Images of love competition

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 […]

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What’s more attractive? Men and women agree on everything apart from boob size

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 […]

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Please stop trying to spam my site

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, […]

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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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DatingDirect Affinity 7 day free trial

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.

If you’re looking for a comparable offer from another serious relationship site, you can try the eHarmony UK 7 day free trial instead. You can read my short review of the site here.

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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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Offseting: not just for carbon anymore!

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. […]

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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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Woman posts dating profile on a job site

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 […]

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BBC: Many net users ‘not safety-aware’

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 […]

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Oh what a beautiful morning

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. […]

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