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Dating: The Final Frontier

Dating: The Final Frontier

Silicon Valley Techies Are Signing Up to Be Sugar Daddies

Ms. Kross is the new president of ArrangementFinders.com. (Getty)

Arrangement Finders is a dating site catering to a very specific clientele: wealthy, heterosexual men, and the women who want to date them.

Founded in 2009, the site announced on Friday it was bringing on porn performer and producer Kayden Kross as its new president. We caught up with Ms. Kross to congratulate her on the new position, as well as hear the latest about the burgeoning sugar daddies site. Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

We’re So Vain: Full Body Photos Will Get You 203% More Online Dating Messages

Er, those 2015 predictions seem wishful. (Zoosk)

Guess what, ladies? If men aren’t messaging your online dating profile, it’s not because they’re intimidated by your intelligence or good looks. It’s probably because you’re posting too many outdoorsy photos and not enough selfies.

Right on the heels of Match.com, Zoosk has published its own swath of end-of-the-year online dating statistics. Yes, Zoosk—the people who also helpfully instructed women on exactly what make-up to wear to snag a man onlineRead More

Dating: The Final Frontier

Tired of Tinder? Dating App ‘Hinge’ Scores $12 Million in Funding

Hinge shows you people with whom you share a mutual friend. (Hinge)

Dating app Hinge has just hooked up with some serious cash.

The app, which some have called the “new Tinder,” today announced the completion of a $12 million Series A, bringing their total funding to over $20 million. The funding round was led by Shasta Ventures, with participation from previous investors Lowercase, Great Oaks, Eniac and CAA Ventures, a press release stated.  Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

Tinder Will Launch ‘Tinder Plus,’ But They’re Leaving Out the Best Possible New Feature

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Tinder announced on their blog yesterday that by the end of the year, there will be an option to join Tinder Plus, a paid service that optimizes your swiping experience for more efficient lurking. Unfortunately, the proposed service is sorely lacking the one feature that would have solved all of the current problems with Tinder.

If Tinder is going to offer a paid account, the feature they desperately need to add is the ability to filter out everyone who isn’t paying. Sound elitist? Let me explain: Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

Matchmaking App Lets You Set Your Friends Up on Online Blind Dates and Watch It All Unfold

Except through an app. (Photo via www.onlinedating.org)

Friends can be terrible matchmakers, and blind dates are notorious for going horribly, horribly wrong. But if you’re willing to give it all another chance, you can now do it from the comfort of your iPhone.

A new app called Hitch can add a little mystery to your mobile dating life by letting your friends set you up on virtual blind dates. Finally, you can look for love without the superficial swipes. Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

This Bizarre Dating App Is More Depressing Video Game Than Matchmaker

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Usually, dating sites and apps try to convince singles that their service is more likely to land you an in-person date than the competition. Tinder gives you a ton of options fast. OkCupid gives you the best match. HowAboutWe makes the first date the absolute priority.

Not Floret. Floret doesn’t care in the least about real dates. Instead, Floret is a “dating” app that makes quickly matches you up young singles so that you can just keep chatting with them on your phone and sending them little videos. In order to find your matches, it oddly uses an antiquated logic problem to pit you against other potential matches. Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

This At-Home DNA Kit Tells You If Your Relationship Is Doomed

It's as easy as paying US$164 and spitting in a tube! (Facebook)

Want to know what the future holds for your fab new Tinder boyfriend? A Canadian company is claiming they’ve devised an at-home test that can scientifically predict whether you and your partner are destined for long-term happiness.

The Couples Kit, created by Ontario-based Instant Chemistry, has couples participate in genetic and psychological tests to determine their compatibility, the Daily Mail reports. Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

Swipe Right For Grandma: Stitch Is the New Tinder for the Elderly

Love at first sight <3 (Stitch.net)

First, you were teaching Grandpa how to Facebook. And now? He’s swiping left and right for romance.

Don’t worry, your grandfather isn’t going to show up in your Tinder feed. He’s off to find a “companion” on Stitch, a soon-to-be-released dating app designed for the over 50 crowd.

The brain child of Aussie Andrew Dowling, Stitch matches local seniors who are looking for “friends, marriage, and everything in between,” the website says. If it’s anything like Tinder, we expect these seniors are going to be a lot more than friends. Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

Here Are the Anonymous Mating Calls of the 12 Creepiest Techies at Internet Week

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Is there anything more tragic than locking eyes with the cutest tech nerd at the conference, only to lose sight of them in the midst of all the miniature drones and robot demos?

Long lost lovers of the tech world are in luck. The new service In Real Life, Baby (#irlbb) allows people to anonymously tweet at their Internet Week missed connections. Read More