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Baby Boomers try dating onlineupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 16:25:00

Websites cater to over-50 crowd looking for love. CNN's Casey Wian reports.

Three boneheaded online dating moves to avoidupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 11:24:00

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.

Psychologists highlight pitfalls of online datingupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 16:33:00

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.

My granny is my wingmanupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:48:00

Finding a partner in crime when it comes to navigating your love life can be challenging.

Single at 60? How to navigate "gray" datingupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 08:42:00

Vikki Smith's first foray into the dating world after 30-plus years of marriage involved a bit of chicanery on her part.

How your online dating photo should lookupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 07:15:00

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.

Online dating tipsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 11:37:00

Research suggests 1 in 5 relationships now start online. Tech guru Mario Armstrong has tips on keeping it safe.

Online dating? Why no one wants youupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 11:37:00

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.

Man pleads 'no contest' in assault of woman he met on Match.comupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 18:55:00

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.

'Date night' was wrecking my love lifeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 11:22:00

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.

Granderson: Why date night doesn't workupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 11:22:00

LZ Granderson says having a set date night ruined his sex life and made his relationship boring and routine.

Avatar, shmavatar: Online profile pics really do matterupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 17:55:00

After scavenging through thousands of strangers' Facebook photo albums, you learn a thing or two about how to represent yourself online.

New dating site helps college students find loveupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 10:04:00

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.

Dating tips for single parentsupdated: Wed May 25 2011 08:31:00

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.

Woman sues site after alleged assaultupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 07:38:00

A woman sues Match.com after she says a man she met online sexually assaulted her. Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke with her.

Woman describes alleged incident that led to suit against Match.comupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 07:38:00

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 to begin checking for sex offenders in wake of lawsuitupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 20:42:00

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 to check for sex offendersupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 20:42:00

Match.com will check members against the National Sex Offender Registry after a woman says a man she met raped her.

Don't be offended by online-dating rejectionupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 11:29:00

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.

Can India be persuaded to date online?updated: Wed Mar 30 2011 23:16:00

Looking for love is a big business in India, where the art of matchmaking is being transformed with a click of a mouse.

Dating the second time aroundupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 09:24:00

After more than two decades of marriage, Rhonda Hayes, at 55 with two grown children, didn't expect to be single again.

10 New Year's resolutions NOT to makeupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 11:46:00

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 and real life: a quizupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 09:19:00

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.

People.com: Kim Kardashian: I Want to Date a 'Normal Armenian Boy'updated: Mon Aug 30 2010 09:28:00

The starlet says her mother, Kris, set her up on an unsuccessful blind date on her reality show

8 mistakes on women's dating profilesupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 15:56:00

Another day of online dating, and another crop of dating profiles to annoy me.

Moms post on 'Date My Single Kid'updated: Mon Jul 19 2010 11:59:00

Colby Brin, 31, and his mother are best friends.

People.com: Jessica Simpson Dating Ex-NFL Playerupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 07:27:00

The pop star has been involved with former San Francisco 49ers player Eric Johnson since May

Education, income and relationshipsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 18:54:00

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.

CNNMoney: Online dating without the creepy strangersupdated: Thu May 20 2010 12:49:00

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.

Spice up your dates with techupdated: Wed May 19 2010 12:58:00

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.

People.com: New Book: Elin Didn't Even Like Tiger at Firstupdated: Thu May 13 2010 13:47:00

A new bio of the golfer says Woods had to ask five times before Elin would go out with him - once

Finding love online, despite health problemsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 08:19:00

Lana, a 38 year-old publicist in Los Angeles, California, was diagnosed with genital herpes in 1997.

The 6 guys you'll end up datingupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 08:13:00

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.

Dating coach's 8 top tipsupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 11:03:00

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.

Online dating liars: Why they do itupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 22:54:00

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?

'Marry Him' author answers outrage about 'settling'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 14:01:00

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?"

Waiting for Mr. Right?updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 14:01:00

CNN's Tony Harris talks to the author of the new book, "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough."

China's super-rich look for love onlineupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 09:43:00

In China it can be hard for millionaires to find love. Just ask Xu Tianli.

Risk friendship for a 'maybe' relationship?updated: Fri Jan 08 2010 14:31:00

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.

Don't you dare call me a cougar!updated: Wed Dec 30 2009 08:22:00

In the age of the "cougar," why is there not an equivalent term to describe men in their prime who date younger women?

10 reasons to consider a blind dateupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 10:36:00

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.

Tips for successful online datingupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 14:46:00

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.

Stop obsessing about finding loveupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 15:02:00

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.

People.com: Jessica Simpson Is Open to Online Datingupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 13:47:00

Though she's yet to click her mouse to find Mr. Right, it could happen

10 reasons he may not ask you out againupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 10:47:00

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.

OMG -- my mom is online datingupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 13:08:00

On her second time around, 51-year-old divorcee Susan Potter decided to try online dating to find her perfect match.

Keep 'crazy' at bay while dating onlineupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 10:40:00

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.

Online dating deal breakersupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 09:41:00

When it comes to online dating, some things are deal breakers for women. Amelia Parry, Editor at The Frisky, explains.

Automatic online dating deal breakersupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 09:41:00

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.

Is online dating a waste of time?updated: Tue Jul 21 2009 10:26:00

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.

The downside of online datingupdated: Thu May 21 2009 09:52:00

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.

People.com: Bette Midler Offers Jennifer Aniston Dating Adviceupdated: Thu May 14 2009 14:55:00

The Divine Miss M plays merry matchmaker to the single star

Dating dealbreaker or dealmaker?updated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:28:00

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.

Dating a comedian -- don't do it!updated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:24:00

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.

Hungry for love? Matchmakers thrive in slumpupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:24:00

Everybody's got a hungry heart, but when bad times hit, it can become positively starving.

Matchmaking in tough timesupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:24:00

Ann Robbins, a certified professional matchmaker and relationship coach, discusses finding love in today's economy.

Don't let dating dry spell turn desperateupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:23:00

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.

Go ahead -- date a single dad!updated: Mon Mar 30 2009 11:15:00

For months I watched women swoon over "The Bachelor," Jason Mesnick, a divorced single father, and I just couldn't understand why.

How to avoid dating an abusive creepupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 10:51:00

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.

Four reasons why online dating is recession proofupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 12:02:00

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.

Are movies good for a first date?updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 13:39:00

"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.

Seven traits to investigate on a first dateupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 09:17:00

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.

How NOT to react when you get dumpedupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 10:15:00

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.

ME date HIM? What were you thinking?updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 10:26:00

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.

People.com: Michelle Obama on Date Nights with Her Husbandupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 18:29:00

Plus, the Senator's wife talks about being a parent – and whether she weighs in on policy matters

Time.com: Online Dating's Real-Life Matchmakersupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 15:00:00

An Orthodox-Jewish singles site has humans, not algorithms, work the Web to find the perfect partner

Some concerns of 30-something womenupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 15:02:00

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.

eHarmony CEO meets controversial successupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 07:07:00

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.

Looking for love? Keep an eye on your walletupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 14:39:00

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.

Be a savvy consumer when looking for love onlineupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 10:20:00

Looking for love this Valentine's day? Make sure Cupid's arrow doesn't hit your wallet.

GAO: Government credit cards used improperly updated: Wed Apr 09 2008 13:25:00

Federal employees charged millions of dollars to government credit or debit cards, according to a Government Accountability Office study released Wednesday.

Matchmaker's dating dos and don'tsupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 11:46:00

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.

Some digital neighborhoods better for dating updated: Mon Nov 19 2007 11:45:00

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.

How (not) to get a manupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 09:15:00

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.

Fortune: eHarmony does what tech ought to doupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 04:10:00

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.

Fortune: Voice-over-IP powers online love connectionsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 08:17:00

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.

Business 2.0: The accidental 'friend' finderupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 13:47:00

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.

Rising STD rate sparks online dating sitesupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 16:44:00

When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene.

Modern romance: Get texted when love is nearupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 12:49:00

Online dating is so last year. Now, if you're thinking romance, look to your mobile phone.

The mythology of 21st-century datingupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 16:06:00

These days, it seems either you've done it, or you know someone who has.

CNNMoney: Find love with Dr. Philupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 10:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Online dating feeling less attractiveupdated: Thu Aug 18 2005 12:03:00

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.

Can consensual workplace sex create a hostile environment?updated: Fri Jul 29 2005 13:36:00

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?

Looking for a partner on the roadupdated: Tue May 03 2005 07:40:00

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.

CNNMoney: Online dating background checks?updated: Mon Apr 25 2005 08:52:00

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Riches in romanceupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 17:33:00

Playing Cupid can bring in cash. Just ask New York matchmaker Janis Spindel. She charges $20,000 to find a mate.

CNNMoney: Hey Friendster, got a Match?updated: Mon Feb 02 2004 15:06:00

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.

Lessons on finding Mr. Right after 35updated: Mon Jan 26 2004 07:07:00

The problem of women over 35 not being able to find husbands is an issue that society tends to shove under the carpet.

Business 2.0: The Love Algorithm Match.com thinks it has found a formula for ruling the fiercely competitive online dating updated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Merger-Mania Merger Mania CORPORATE ROMANCE GONE GOODupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WEB PLACES WANT A BUSINESS THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY WORK ON THE WEB? TRY PERSONAL ADS.updated: Mon Mar 03 1997 00:01:00

SWDF, 41, seeks SM, 35-50, for friendship, maybe romance. Professional woman, Tom Clancy fan, enjoys hiking, biking, walks on beach. Kids okay.

Money Magazine: SINGLE WHITE MALE, 33, investment banker new to Seattle, could earn $150,000 this year; loves outdoors; seeks an upbeat, indepenupdated: Mon Aug 01 1994 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: MAKING MONEY HELPING SINGLES MINGLE Many of the 60 million unattached adults in the U.S. spend freely to find a updated: Mon Feb 18 1985 00:01:00

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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