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Culture, The Exhibitionist Study Shows Increase in Dating Site Signups in the Spring Due to "Spring Dating Fever"

Study Shows Increase in Dating Site Signups in the Spring Due to "Spring Dating Fever"

Last week, we told you that springtime is breakup time, according to a study done by the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. This sudden springtime surge in splits is apparently due, at least in part, to restless college kids on spring…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Matchmaking Service is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Help People Find Dates

A Matchmaking Service is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Help People Find Dates

Remember way back when online dating was this new, futuristic concept?  Although not an online dating app, the matchmaking service Three Day Rule has taken the technology-meets-dating game to a whole new level — they’ve been using facial recognition…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist How to Write Someone a First Message Online

How to Write Someone a First Message Online

I have no idea how to write a first message to someone on a dating site. I pick something that they have in common with me and mention I noticed it blah, blah, blah. No one ever responds, or…
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News, The Snitch Match.com, Other Online Dating Sites to Weed Out Sexual Predators

Match.com, Other Online Dating Sites to Weed Out Sexual Predators

In the interest of protecting you from rampant Internet perverts and other abusers, a group of online dating sites has agreed to new rules that includes screening for sexual predators who might be using their sites to find new victims.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Talk on Internet Dating Is Like a Blind Date With Group Therapy

Talk on Internet Dating Is Like a Blind Date With Group Therapy

"Love is mysterious. Welcome to the mystery." These were Maya Diamond's words of welcome at Cupid Talks, a new, ongoing event that aims to aid your ailing love life in the online dating realm. Led by a quartet of therapists…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist So You're Famous and You're Single -- It's Still OK to Date Online

So You're Famous and You're Single -- It's Still OK to Date Online

I'm recently single. Given that I run a pretty successful website and I've got a pretty recognizable face around town, does it make sense for me to do online dating? It seems like that's what people are doing these days.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist You Look Nothing Like Your Online Dating Photo

You Look Nothing Like Your Online Dating Photo

Should you ever confront a person who looks nothing like their online dating pictures or who has otherwise distorted the kind of person they are? This has happened to me twice on recent dates, and both times I've cut…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Tips for Getting Better Online Dating Messages

Five Tips for Getting Better Online Dating Messages

I've been trying to date online for a few months now, but I'm just not getting any good messages. They're all some variation of, "hey" or a winky face or some bullshit. A friend said she thought maybe my…
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News, The Snitch DuoDater to Offer Online Double-Dating Matches

DuoDater to Offer Online Double-Dating Matches

San Francisco is a tech-savvy town with a lot of unhappy single people. In addition to boosting the consumption of online pornography, this confluence of factors has another result: A lot of twenty- and thirtysomethings have tried Internet dating at…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Playing Cupid: The Report from Our Online Dating Game

Playing Cupid: The Report from Our Online Dating Game

After our cover story "Tales of Strange Romance" exposed the struggle singles face in San Francisco, we wanted to help one of them find love -- Amanda, who had a terrible date with a prototypical Marina Douchebag. So we set…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Playing Cupid: We're Putting on an Online Dating Game

Playing Cupid: We're Putting on an Online Dating Game

In this week's cover story "Tales of Strange Romance: Stories of Single Life in San Francisco" we learned about Amanda, a young woman who had a miserable date with a Marina douchebag who drank on her dime, talked about his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Is Social Media Ruining Our Relationships?

Is Social Media Ruining Our Relationships?

I've been twirting (is there a better word for Twitter flirting?) with this guy for a couple of months now. I know him from work; we're friends with good chemistry. It's a lot of fun, and the tweets have delicious…
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News, The Snitch Microsoft Patents Shallow, Potentially Hilarious Technology for Lonely People

Microsoft Patents Shallow, Potentially Hilarious Technology for Lonely People

A new Microsoft patent surfaced yesterday that will make it easier for users of online dating sites to immediately judge and discard potential dates by their appearance. The patent is for something called Image-Based Face Search, which does exactly…
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