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After 10 Years, Here’s Why I’m Over Online Dating

Shani Silver writes at The Huffington Post “Ten years is a really long time to be single. It’s also a good amount of time to see the natural evolution of a thing. Since I was born in 1982, online dating is one thing I’ve gotten to observe. I’ve seen online dating evolve from lengthy profile setups that took hours if not professional help to complete, to simply importing Instagram photos with zero information required of you or offered to the swiping party. Even the effort we put in to join online dating has become a pittance, so it’s no wonder the participants have become such passive, jaded swipers with attention spans that last the length of time we spend on the toilet. Yes, I am aware that you have a co-worker whose best friend met her husband on Tinder, like, two days after she broke up with her boyfriend of five years. We’re all very happy for Jessica.”

Click to read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/personal-silver-online-dating_us_5a871104e4b00bc49f43a979

Online dating is bringing Americans of all religions, race and classes together

Quentin Fottrell writes for Market Watch ” Does online dating break down barriers? In a paper released this month, Reuben J. Thomas, assistant professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico, looked at data from 3,130 people in 2009 and 2017 to establish how they met their partner. He found that “couples who met online are more likely to be interracial, interreligious, and of different college degree status.” Those with college-educated mothers were not more or less likely to partner with those with-or-without college educated mothers online.

Dating sites bring people from different backgrounds together in a way that other parts of the internet don’t. What’s more, not only is meeting online predictive of educational diversity in couples, but it also produces more age-similar couples than off-line sources of romance — namely, meeting through friends or a bar.”

Click to read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/online-dating-is-bringing-americans-of-all-religions-race-and-classes-together-2018-02-12

Dating Danger? Businesses Rethink Workplace Romance Policies

Joyce Rosenberg writes for US News and World Report ” It happens in so many workplaces — two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating. Many owners have consulted with employment attorneys or human resources professionals since the accusations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein in November. Some owners have created or updated their policies on dating and sexual harassment, and they’re making sure staffers know the rules and to speak up if they feel harassed. Bosses who in the past just watched with interest as a relationship blossomed are being proactive, telling couples that if the romance sours, both people are expected to behave appropriately. And some owners are even asking couples to sign statements acknowledging that their relationship is consensual.”

Click to read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2018-02-14/dating-danger-businesses-rethink-workplace-romance-policies

DATING TIPS FROM NYC’S ‘TINDER WHISPERER’

New York 1 News reports “If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, why not let someone else do your looking for you? Meredith Golden is a matchmaker and dating coach living on the Upper West Side. She helps New Yorkers improve their online dating game and will even do the work of swiping and chatting on their behalf. “I think New York City is a great dating pool. There are a ton of single people. There are people here who want to genuinely meet people and get into relationships,” Golden said.”

Click to read more: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2018/02/14/valentines-day-online-and-app-dating-tips

‘Breadcrumbing,’ ‘benching’ and other millennial dating terms you ought to know

Ashley Papa report for Fox News ” If you’re trying to navigate the dating world these days, you need to be aware of some of the current terminology daters are now using, as confusing as it may be. Lori Bizzoco, a relationship expert and the founder of Cupidspulse.com, says it’s millennials really the ones defining these new terms. “With the onset of technology and social media when it comes to dating, it’s harder to be in a relationship, so [millennials] want to be able to define what that relationship is,” says Bizzoco. But even though millennials may be the ones coming up with the new dating lingo, it still benefits every other generation to become familiar with these eight new dating terms:”

Click to read about all 8 terms: http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/02/13/breadcrumbing-benching-and-other-millennial-dating-terms-ought-to-know.html

Modern Jewish Matchmakers Urge Singles to Keep Their Hearts and Minds Open to Love

Esther Kustanowitz reports for The Jewish Journal “In Anatevka, fictional young women yearned for a match who, for Papa, should be a scholar and, for Mama, as rich as a king. In 21st-century Los Angeles, matchmaking is different from how it was portrayed in “Fiddler on the Roof,” but is alive and well, bringing single citizens together for serious relationships. “The best feeling in the world is making a match,” said Jenny Apple of Jenny Apple Matchmaking, who started introducing people in 2013. “Our clients like that we’re coaches, friends and mentors all rolled up ino one,” said Jessica Fass, of Fass Pass to Love.”

Click here to read more from our colleague and friend: http://jewishjournal.com/news/los_angeles/230567/modern-jewish-matchmakers-urge-singles-keep-hearts-minds-open-love/

Ann Tobin reports for MSN.com ” Why Tampa is TOP! With the average temperature rarely dipping below 70 degrees, beach life, a low crime rate and plenty of affordable housing, it’s no surprise that people are flocking to this buzzy coastal town. Tampa is also making a name for itself as an emerging start-up hub, which is attracting entrepreneurs looking to move to a new city straight from college.”

Click here to read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/americas-biggest-boomtowns-and-why-theyre-blossoming/ss-AAuOWEI?ocid=st#image=3

5 new heartbreak hazards to look out for while online dating

CBC News reports “The efficient, logical and often rewarding practice of online dating can be an excellent way to connect to someone with whom you have a lot in common. But the complications of a relationship can often be exacerbated by the ever-changing digital landscape that comes with connecting via a smart-phone app. CBC Life’s digital lifestyle expert Jamey Ordolis joined host Sheryl MacKay during North by Northwest to give an update on five of the latest online dating hazards.”

Click to read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/online-dating-hazards-1.4507852

The ultimate guide to having ‘the talk’ with the person you’re dating

Jennifer Swann reports for The Washington Post ““Do you want to be my boyfriend?” my friend says, lying on my bed and tossing her hair back in mock seduction. This, she claims, is the most direct method of asking the person you’re dating whether he wants to be exclusive. After several glasses of wine, the dinner party I’m hosting has devolved into an impromptu relationship-counseling workshop in which my friends demonstrate their best advice for having “the talk,” or the conversation so anxiety-inducing that it warrants its own euphemism in scare quotes. The talk is also known by a three-letter acronym: DTR, short for Define the Relationship — fittingly, also the name of Tinder’s official podcast.”

Click to read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2018/01/31/the-ultimate-guide-on-how-to-have-the-talk-with-the-person-youre-dating/?utm_term=.a5c0e7e126fb

14 Legit Reasons Tinder Is Making You Jaded About Love (And Why You Should Delete Your Account)

Ossiana Tepfenhart writes for Your Tango “Like it or not, Tinder has become a mainstream way to meet new people and possibly find the love of your life. Well, actually, not really. It’s just become a pretty popular hookup app that, once in a while, ends up having decent people on it. If you’re like a lot of people out there, the more you go on Tinder, the less you’ll enjoy it. Frankly, I gave up on online dating and have found it to be a great move. You might, too, and here’s why you might want to stop online dating and kill your Tinder account, speaking as someone who’s had enough of bad online dates.”

Click to read more: https://www.yourtango.com/2018310047/14-reasons-stop-online-dating-and-delete-your-tinder-account

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