Scammer Alert – Beware of Anyone Who Asks for Money

As more and more people go online, the scammers follow. Some of these scammers pose as members on dating sites, often as members of the military. They’ll even use a photo of a real military member they find online.

They’ll woo and romance you and tell you what you want to hear. Widows are particularly susceptible to such scams as they heal from the loss of a spouse.

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Online Dating Gone Wrong

A man in Barrie, Ontario set up a date with a woman he met online. Nothing wrong with that right?

Except…the woman turned out to be his current girlfriend! Whoops!

To make matters worse, she threw coffee in his face.

My question… is he the only guilty one here? Was she also looking for dates online or did she join as she suspected he was?

Source: cnews.canoe.ca

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Do Women Find Smiling Men Attractive?

A study at the University of British Columbia looked at what non-verbal expressions men and women found most attractive in the opposite gender.

While men find women who smile most attractive, the results for women may surprise you. Women found men who smiled less attractive than those who expressed pride or shame!

Does that mean men should promptly change their profile picture to one showing a different emotion?

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High End Matchmaker in Vancouver

If you were a multi-millionaire looking for the perfect wife, what would you do? One such man hired Janis Spindel, a New York based matchmaker, to find her for him. With fees starting at $100,000 this matchmaker isn’t for everyone!
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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Are you wondering what men and women really want for Valentine’s Day? Dr. Phil has the answer!

While eating lunch today I watched a bit of the Dr Phil show. He said he was going to reveal the answers from a poll he had run on his website.

What did women want for Valentine’s Day? 65% said they wanted a romantic evening planned by their man. This was followed by jewelry at 15%. Continue reading

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Be Safe On Your Dates

It’s important to be safe on your dates. Most of us want to believe that the guy or gal we meet online or through friends, is going to be trustworthy. But that isn’t always the case.

To find out what you can do to keep safe, check out the articles at SaferDates. This UK-based site has dozens of articles on dating safety which are worth a look.

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Science of Love

Is finding your soul mate instinct or can science find your true love? This is the premise of the NBC special airing tonight called ‘Science of Love.’

NFL football player Adam Johnson will go on two dates – one with a woman he picks on instinct and one chosen by science. Perfectmatch.com will provide the 50 women from which Adam chooses as well as the match based on their scientific compatibility matching process.

This one hour special airs on NBC on Mon. June 25th, 2007 at 10 pm / 9 central. Here’s a preview:

Check out our thoughts on Perfectmatch.

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How Many Men

3,144 single women were asked the following question by Match.com:

“How many frogs do you have to kiss before finding your prince?”

59% of women said more than 10… or more than their lip gloss capacity… Hmm… does that include school grade kisses?

Perfectmatch.com asked it’s members the same question and 54% said 11 or more.

Sources:
1. Link on Match.com no longer works. (http://corp.match.com/index/newscenter_research_myths.asp)
2. Perfectmatch Poll (September 26, 2006)

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Dumped on SMS

Can you believe that 25% of youth (15-24) have admitted to dumping their current boyfriend/girlfriend via text messaging?! Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you’re off the hook… 3% of those aged 65 or older also broke up with someone that way.

I wonder what happens if the text message gets lost. Talk about confusion.

Note: Stats noted above are from an article posted in 2005 at: http://www.mobileyouth.org/news/mobileyouth1330.html but can no longer be found on the site (as of July 12, 2011).

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Lavalife Review

Lavalife is a large mainstream dating site that moved online in 1997 (as WebPersonals). It has over 1.8 million members worldwide with most centered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Category: Online Dating

Memberships: Free & Paid

Target Groups: Heterosexual

What I Like:

Free members can reply to messages sent from paid members.

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