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Blind date: There was little leeway for a two-way conversation

Rachel, 22, client services co-ordinator, and Ty, 27, consultant Rachel on Ty What were you hoping for?To meet the love of my life, obviously. First impressions?Considering I was 10 minutes late, I thought his first impression of me would be fairly low. But he was 15 minutes later than that, so I was both relieved and a tad irritated. What did you talk about?His friends, his family, his job… there was little leeway for a two-way conversation. Any awkward moments?Our debate about Pip from Great Expectations turns out you either…

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Video about swiping guys on Tinder is so real it hurts

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of swiping on men on Tinder, you can probably relate to this video.  A skit by writers Jon Foor and Luke Strickler poked fun at the overplayed trend of everyone on Tinder having exactly two personality traits: Liking The Office and loving dogs.  “Where’d you grow up?” Strickler asks his hypothetical match, jabbing at the repetitive, surface-level conversations people on the app have before either meeting up or ghosting each other entirely. “Real though, if you’re racist, sexist, homophobic, or not hot, this will…

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Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found It reports that one 13-year-old boy with a profile on the Grindr app was raped or abused by at least 21 men.  The Sunday Times also found 60 further instances of child sex offences related to the use of online dating services — including grooming, kidnapping and violent assault, according to the BBC, which covered the report.…

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32 Uncomfortable Truths About Relationships For Everyone Thats Single

These cartoons – originally published in the Washington Post as part of the widely-syndicated Carolyn Hax advice column – point out how complicated people and relationships are, and how sometimes you just have to shake your head and laugh. Nick has a book of his work available in print: “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You.” The forward is written by his struggling actor cousin, Zach Galifianakis. The perfect gift for anyone with a sense of humor, or for that Ex without one!…

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Tinder tests Swipe Surge in US to connect users during peak times

Tinder today announced the test of a new in-app experience it’s calling “Swipe Surge,” that will send notifications to users when there’s a spike in Tinder usage in their area. The feature is designed to allow Tinder to better capitalize on real-world events that drive increased usage — like music festivals, parties or spring break holidays, for example. The company says that it tested out sending push notifications to alert users about surge periods in its app back in 2016, and found that it resulted in users forming 2.5x more…

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Swiping sucks, so here are 11 dating sites for guys to find love

Whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or otherwise, dating as a guy can be rough. Sometimes you want to make the first move, but you don’t want to appear over eager. After all, if it’s a lady you’re pursuing, chances are she’s received more than a few unsolicited messages already. But if you play it too cool, you risk getting beelined into the friend zone or getting ignored all together. The proposition can be frustrating and intimidating, especially if you don’t know what’s out there or where to start. How does…

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Goodbye Tinder: Facebooks New Dating App Finally Allows You To Romantically Connect With Your Dads Friend Who Likes All Your Posts Even Though Youve Never Met Him

Online dating can be a serious headache, and it’s more likely you’ll find yourself stuck in an endless cycle of dead-end first dates than in a compatible match. But if you’re experiencing dating app fatigue, don’t lose hope of finding that special someone just yet, because Facebook just announced a brand-new dating feature that will finally allow you to romantically connect with your dad’s friend who likes all of your posts even though you’ve never met him. Unveiled yesterday at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, the social media platform’s incredible…

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End Of An Era: The New York Philharmonic Has Split Up After Its Tuba Player Started Dating Yoko Ono

The New York Philharmonic is one of America’s oldest and most venerated musical institutions, but sadly, it looks like its incredible run is finally coming to an end. The New York Philharmonic split up this weekend after its tuba player started dating Yoko Ono. This is definitely a sad finale for one of New York’s biggest cultural juggernauts and for classical music fans around the world. Although the orchestra has performed for the past 176 consecutive years without major incident, tensions began to boil up when the tuba player first…

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I Often Overhear People Say Funny Things, So I Started Illustrating Them

The characters in the world of “#ThingsThatiHear” are people we all know: They are our office mates who complain to us about the daily grind. They are the awful online date we are trying so hard to forget. They are the people silently stalking our Facebook. More than anything they are the US when we think no one is listening. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/overheard-conversations-illustrated-avner-geller/

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26 Heartwarming Memes And Comics That Will Improve Your Mood

Let’s turn those frowns upside down, people.  1 Via: raidaisy 3 Via: raidaisy 5 Via: raidaisy 7 Via: raidaisy 9 Via: raidaisy 11 Via: raidaisy 13 Via: raidaisy 15 Via: raidaisy 17 Via: raidaisy 19 Via: raidaisy 21 Via: raidaisy 23 Via: raidaisy 25 Via: greencaptain Read more: http://cheezburger.com/3161093/26-heartwarming-memes-and-comics-that-will-improve-your-mood

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Off Duty Cop Destroys Douchebag For Threatening a Girl In the Middle of a Restaurant and Gives Him a Taste of Justice

This douchebag got a heavy dose of what was coming to him after he decided to threaten his date in a packed restaurant.  whitsundayprofessionalcounselling BlackDeathZombieSwede BlackDeathZombieSwede BlackDeathZombieSwede BlackDeathZombieSwede BlackDeathZombieSwede BlackDeathZombieSwede BlackDeathZombieSwede Read more: http://cheezburger.com/3035141/off-duty-cop-destroys-douchebag-for-threatening-a-girl-in-the-middle-of-a-restaurant-and-gives-him-a

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This Is The Kind Of Guy You Should Wait For

Wait for the guy who reaches for your hand on the street and holds it proudly. Wait for the guy who grabs your sides after stepping off the curb too soon. Wait for the guy who reaches for you through the heavy mountain of blankets in the middle of the night, pulling you close. Wait for the guy who slips out of bed as quietly as possible in the morning to shower, letting you catch a few more minutes of sleep. Wait for the guy who almost always places his…

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