If your attempts at using the popular dating app Tinder have resulted in disappointment, your profile could be to blame. Discover 10 of the mistakes women are most likely to make when attempting to use the popular mobile platform to find love matches.
This English bar knows that Tinder dates don't always turn out exactly as planned, and now they're doing something about it.
Breakups are tough. Breaking up with a guy who refuses to hear you is tougher. We chatted with relationship experts April Masini and Jeanette Raymond to bring you the best advice for how to break up with your boyfriend. Keep reading, and stay strong, sister.
Though drinking establishments and their clientele haven’t changed much over the years, some of the ways in which women are being victimized have. The rise of certain words in our vernacular, namely, “roofies” and “roofied” indicate that bars are no longer just places just for beers and blind dates; they’ve become a place where strategically-placed chemicals can lead to crime.
Ever wondered what's really happening when your stomach is filled with butterflies and you can't control your heart rate? Being around your crush or falling in love has major effects on the body, and it's totally normal. The science of love is a very mysterious thing, and we got some answers.
Sometimes I abhor technology. Sure, sometimes it's great but the same advances that brought us these advanced features have also turned the world of dating into even more of a confusing mess than it was before. Instead of waiting for phone calls, we wait for text messages. Dissecting faceless Facebook chats has replaced deciphering vague voicemails. And thanks to online dating, we know our dates’ favorite sports teams and marital histories before we even shake their hands.
For many singles, Internet dating is a semi-shameful act, akin to a gourmet’s guilty desire for boxed macaroni and cheese or a hipster’s forbidden love for Coldplay. But as times get tougher, more people are looking for that special someone—or at least a little distraction—on the web. Match.com, eHarmony, and PerfectMatch.com reported record new subscription rates in the fourth quarter of 2008. Match.com’s paying customers grew to 1.3 million in December—22 percent higher than the same time the year prior.
When it comes to pinpointing what matters most in a mate, I tend to waffle between intangibles like a sense of humor and well-developed communication skills. But for millions of singles in cyberspace, the deciding factors are far less enigmatic. Some people just want a pal who's committed every square foot of the Starship Enterprise to memory and will dress up like Spock every third Tuesday of the month. Everybody's got their somethin', and thanks to the ever-expanding world of niche online dating, even the most discerning among us is sure to find our pointy-eared match.
Ahh, the modern age. Science and technology have made life so convenient and digital. You can use the Internet to make an appointment at the DMV and control your house's thermostat with your phones. But although many things have gotten easier, dating has only gotten more complicated. For example, on the Style Network's reality show "Sperm Donors," a man confessed to his fiancé over drinks that he'd fathered 70 children. His bride-to-be managed to keep her martini from coming out of her nose and she even blamed herself for "not asking the right questions."; Apparently it's no longer enough just to ask if a potential mate wants children; now a girl's gotta ask, "How many biological offspring have your college sperm donations produced?" Before you get engaged—or even serious with a new steady—the questions that need to be asked and answered have definitely changed. Here are a few we'd recommend sorting out before it's too late.
There are certain things about men, women, and dating that we believe to be fact. While men think about sex on the regular, women endlessly talk about their feelings. While many men fear commitment, women want to walk down the aisle ASAP. These are stereotypes, of course, encouraged by "Cosmo" and "Sex and the City," but what if we were to tell you that most of what you thought to be true is myth? According to recent studies by Match.com and eHarmony, the truth about relationships is far from what you'd expect. In honor of Valentine's Day, we've rounded up some of the most shocking stats about singles. Click on to have your romantic notions turned upside down!
Wouldn't it be great if you could smear some substance all over your body or consume a particular concoction and men would come flocking to you in massive hordes, vying for your love? While science has yet to prove that there are any magical love potions that produce this effect, there have been peculiar theories and legends over the centuries. Join us on a journey from ancient Egypt to the psychedelic '70s to modern day to revisit some kooky advice on how to snag yourself a man.
What's the likelihood that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are made for each other? How well-matched are Bachelorette Emily Maynard and her suitors? According to San Francisco dating site Soul2Match, it's written in their head shots. According to the site, compatibility is based on shared values, which can be detected in facial features. Drawing on the age-old observation that long-term couples tend to resemble each other and the studies that show we look for ourselves in potential mates, Soul2Match uses biometric software to analyze facial features and bone structure in order to predict soulmate-ness. While the technology doesn't take into account color (as in race and hair color aren't accounted for), the software scans the faces of the potential lovebirds for shared features, which the founders believe strongly correlate to shared personality traits and values. Hey, we've conjectured on Hollywood love based on much less evidence. According to the site, a compatibility score of at least 70 percent is deemed a great match. For context, Soul2Match found President Obama and Michelle have a score of 84 percent (No wonder—did you see their adorbs kiss-cam moment?!), while Kim K and Kris Humphries have a score at just 27 percent (Similar initials just doesn't cut it.). Let's hop aboard the Wild Assumption Express and take a look at the compatibility scores of some of Hollywood's hottest romances. Will Miley and Liam make it to the altar?! Has eternal bachelor George Clooney finally found the supermodel made for him?! Do RPatz and KStew share the same dull expression that will stand the test of time?! I can barely contain myself.
After reading a recent report from the BBC stating that the current recession may have more negative than positive effects on our dating life, I started thinking about whether this was really true. Yes, money worries can be a huge obstacle to relationship building, but as the author of the report, relationship psychologist Susan Quillam, points out, surely animal attraction offers the most reliable and least expensive source of comfort when times get rough, right?
From Tim Riggins to John Bender, we know a bad boy when we see one. Every girl wants a bad boy to be good for her—to change his ways just for her. Every girl likes the chase, but what's so enticing about a guy who just doesn't seem to care? We got the dirt, and you're gonna want to hear this little-known dating advice.
Let’s be honest—first dates are horrible and humiliating experiences. Trying to do and say all the right things so that the other person doesn’t think you’re a complete freak is exhausting and no one likes trying to make small talk with a virtual stranger, no matter how good looking he or she might be. To make matters worse, a lot of dates revolve around food and dinner is a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Do you find yourself jumping from one monogamous relationship to the next, with little to no gap in between? When was the last time you were single for more than a month or two? Serial monogamy is becoming more and more common—and we want to know why.
The word “heartbreak” is bandied about so much we often forget that, along with depression and loss of appetite, physical heart pain is an actual side effect of high-stress events like the loss of loved ones. The grief from a breakup or death can be so consuming that it’s actually heart wrenching and can have serious consequences for our physical health, too.
Sometimes the success or failure rates of relationships seem as prone to chance as the flip of a coin. Why is it, for example, that a vegan fitness freak can happily couple up with a couch potato and two people who like all of the same bands hate everything else about each other? What dictates satisfaction in a relationship? It seems like levels of attraction, personality matching, and similar goals all play a role, but in the end, even these things aren’t always enough. Is birth order something than can affect romantic compatibility?
Sometimes, there's not much to go off of on someone's online dating profile. Maybe the photo is blurry, the interests listed are vague, or doesn't want to meet in person. We've gathered some of the top red flags here—take our online dating advice, and good luck!
First dates: We've all had them, good and bad. The dating game isn't always an easy one—not only do you have to interpret what your date is saying to determine if you're a match or not, you also have to read into what they're not saying out loud. We've got nine telltale body language signs to tell if he's into you or not.
Since the advent of eHarmony, OKCupid, and other dating services, more and more people are taking the plunge and creating an online dating profile. However, not all profiles are created equal—some companies and individuals use them to promote themselves and get ahead in some way. We gathered our best tips for spotting a fake from the start.