While services like OkCupid rule the online dating roost, the true match makers are the algorithms telling users who they’re most compatible with. But those algorithms are far from perfect, and old-fashioned interaction still plays a key role.
Straight guys don’t have it easy when it comes to online dating. Attractive women are barraged with emails, according to reports from OkCupid and Meexo, making the chances of getting a response low. Here’s why:
Remember back in the day when you used to buy boxes of TNMT, Loony Tunes and Michael Jordon Valentine Cards to give to all the kids in your class? Well, creative agency JESS3 has created a series of cards that are a throwback to the old days…but with a creepy twist. Their V-Day cards are based on skeevy and downright frightening quotes from real OkCupid messages and are just perfect for sending to that lucky lady or gentleman you happen to be stalking at the moment.
9 Ways to Watch Obama’s Inauguration Online (Mashable)
Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony is happening today at 11:30 ET, followed immediately by the inaugural parade, the commander-in-chief’s ball and the inaugural ball. Looking for a place to watch online? Mashable has rounded up nine options for you.
OkCupid Labs continues to push out new projects, beta-testing an interest-based dating website, Kiss.com, and an interest-based search engine, Combosaurus.com.
Sam Yagan, the CEO and co-founder of OkCupid, is trying to persuade Internet daters to go back to blind dating. It may seem counterintuitive, but he’s betting that the blind date app his company launched today will prove that a machine algorithm can do better than users’ moms and nosy aunts at finding them a date.
Tired of all the searching and back-and-forth messaging that goes along with online dating? OKCupid is cutting out all the work that goes along with meeting that special someone online with the launch of CrazyBlindDate, a new app for Android and iOS that will help you get a hot date (or maybe an insane date) tonight, in just a few taps.
A thief got the surprise of his life earlier this week when he showed up for a hot date with a girl he met on OKCupid, only to discover that the “girl” was actually the guy he swiped a phone from on New Year’s Eve!
SocialTimes reported earlier this month that OKCupid was working on a housemate matching service. The service, Crashpad, is live in a beta trial. It currently supports just Bay Area housing matches.
On today’s edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog turned to social media to find the answers to puzzling questions, like which novelist should win the Nobel Prize this year and how to find a roommate online.