'Cannibal Cop' Gilberto Valle's Match.com Profile Seems Fake as Hell

The New York Post is reporting that Gilberto Valle—better known as the "Cannibal Cop," the former NYPD officer who was convicted of conspiring to cook and kill several women before having his conviction overturned—is back on online dating sites, looking for a dinner date. That's alarming, and at least kind of funny,… » 1/21/15 11:30am 1/21/15 11:30am

Lonely? It's the Best Time Of the Year to Start Dating Online

Dust off your OkCupid account and reactive that PlentyOfFish profile you'd almost forgotten about (almost); It's the new year and right now is the busiest time for online dating sites. So take a new photo and start frantically sending winks and woos to everyone you're attracted to » 1/05/15 2:00pm 1/05/15 2:00pm

Sasha Grey and 'Creepy Text Theater' Turn Terrible Sexts Into Comedy

It's one thing to read all those awful Tinder and OKCupid messages from dumbasses who think they're entitled to women's attention and bodies—it's another thing to hear them read aloud. Machinima ETC's Creepy Text Theatre brings us just that. » 10/21/14 10:30am 10/21/14 10:30am

OkCupid Casanova Has Some Very Specific Things He Wants to Do With You

It's Monday, which means it's time for your daily dose of WTF from OkCupid, the site that brings people together to find love but also ask potential romantic partners for some very specific, very odd things without any provocation. Today's tale of romantic terror is not for the faint of heart. » 9/29/14 10:30pm 9/29/14 10:30pm

​Study: Online Dating Isn't As Efficient or Promising as We Think

While some may still be hesitant to join the flashy (sometimes literally) world of online dating, it's obviously becoming more of an appealing option for those who are currently witnessing their own existential demise at the hands of loneliness. Well, bad news folks: relationships that start online don't last as long… » 9/28/14 3:20pm 9/28/14 3:20pm

Stunt Worthy of a Rom Com Set to Become Rom Com

And so it comes full circle: That story about the couple who spent three weeks criss-crossing Eastern Europe sans suitcases as an OkCupid date is now crawling through the movie development process. Title: No Baggage. There's a screenwriter and everything! » 9/23/14 12:50pm 9/23/14 12:50pm

Over 22 Years Old? Men Find You Less and Less Attractive Every Day.

Fact: Over age 22, you're all dried up. Last week's bagels, yesterday's baguette. So says the data on what men really want when they are at home alone under the covers hiding from complex interactions. And you know data doesn't lie, just as you know that analogies comparing your worth to bread products are apt and… » 9/17/14 11:10am 9/17/14 11:10am

OKCupid Dude Will Not Be Ignored: 'You Self Involved Princess'

Hot new trend: Dudes on dating sites freaking out at you when you don't immediately respond to their entreaties to hang. (If this were a true trend piece, the title would be something like, "Men: Are They the New Women?") » 9/16/14 12:10pm 9/16/14 12:10pm

You Might Not Be Racist But Your OKCupid Habits May Suggest Otherwise

If someone asked you if you had "racist dating habits," you’d probably say no, as would most (decent) people. But after reading a lot of OKCupid profiles, the site’s founder Christian Rudder found evidence to the contrary, and now he's written a book about it. » 9/11/14 5:40pm 9/11/14 5:40pm

This Is The Most Intense List of Demands You've Ever Seen On OKCupid

Only an hour ago, I was sitting in my living room petting my guinea pigs and being blissfully unaware that the person you are about to meet exists. But then, a tipster (let's call him Brian, because that is his name) sent in the most nutty list of demands you've seen on OKCupid since...ever. Oh my god, what even is… » 9/11/14 11:00am 9/11/14 11:00am

Is This the Dumbest OKCupid Pick Up Strategy Yet? Or Is It the Dumbest?

Here's what you should do if you accidentally rate someone's looks five stars when you didn't mean to: Anything but this. Literally, anything. Pouring Iodine all over your body and taking an ice bath is better, and that's just the first thing that came to mind. What are you doing, dude? What are you doing? » 8/25/14 10:25pm 8/25/14 10:25pm

Lonely Hipster Uses Robot to Seduce Women on OKCupid

It's a tale as old as time: Boy signs up for OkCupid. Boy decides that girls are just there to find someone not to be lonely with. Boy gets disillusioned. Boy messes with girls on a dating website as a poignant project showing off the deep loneliness inherent to online dating. Boy creates Tumblr. Everyone thinks it is… » 8/14/14 6:30pm 8/14/14 6:30pm

OKCupid Has Been Conducting Experiments on You for Funsies

A good rule of thumb for internet denizens: if an online service is offered to you for free, then you are the product. At the very least, you're a data point, and, therefore, a test subject. » 7/28/14 4:00pm 7/28/14 4:00pm

Your Online Dating Horror Stories

Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll ask a question, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a pyramid… » 6/27/14 5:45pm 6/27/14 5:45pm

Romance Is Dead and This Is the OkCupid Message That Proves It

Trying to find love on the internet can be a harrowing ordeal. There are the creepers, the harassers, the well-meaning psychos and dudes who send you dick pics when a "hello" would have sufficed. And yet, this note, received by a San Francisco woman (and at least 10000 others) is the nail in romance's coffin. Because… » 6/25/14 4:30pm 6/25/14 4:30pm

Red Alert: Dudes Are Now Hiring PUAs to Run Their Dating Profiles

As if romance wasn't already challenging enough, a whole new deceit has been added to the modern day dating mix. Hapless straight male users of sites like Tinder and OKCupid can enlist the help of Personal Dating Assistants, an online service that assigns users a dating "consultant" who, rather than actually consult,… » 4/24/14 3:20pm 4/24/14 3:20pm

Genius Woman Responds to OKCupid Creeps by Drawing Them Naked

As most every woman who as ever ventured onto a dating site can tell you, there are many people out there who seem to have replaced traditional human greetings ("Hi!"; "Good afternoon."; "A/S/L???") with genital-related demands. » 4/22/14 6:00pm 4/22/14 6:00pm