

Will Sex Offender Screening Become Standard In Online Dating?

In response to a lawsuit by a woman who was sexually assaulted by her Match.com date, the dating site has agreed to screen its users against the sex offender registry. Other sites are following suit — is this about to become the industry standard? » 8/24/11 1:00pm 8/24/11 1:00pm

Online Dating Sites Know You Better Than You Know Yourself

Dating online involves doing awkward stuff like describing your taste in music and explaining what your hypothetical "perfect" match would be like. But when it comes right down to it, what you say you want is not necessarily what will make you happy. And the folks behind Match.com know this. » 8/01/11 5:45pm 8/01/11 5:45pm

Single Moms Are Getting It On

At least according to one study, single moms are dating more than child-free ladies. And to help them get even friskier, the study also lists the top ten cities where these women can be found. » 5/03/11 2:00pm 5/03/11 2:00pm

States Consider New Online Dating Laws

It's been a big week for the regulation of online dating. First, Match.com pledged to check new members against the sex offender registry — and now several states are considering laws aimed at making online dating safer. Will they work? » 4/21/11 9:42am 4/21/11 9:42am

The Misguided Crusade Against Match.com

Carole Markin has revealed herself as the woman who sued Match.com, ultimately forcing them to screen new members against the national sex offender registry. Her decision to go public is a brave one — but could her crusade be a mistake? » 4/19/11 2:26pm 4/19/11 2:26pm

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