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Aug 9, 2014 — Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.
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Feb 25, 2014 — Nearly 40 percent of Americans over 50 are single, and many are looking for love online. As one site user says, "I don't want to live the last 10 years of my life alone."
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Feb 14, 2014 — Matchmaking apps like Tinder can help people find potential dates quickly. But that efficiency can have drawbacks for people trying to find true love.
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Feb 12, 2014 — When economist Paul Oyer returned to the world of dating, he started logging on to match-making websites. As he explains in a new book, he discovered that his academic expertise was entirely relevant to his foray into online dating.
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Feb 12, 2014 — The cyber-dating industry is stretching far beyond its mass-market beginnings, with niche dating sites for every lifestyle or preference. "You name the obscure interest, there's probably a site for it," says online dating expert Dan Slater.
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Oct 21, 2013 — We're buying cars online, ordering groceries online and, more and more, finding love there too. Online dating, and social support for it, is at an all-time high. But whether you're beginning or ending relationships digitally, you might have some awkward encounters.
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May 25, 2013 — With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused websites and companies that organize group outings.
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Aug 20, 2012 — People have long looked to computers to meet potential dates. Some are now using their smartphones, too. A growing number of phone apps are using internal GPS to locate other potentially compatible singles nearby. But to date, far more men than women are signing up for the services.
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Dec 23, 2010 — What kind of reaction does your online dating profile pic garner? Does your face stop web traffic?
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Dec 2, 2010 — Data crunching is great for Google and researchers, but Alexis Madrigal asks in the December Atlantic if that kind of algorithm-based search should have any part in the way we find true love.
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