Pope blesses social networking

It’s official – social networking has got the seal of approval from the Catholic church. Pope Benedict XVI has given a speech talking about both the benefits and the dangers of online social interaction, highlighting how useful social networks can be in helping people interact with each other. He warned about letting the virtual world […]

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Online dating as a Christmas present?

It’s a well known fact in the online dating industry that Christmas is the busiest time of year on online dating sites. Why is it that the Christmas spike beats even Valentine’s day when it comes to people rushing to the sites to find love?

Christmas is one of those times of year when being alone can, frankly, really suck. All those images of happy families everywhere are bad enough, so couple that with the pressures of spending time with your family and the miserable weather and it might account for some of the reasons behind the traditional rush. Also, with people being off work, there’s plenty of free time to be spent alone wishing someone else was there with them.

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Please help my friend

A very close friend of mine has been wrongfully arrested and detained in Dubai since the 26th of January. So far, without being officially charged. 31-year-old Cat Le-Huy, Head of Technology at Endemol UK, was detained and arrested during a tourist visit to Dubai for carrying melatonin, an over-the-counter jet lag aid. Though once in […]

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Online Dating Blog Carnival – August 8, 2007

Welcome to the August 8, 2007 edition of online dating blog carnival.

When I decided to experiment with the whole blog carnival thing last month, I wasn’t sure exactly what was going to happen. There didn’t seem to be much interest to begin with, making me think that maybe the whole thing was a waste of time. Luckily,
after the rather modest beginning in July (thanks to all those that contributed!) it seems things are starting to pick up for this carnival. This month sees a broader range of topics covered with an interesting choice of topics. So here we go…

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Online Dating Blog Carnival #1

Welcome to the July 16, 2007 edition of the Online Dating Blog Carnival.
After some unexpected downtime, this edition (which happens to be the first) is finally happening. I’ve had an interesting range of submissions and tried to keep the content fairly diverse.

Here is what people have come up with.

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The best job in the world

I held off writing about this for a few days, but enough is enough. Sooner or later it was bound to come out. Durex are looking for condom testers. No money, but plenty of perks. Obviously. Closing date for applications is 30th of April so there’s still time! Just remember: saying you have a whole […]

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Online dating – good for your health?

Is this thing for real?! Researchers at Arizona State University released a survey on Monday showing that writing love letters lowers cholesterol levels. (Full article here) Apparently writing love letters for 20 minutes, 3 times a week lowered cholesterol more than writing about “insignificant topics” So by this token, heavy users of dating sites should […]

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