Something cute and fluffy for a Saturday morning: Angela Mazur, a talented photographer based in London, is holding a competition where you could win a one hour photo session for you and someone you love. It can be you and your special someone, you and a parent, you and a child or anyone else you […]
I’m used to seeing pretty shoddy surveys and bits of research involving “156 psychology students” or “200 members of a dating site”, so it’s quite reassuring to see an actual experiment based on significant data. The Huff Post reports on a massive psychological experiment looking into what men and women find attractive in the female […]
Someone pointed me at the new TV ad campaign from match.com in the UK. I like how they’ve gone from wacky to personable and “real”. Plus the couple in the ad are cute without being off-puttingly beautiful. What do you think? Would this ad make you want to join match.com ? Tags: advertising, online dating, […]
I got contacted by the assistant producer of an upcoming UK documentary about women who date younger men (they’ve not used the word “cougars”, which I like!). If this means you and you’re interested in talking about your experience, then see their message below and get in touch with them to discuss. Their call out […]
Seriously. I’ve just had to remove 100 attempted spam post from some lame dating site I won’t mention by name because I don’t want to give them any publicity. Seriously guys. I don’t know if you’ve outsourced your link building to some cheap ass company or whether your own SEO guy thinks this is cool, […]
This is very cool. Apparently, while Gaddafi and his henchmen were busy monitoring Twitter and Facebook for signs of dissent, some Libyans were exchanging coded revolutionary messages on a local dating site. They used a profile on the site to recruit new supporters and assess how many people were willing to join in on actions. […]
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 […]
No special occasion whatsoever. I was just listening to one of these today and thought it would be nice to give credit to some of my favourite music on a Sunday afternoon.
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More about the OKcupid survey…
A recent article in the Telegraph reported the results of a statistical survey conducted by free dating site OKCupid. The survey aimed to discover the makings of the perfect first online dating message, on OKcupid at least.
The 7 days full free memberhip on DatingDirectAffinity is now over, but I will update this page as soon as they do another one. As far as I know, they are not promoting the free week trial anywhere on on the Internet.
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.
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 […]
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…
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.
I’ve just joined Blog Carnival and I am setting up an online dating carnival. Blog carnivals are blog-hosted columns that collect expert-written articles on a particular topic. Sort of like a little news aggregators hosted on a blog. It’s a good way to forge links with other blogs and get stuff out there. I am […]
Introducing: CheatNeutral : Jealousy and heartbreak are a natural part of modern life. And sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it’s just not possible to be faithful. At Cheatneutral, we believe that we should all try to reduce the amount we cheat on our partners, but we also realise that fidelity isn’t always possible. […]
Amora, a new themed interactive tourist attraction has opened in London this week. The theme is love, dating and sex. We are in the process of arranging a partnership with them, so I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of Amora while they were still putting the final touches on the place. I […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve often said that online dating is not a million miles away from job hunting. Now someone has gone that extra mile. A woman looking for Mr Right decided not to use a dating site (because some of her friends have had bad experiences) and has posted a “job advert” for a husband on a […]
A new survey conducted in the UK by an organisation called Get Safe Online has found that only 48% of UK net users feel that it is their responsiblity to ensure their own safety online. Here’s a link to the BBC article and a pretty chart representation of most findings. Scarily enough, about 18% of […]
Nothing like waking up in the morning and finding out some asshole has gone and spammed the hell out of my blog with all kinds of dodgy drugs and sex sites. As flattered as I am about my blog being chosen to promote East European criminals, I’ve now removed the lot and stopped all trackbacks. […]
So I’ve downloaded this theme for this site and I have to say that after a bit of tweaking, I quite like it. But I’ve just noticed all these weird characters appearing in odd bits of the site. I’ve looked through the code but I can’t for the life of me tell where they are […]