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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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News, The Snitch Woman Tries to Get a Date With Another Gal, Gets Punched Instead

Woman Tries to Get a Date With Another Gal, Gets Punched Instead

There's an old saying that goes, "dating is a blood sport." This proved to be very true for one not-so-lucky woman. According to police, a 20-year-old woman who was attempting to ask another woman out got punched in the face.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist East Coast vs West: What's the Best City for Singles

East Coast vs West: What's the Best City for Singles

We seem to be comparing our fair city to New York a lot lately, but bestseller lists aside, what we really care about is your love life, and that's what we're focusing on today. A new dating site, (with a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dating Advice from a Zombie

Dating Advice from a Zombie

In the spirit of Halloween, we present to you life advice from a zombie, who may not have all the answers, but he's definitely got the brains. I used to have the most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world. I…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Six-Packs and Empty Promises: One Night Out with the Gay Hook-Up App, Grindr

Six-Packs and Empty Promises: One Night Out with the Gay Hook-Up App, Grindr

I spent half of high school on the liberal enough side of Nashville, Tennessee with a number of gay, male friends who, at that age and in that location, were at a more modest stage of outness. At the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>K-Town</em> Episode 5: Korean Speed Dating and SCARLET SMASH!

K-Town Episode 5: Korean Speed Dating and SCARLET SMASH!

As much as I love K-Town, I must quibble with the show's refusal to coherently tie up loose ends. In Episode 5, there's no mention of Young's lapdance imbroglio, though, I'll let it slide because it opens with some of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: The Only Dating Advice You Need

The Sweet Spot: The Only Dating Advice You Need

In my many, many, (ugh) many years as a bartender, I was called upon frequently to dispense dating advice. Considering all those films where the lonely heart anchors down on a bar stool and pours out his sorry tale…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Norwegian Reality Dating Show Wants to Help San Franciscans Find Love

Norwegian Reality Dating Show Wants to Help San Franciscans Find Love

From the producers of Jakten på kjærligheten: Bonderomantikk (Farmer Wants a Wife) comes yet another Norwegian reality TV show, Sons of Norway -- which is casting in San Francisco for its second season. Norwegian reality TV programming featuring Norwegian-American "contestants"…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hey, Occupy SF! We've Located the 1% for You

Hey, Occupy SF! We've Located the 1% for You

We'll preface this with a big dose of "We're just sayin'," but we learned today about an event happening Friday called the 1% Singles Ball. Yes, they mean that 1%. "Meet wealthy singles at Nob Hill's most luxurious hotel," says…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nightmare Date No. 4: Forced to "Fake It" in a Way I'd Never Considered

Nightmare Date No. 4: Forced to "Fake It" in a Way I'd Never Considered

This is a date I've never talked about. Some dates are not so much bad as downright disturbing. This is one such date. It happened about seven years ago in San Luis Obispo, where I lived at the time. It…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nightmare Date No. 3: Helping an "Addict" Hit Rock Bottom

Nightmare Date No. 3: Helping an "Addict" Hit Rock Bottom

Back in the day, I had fuck buddies. No strings, no ties. I considered them my "disposables." Before I found a sex-positive community, I never thought happiness could be found in relationships. I was convinced that people cheated as a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sex and Romance in the New World: Nightmare Date No. 2

Sex and Romance in the New World: Nightmare Date No. 2

Is this the face of someone you'd mess with?Facebook can be big brother, let's just be honest about that. How many people do you know who have been fired, fought with a partner, or gotten into trouble of some kind…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sex and Romance in the New World: Four Nightmare Dates

Sex and Romance in the New World: Four Nightmare Dates

Let me tell you my story so that others might avoid similar unpleasantness.It's funny. I never used to date as much as I seem to now. I don't like dating; nothing about it suits me. I generally believe that people…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist So You Caught Your Date in a Facebook Lie -- Here's What to Do

So You Caught Your Date in a Facebook Lie -- Here's What to Do

I've been out on five or six dates with a gentleman I met online. The dates have been good so far, so I added him as a Facebook friend and he accepted. The thing is, right before our last date,…
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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 Your Boyfriend Still Has Photos of Him and His Ex on Facebook -- Deal With It

So Your Boyfriend Still Has Photos of Him and His Ex on Facebook -- Deal With It

I've been dating a guy for a little more than a month now, and he still has quite a few pictures on his Facebook profile of his last girlfriend, like cuddly, coupley pictures. I'd estimate that about half of his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist No Time for "Normal" -- Geeks on Screen Are Finding Love (and Lust) in Each Other

No Time for "Normal" -- Geeks on Screen Are Finding Love (and Lust) in Each Other

Abed Nadir: So you guys are going to Can't Buy Me Love me.Britta Perry: We're going to what?Abed Nadir: Like the movie Can't Buy Me Love. You're going to change me from zero to hero, geek to chic.Troy Barnes: Oh,…
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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 Why You Should Fake It on Facebook

Why You Should Fake It on Facebook

I went out on a first date with a girl who is also a recently added Facebook friend. During dinner she kept bringing up things I had already read about on FB, but I lied and pretended like I didn't…
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News, The Snitch Insufferable Craigslist Bro Seeks "Holiday Girlfriend"

Insufferable Craigslist Bro Seeks "Holiday Girlfriend"

"Let me be clear. I want a girlfriend. But, I don't really want a girlfriend." Swooning yet, ladies?So begins the latest example of the boundless wonders of Craigslist's personal ads. In an ad posted a week ago, a 28-year-old dude from…
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