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  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Video: Pride Marchers Tell Us Their Grindr Horror (and Love) Stories

    OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'xrN21ubjoEg5Ypd8EIB6C4h5fKCmMKtR'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video "On our first date, she brought me a cat. A four-year-old cat from a shelter that was mean." "Oh, this is what you look like?" "One of my best friend's exes ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Where to Go on Your Online First Date (By Site!)

    Online first dates are stressful enough--will everyone know we've never met? What if his/her photos lied?--but resign to them in this city, and you've got the added challenge of picking a perfect spot for a rendezvous from thousands of potential locations. So we present you with our handy guide, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Dispatches from Craigslist: This Guy's Too Busy to Run His Own Online Dating Profile

    Hi, My name is Raillan. I saw your ad on Craigslist about finding someone to managing your online dating profile. I'm writing because I think I'm the one for the job.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    When Your Boyfriend Becomes Your Ex Girlfriend

    It sounds like an old Maury episode, but it's actually the subject of this week's column, an eye opening romp with promoter/DJ Michael Formika Jones (who's also been known as drag goddess Misstress Formika). Formika told me told me the above scenario happened to him. He was dating a guy, who one d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013

    LOVE LINES

    A million reasons why 
love rules and sucks

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    The Hideous Lies In Dating Site Profiles: Here's Your Handy Guide

    Everyone--I mean everyone--lies on Match.com, OKCupid, Grindr, Manhunt, eHarmony, and every other hookup site/app in tarnation. The profiles read more like romance novels than confessionals, filled with exaggerations, evasions, wishful thinking, and downright doctoring of evidence. With every word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Scientists Determine that People on eHarmony Want to Get Married

    ​How do you date successfully? Some might say it's only when you stop dating, a/k/a, find someone and settle down, or whatever people do. Others might say that it's as simple as going on a good date, or learning something from the experience, even if it's bad. Free-living caddish types and tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    The Best (and Worst) Days for Online Dating in NYC in 2011, According to Data From OkCupid

    We were wondering: Could there be truth to the idea that, say, after a natural disaster, or on a long holiday weekend, there might be a stronger inclination to turn to the sex of your choosing and merge, or try to find someone with whom to merge, or at least get some dinner or something? And how did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Woman Who Bragged About Using Match.com to Get Guys to Buy Her Dinner Brags Some More

    video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerRemember Jessica Sporty? She is the enterprising Murray Hill twentysomething written about in November by Business Insider, which first published her name, after which it was picked up by various media outlets (us included); then changed it to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Single Lady Brags About Using Match.com to Get Guys to Buy Her Dinner

    "Make dinner happen."​I wasn't going to write about this, but it started making me madder and madder, so here I am. Business Insider today writes of a woman named Jessica Sporty, who, at 23, was simply too poor on her $45K salary to take care of her $1,475 a month (ahem -- Murray Hill) apartme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Your Awkward Blind Date Will Be Livestreamed

    ​How about we...arrange a blind date in which we will be watched by an array of other people, media professionals and whatnot, but really, whoever happens to be curious about what other people do on their blind dates (because we're all afraid of failing in this regard, right?). How about we go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Poop On TV Today! Hot Shit!

    ​According to one of my loyal readers, Dr. Oz's show today was a health-concerned one on which the great and powerful Oz asked audience members to hold up their poo and pee samples for the camera like cats holding up a dead mouse. No shit! Fortunately, he didn't then ask them to do the wave.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    How Is New York Not in the '10 Most Promiscuous Cities' List?

    Portland, the most promiscuous city in America. ​Dating site OkCupid, which comes out with interesting sex and dating data every now and then, has dropped some new knowledge on us: a list of the 10 most promiscuous cities in the U.S. The metric is based on how many OkCupid users' profiles sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    The Creature Behind Snooki's Success Is a Flatulent Horse

    I don't know why you would want to watch this either.As the fourth season of Jersey Shore creeps upon us like red tide, and we learn more about Bridge & Tunnel, a precursor MTV show that the Shore's guido-monsters ate, let us remember how hyperventilating poofball Snooki came to be.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    StreetMatching.Com Is an Online Dating Site for All Those Missed Connections

    There's a dating site for this.​It's the year 2011 and there are waaaaay more options for online dating than Match.com. Enterprising people all over the world are creating business plans for their particular dating schemes (HowAboutWeOnlyDate BeautifulPeopleWithDogsWhoKnit), and the latest, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    The People You Date Are the People You Can Date, Science Says

    Spoiler: This film has no basis in science.​Good news for people who date people! Generally, the people you want to date are people who might want to date you, people of the same "desirability" and/or "hotness"! Does this, perhaps, seem sort of untrue based on your recent dating history? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    DateMySchool Expands To 204 More Campuses

    ​Last November, two Columbia students launched DateMySchool, an online dating service exclusively for college students. Columbia University Business School students Balazs Alexa, 28, and Jean Meyer, 29, came up with the idea for the site when they were discussing the "lack of dateable women" i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2011

    New Dating Opportunity For Reclusive Weirdos!

    ​The world of online dating is full of misleading profiles. It's a huge cliche, really. Remember what happened last week with the OkCupid lonelyhearts 4chan tried to prank? Anyway, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. A new dating website called "Cloud Girlfriend" casts off any pretense of realism ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2011

    4Chan "Forever Alone" OkCupid Prank Didn't Go Exactly As Planned

    ​Yesterday, the lonely dudes of 4chan enacted their plan to prank the lonely dudes of OkCupid. The trolls had set up fake OkCupid accounts depicting cute single women, with which they'd attempted to lure "forever alone" guys on the dating site to Times Square, where they would all collectively ... More >>

  • Film

    April 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    How New Yorkers Describe Themselves in Their Online Dating Profiles

    The "shy" map.​Ooh, infographics! Dating infographics! According to these enlightening maps by R. Luke DuBois, which appear today on Fast Company's Co.Design blog, America is quite diverse with regard to how we like to describe ourselves on our online dating profiles. In certain places (like W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2011

    Zagat Gives Terrible Dating Advice

    ​Zagat has come out with this "Essential Dating and Dumping Guide" thingie. They surveyed people about their dating habits and came out with a little guide to the best places in New York to go on dates (and to break up with people). Some of the advice or whatever is kind of sound. And most of ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011

    NERDS UNITE!

    V-Day speed dating for the geek set

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    OkCupid May Have Hooked Up With Match.com, But That Doesn't Mean Change, Says CEO Sam Yagan

    ​OkCupid, the online dating site famous for, among other things, Julian Assange's dating profile, being self-professedly "always free," and doing rather amazing in-depth analyses of user dating information, is now $50 million richer (in cash!) by way of an acquisition from Match.com. As daters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    In Defense of Dating in New York City

    ​One of the most common things to say about the New York City dating scene is that it's abysmally awful, and that the guys suck. How many times have you heard this? We've heard it so many times it's abysmally awful, and it sucks. But the repetitive nature and unoriginality of the claim means i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Julian Assange's Online Dating Profile: A Relationship Expert Comments

    "Save the knit caps for the cold weather." ​OKCupid seems to think that the Internet dating profile of a guy who seems an awful lot like Julian Assange is, in fact, legit. And we certainly hope it is. But how does it measure up, in terms of actually getting Assange (or HarryHarrison, his onlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Plenty of Fish is Not Working, and People Are Freaking Out

    ​Do you know what Plenty of Fish is? It's a dating website based in Canada -- though it's kind of a big deal in Williamsburg, supposedly, probably because it's free -- and it's currently not working. What of the people whose matches have yet to be made?

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Crowd-Sourcing Dater Brian Is Meeting Lots of Interesting Ladies on His 30 Dates in 30 Days

    Brian and Date #5, Tyla​Brian Moore, the 23-year-old behind the Facebook, Twitter, and website-driven Dating Brian project, outsourced his dating life to the Internet after a dating drought following a five-year relationship. Since our first article about him, he's become something of a media ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Brian from Wisconsin Dishes on 30 Dates in 30 Days: Today is Date #1

    ​Brian Moore, a Milwaukee-raised 23-year-old, is like the modern-day version of sweetheart Cory Matthews from Boy Meets World (albeit lankier and blonder), and he's seeking his Topanga. The Emerson '09 grad moved to New York four months ago, and having spent most of his entire adult life in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    The Annals of Shameful Cross-Promotion: Online Dating for People Who Like Salad

    ​Even by the standards of the press releases that infiltrate Fork in the Road's inbox, this one is fairly remarkable: it seems that the owners of the Just Salad chain have introduced an online dating service for people who claim to like their salads:

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Brian from Wisconsin Wants to Meet NYC Ladies, Hatches an Internet Scheme to Make It Happen

    ​Oh, the innocence of youth, plus the tech-savvy of youth! Meet Brian, the adorably awkward lil guy (think Michael Cera's love child with Neil Patrick Harris, or a skinnier Anthony Michael Hall circa Sixteen Candles, or maybe a young, blond, Wisconsin version of Woody Allen) behind dating blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2010

    The Problem With the First Date Ideas in the New York Times

    ​People are like lemmings, the New York Times teaches us in this weekend's Style section meta-trend piece on dating, entitled "Watching Trends in Dating." More specifically, this is "The Ritual of the First Date, Circa 2010" and New Yorkers are lemmings because they collectively migrate, in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Joan Rivers' Gay Revelations!

    ​CLICK HERE for my column in which the veteran funny lady tells me if she's ever had a lesbian experience and also if she's ever dated a man who turned out to be gay. Well, I asked! I also dish about:

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2010

    NICE TATS

    Love the skin you're in

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Q&A: Claudia Opdenkelder, Founder, "Cougar Life" Dating Service

    It had to happen: now there's a cougar dating site. Cougar Life is for "Women in their PRIME: independent, sexy and wildly successfull" who "enjoy men that are youthful" -- and, of course, for those youthful men who like the idea. It's the brainchild of Claudia Opdenkelder, 39 years old (she told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Chefs Need To Get Laid, Too

    We like to complain about the myriad ways in which chefs pimp themselves out these days, but Time Out has taken the practice to a more literal place. This week's dating section features 15 restaurant and chef types who're looking for love of the non-corporate persuasion. If you've ever wondered what ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009

    THE DATING GAME

    A musical dating show

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    eHarmony Settles, Will Enable Same-Sex Match-Ups

    In another bit of judicial activism that should re-invigorate conservative charges of gay-on-straight violence, a Jersey lawsuit in which a gay man charged that eHarmony had discriminated against him by not offering same-sex matching has been settled, and eHarmony will begin offering "male seeking m ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008

    ODDBALLS ATTRACT

    A show with harelips and phone sex

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Winona Ryder Insists on Showing Her Puppies!

    The ever adorable Winona Ryder stole on the set of the upcoming Sex and Death 101—everyone's hearts, that is! Through nudity! (Awww.) According to writer/director Daniel Waters, "Even I was a little shocked when Winona insisted on rehearsing her love scene topless. Who was I to protest?. . .Winona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Built By Wendy Shopping Party

    Built By Wendy wants to get you tipsy and give you 20% off. Sounds like a hot date to us!

  • Film

    September 12, 2006
  • People

    February 21, 2006

    Who's Paying for Your Next Date?

    Deciphering the tricky triangle of cash, sex, and romance

  • People

    May 3, 2005

    Is This a Date?

    Vague plans leave me clueless about where I stand with flirty friends

  • News

    October 19, 2004

    Sleeping With the Enemy

    Democrats and Republicans kicking each other out of bed—literally—during the most heated campaign in decades

  • News

    June 3, 2003

    Six Degrees of Sexual Frustration

    Connecting the Dates with Friendster.com

  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Date Clothes

    What I Wore to Get the Guy/Girl

  • Long Island Voice

    September 21, 1999
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