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Looking for love? Facebook gets in on the dating game
Facebook is trying to downplay the whole idea of Tinder-like swipes, and instead it’s promoting the idea of creating ‘meaningful relationships through things people have in common, like interests and groups.
Tinder unveils 'lite' version of its dating app
The new version will increase the app's performance and accessibility in emerging areas where data access is limited and mobile app use is more costly for users.
Scams rampant on dating websites and apps
Romance scams are popular because they prey on vulnerable people looking for love, and the victims want to believe what they are reading and seeing, which causes them to forget basic protection from scams."
Facebook debuts their take on the dating app
Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Dating at F8, Facebook's annual developer conference.
‘Freaky’ Aussies are ready for holographic dating
37% of Aussies are willing to scan themselves in 3D to find love on dating sites...
How your online dating profile can be traced back to your workplace
Online dating apps can go beyond the world of personal matchmaking and be used at weapons for cyber attacks against corporate organisations.
A Tinder app us peasants will never get to use
Celebrity crushes could be so much more than a crush. All you have to do is be any two of famous, attractive, and rich.
Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day
"Unfortunately, this predictably frenetic February activity plays right into the hands of cyber threat groups looking to take advantage of heartache."
Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success
If you’re planning to find your Mr or Mrs Right online, then it would pay to take note of the Norton Online Dating Survey first.
Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing
“Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day."
Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?
“Couples should think twice before opening Pandora's box and dooming their relationship from the start by connecting immediately on social media.”
What we learned from our crazy Kiwi Tinder experiment
With a maximum distance of 80kms, his gender preference set for Women and an age range of 18-29, Intern G was all set to go.
Kiwis not so shallow, according to finding love survey
"Women appear to be more practical than men with four times as many wanting their partner to have a job."
Police warning Kiwis about extortion on sex websites
“It appears overseas-based fraudsters are preying on New Zealanders who engage in online sexual activity."
How to protect your privacy when you're dating online
The increasing popularity of online dating services in New Zealand has caught the attention of scammers. Here's how to outwit and outlast the scammers
9 apps to help you survive Valentine’s Day
Are you wondering how you’re going to make it through Valentine’s Day? Hey, we’ve got your back.
Why Bristlr has nothing on Tinder, despite the beards
For an app that had such promise, it's really a piece of unsophisticated crap.
Move over Tinder, the beards have arrived
How liberating will it feel seeing the data of how many times some douchebag has sent the exact same message.
Former Tinder worker to launch rival dating app after suing for sexual harrassment
It's a social discovery app where users will never get unwanted matches and unlike other apps, Bumble suggests matches based on more ‘relevant signals’.
Digital dating - The next step...
We got to talking about how internet dating isn’t so much an issue as it once was, and it got me to thinking about where dating was headed.
How to find love online
With Valentine’s Day this month, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit one of our past articles "Find Love Online".