Websites cater to over-50 crowd looking for love. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
Ahh, yes, February 15, the joyful day when singletons can finally collapse in exhaustion after weeks of maintaining a nonchalant front. Finally, you think, finally, the incessant stream of hearts and cupids and reminders that romantic partnership is the apogee of human achievement will come to a merciful end.
Thanks to the proliferation of online dating, would-be couples are now almost as likely to meet via email or a virtual "wink" as they are through friends and family.
Finding a partner in crime when it comes to navigating your love life can be challenging.
Vikki Smith's first foray into the dating world after 30-plus years of marriage involved a bit of chicanery on her part.
Obvious observation number one: Judging by the high response rate of our last two columns on online dating, it sure seems like a lot of you out there are looking for love.
Research suggests 1 in 5 relationships now start online. Tech guru Mario Armstrong has tips on keeping it safe.
If you're young, urban and didn't import a significant other from college, it's pretty likely that you're on an online dating site. Let's just admit that right now.
A man charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met on Match.com pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony sexual battery by restraint, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office.
I'm sure my partner and I aren't the only busy parents who thought that establishing a time for just the two of us each week was a good idea.
LZ Granderson says having a set date night ruined his sex life and made his relationship boring and routine.
After scavenging through thousands of strangers' Facebook photo albums, you learn a thing or two about how to represent yourself online.
Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye.
You've mastered the playdate, but now it's time for the date-date. If you're feeling nervous or confused about entering the complex world of dating again, you're not alone.
A woman sues Match.com after she says a man she met online sexually assaulted her. Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke with her.
A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a convicted offender she met on the dating website Match.com went public Tuesday with a series of media appearances, saying, "I want to prevent something like this happening to another woman."
Match.com says it will begin cross-referencing members against the National Sex Offender Registry after a lawsuit filed last week in California, in which a woman claims she was raped by a convicted offender she met on the dating website.
Match.com will check members against the National Sex Offender Registry after a woman says a man she met raped her.
Online dating seems like the pinnacle of modernity, an online meat market where glassy-eyed humans browse possible suitors, sorted for ease of shopping by size, shape and moral fabric.
Looking for love is a big business in India, where the art of matchmaking is being transformed with a click of a mouse.
After more than two decades of marriage, Rhonda Hayes, at 55 with two grown children, didn't expect to be single again.
Before you go making your list of resolutions for 2011, make sure you aren't setting yourself up for failure. Some resolutions, after all, are just begging to be broken by February. Here are 10 resolutions you'd be wise NOT to make this year.
Online dating is like reading the National Enquirer in a dentist's office, performing in community theater or watching six consecutive hours of "Antiques Roadshow": Tons of people have done it, but no one wants to talk about it.
The starlet says her mother, Kris, set her up on an unsuccessful blind date on her reality show
Another day of online dating, and another crop of dating profiles to annoy me.
Colby Brin, 31, and his mother are best friends.
The pop star has been involved with former San Francisco 49ers player Eric Johnson since May
If dating is a numbers game, then single ladies should consider this: A Pew Research Center report this year noted a surge in women between the ages of 30 and 44 making more money than their husbands.
Katherine Woo was hanging out with two former PayPal coworkers at her San Francisco loft last spring, brainstorming business ideas on the sofa. Then one got distracted by a cute girl on Facebook.
The new Italian restaurant in our neighborhood was the perfect place to celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary. We settled into a cozy table for two and turned our attention to the menu.
A new bio of the golfer says Woods had to ask five times before Elin would go out with him - once
Lana, a 38 year-old publicist in Los Angeles, California, was diagnosed with genital herpes in 1997.
Dating. It's the nightmare from which you never wake up. Why do we do it? Because it's the best way to find the guy we want to marry. And why do we want to get married? So we never have to date again.
Matchmaker and dating coach Rachel Greenwald is responsible for 750 marriages, and she doesn't believe you will find the love of your life by waiting for him/her to spontaneously appear in line at the grocery store or sit next to you on the subway.
Worried that the 27-year-old man making more than $70,000 as profiled on an online dating service isn't so young or taking home that much cash?
Hers is the book title that's been heard around the single women's world. It's made 30- and 40-somethings gasp, stomp their feet in defiance and mutter, "How could she?"
CNN's Tony Harris talks to the author of the new book, "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough."
In China it can be hard for millionaires to find love. Just ask Xu Tianli.
Dear Wendy: I'm 23 years old and have been friends with a 26-year-old guy -- let's call him Ben -- for about two years. We met online, and instantly hit it off.
In the age of the "cougar," why is there not an equivalent term to describe men in their prime who date younger women?
The idea of going on a blind date can seem nerve-wracking. Contrary to common misconception, blind dates can actually lead to long-term relationships.
In 2000, Brenda Allison graduated from law school and moved to Chicago. There, she found a supportive group of friends, an apartment within walking distance of the city's hottest spots...and absolutely no time to date.
A lot of the letters I get asking for advice are from people who worry they'll never find love. "I'm 27 and still single!" they wail, or "I'm almost 30 and all my friends are married!" And while it's certainly natural to desire love and companionship and to get a little antsy about finding it, the idea that time is running out or that one should be married or at least in a long-term committed relationship by a certain age is not only wrong, it's potentially damaging.
Though she's yet to click her mouse to find Mr. Right, it could happen
Guys can be fickle, or, as the French say, "huge jerks who don't call women back." Sometimes, though, we've got a pretty valid excuse for not picking up the phone. Here are 10 reasons why men might not call you back for that second date.
On her second time around, 51-year-old divorcee Susan Potter decided to try online dating to find her perfect match.
Though one or two exes might dispute this, I've never been one of those crazy girls. Under normal circumstances I don't snoop, don't obsess (too much), and am generally fairly sane(ish) in my dealings with the opposite sex.
When it comes to online dating, some things are deal breakers for women. Amelia Parry, Editor at The Frisky, explains.
I've been doing the online dating thing for a while. Match, Nerve, JDate, OkCupid, you name it. Generally, I'm a fan (it feels sort of like shopping for boys, no?). That said, there's also a lot about it that never fails to appall me. Namely, what guys seem to think is attractive, funny, or sexy in their profiles.
Groucho Marx once famously quipped "I don't care to belong to a club that would have me as a member." I sort of feel the same way about online dating sites. There has got to be a better way to meet people. Sadly, mental telepathy does not work. Unless you know what I was just thinking, in which case, e-mail me.
Though there's still a certain inexplicable stigma attached to it, I am a huge proponent of online dating. I met my long-term boyfriend that way and the majority of weddings I've been to over the past couple years have been for couples who've met via the Internet.
The Divine Miss M plays merry matchmaker to the single star
I have said and/or done the wrong thing so many times that it's truly the eighth wonder of the world that I ever managed to trick anyone into dating me more than once.
It was a drizzly night, and I was walking down the street with Luke, my boyfriend at the time, to a comedy club where he was performing that night. He held an umbrella over my head and had his arm wrapped around my shoulder. I should have been giddy, but instead I felt apprehensive.
Everybody's got a hungry heart, but when bad times hit, it can become positively starving.
Ann Robbins, a certified professional matchmaker and relationship coach, discusses finding love in today's economy.
While some women have trouble with breasts that droop or low-hanging butt cheeks, my heart has always been my least-resilient body part. Like Chet Baker once crooned, I fall in love too easily. And once it ends -- especially when it's not my idea -- I tend to have a little trouble getting back up on that passion pony.
For months I watched women swoon over "The Bachelor," Jason Mesnick, a divorced single father, and I just couldn't understand why.
The first thing anyone asks a battered woman is, "why did you put up with that?" Domestic violence is the only crime I can think of -- well, besides rape -- where the victim is treated as complicit in her own abuse.
With unemployment numbers at a record high, mortgage rates at all time low, and businesses shutting their doors on nearly a daily basis, the average American is cutting back on expenses BIG time, especially when it comes to their social lives.
"Dinner and a movie" may sound like the most boring, clichéd date ever, but I think movie dates are hot. When you go to the movies with someone, you learn a lot about them: what kinds of films they like, whether they pay for the tickets, how they behave in the theater.
Common sense says to keep first dates light and breezy, to stay away from controversial topics, and to avoid discussing former relationships at all costs, but that doesn't mean you can't learn some very important things about your date. In fact, it's your obligation to learn six particular date traits to save yourself time and potential heartache.
Just as there are myriad ways to screw up breaking someone's heart, the possibilities for botching a breakup on the other end are limitless. Every person needs to learn a lesson or two about being dumped with dignity.
When her colleague at a Cleveland construction company fixed up Bethany Billi, the guy she was about to date seemed like a winner - on paper.
Plus, the Senator's wife talks about being a parent – and whether she weighs in on policy matters
An Orthodox-Jewish singles site has humans, not algorithms, work the Web to find the perfect partner
What's it like to be a 30-something woman in America today? From religious choices to parental pressures, a successful single woman in Washington, D.C. and a devoted mother of four open up.
Greg Waldorf never imagined he would be running an Internet dating service. As a young boy it was technology that fascinated him. So much so that Waldorf started a software consulting company before he even began high school. He clearly had drive and a head for business, but matchmaking? It is not as far off as it may sound.
Julia Abrantes spent hours cleaning her house and primping in front of a mirror before heading to John F. Kennedy airport in New York. She was there to pick up the love of her life, whom she had met on the Internet.
Looking for love this Valentine's day? Make sure Cupid's arrow doesn't hit your wallet.
Federal employees charged millions of dollars to government credit or debit cards, according to a Government Accountability Office study released Wednesday.
Unlucky in love? Can't seem to get past the first date? Patti Novak, one of America's toughest matchmakers, says you may be to blame for your single status.
With social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace now in the digital dating mix, there are plenty of new chances to meet the right -- and wrong -- people online.
The rules tell you to scheme, flatter, and play hard to get, but our favorite life coach doesn't think that will get you very far. It's time to rethink the dating game.
Most dotcoms don't arise from anything so touchy-feely as a desire to lower America's divorce rate. But eHarmony is a singular Internet company - one that shows how many great business opportunities remain for those who can creatively apply technology to basic societal challenges.
Finding love in the 21st century - a pursuit these days that involves meeting up via online dating sites and furtive text messages - has come full circle. Thanks to a new service from Internet dating purveyor eHarmony, modern would-be lovers soon could find themselves waiting by the phone once again.
You know how you'll be trying to do work, and the Internet will inexorably drag you into porn? That's exactly what happened to Andrew Conru's career.
When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene.
Online dating is so last year. Now, if you're thinking romance, look to your mobile phone.
These days, it seems either you've done it, or you know someone who has.
Online dating service Match.com is teaming up with self-help guru Dr. Phil McGraw to teach singles all there is to know about dating.
Initially considered the last resort for the socially stunted, online dating has shrugged off its social stigma and emerged as a mainstream means for singles to find that special someone.
When a married supervisor conducts longstanding, concurrent affairs with three female subordinates at work and grants them professional favors over more deserving candidates, does it constitute unlawful sexual harassment?
For an executive on the road, the search for a partner has to be squeezed in between flights, heavy work schedules and catching up with friends.
Looking for love in all the wrong places?
Playing Cupid can bring in cash. Just ask New York matchmaker Janis Spindel. She charges $20,000 to find a mate.
Imagine walking into a bar and asking 20 potential dates for their personal stats, and without thinking twice, they hand over the information. Five minutes later, you've discovered that 15 of them aren't worth your time. But 5 sure are.
The problem of women over 35 not being able to find husbands is an issue that society tends to shove under the carpet.
In a conference room called cuddle bug at the Dallas headquarters of Match.com, three men and a woman sit around a long table talking about lust. But this is not the conversation that the topic b...
After a messy beginning, two dating services have united to create the world's largest. Both parties are keeping their names. Together Dating brings 75 franchises to the marriage; the Right One bri...
SWDF, 41, seeks SM, 35-50, for friendship, maybe romance. Professional woman, Tom Clancy fan, enjoys hiking, biking, walks on beach. Kids okay.
First he got involved with a neighbor in his new apartment complex only to learn she was already attached: Her husband suddenly appeared. Next he reconnoitered a nearby beach touted by a colleague ...
IN THE ROTUNDA at New York's Madison Square Garden--where elephants congregate at circus time--a different sort of three-ring affair attracted crowds one recent weekend. Some 34,000 men and women p...
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