Author: Kendra Briggs

Compatibility Isn’t No. 1 Ingredient To Satisfying Relationship, Study Says

Compatibility Isn’t No. 1 Ingredient To Satisfying Relationship, Study Says

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – While Green Day’s “Nice Guys Finish Last” celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019, new research says nice guys actually may finish first. According to a study by Michigan State University in the Journal of Research in Personality, the main ingredient to a satisfying relationship is a nice partner.

The researchers studied 2,500 heterosexual couples who have been married for about 20 years and discovered that shared interests weren’t the No. 1 element to a satisfying relationship despite what many people – and dating apps – believe.

Instead, simply having a “conscientious and nice” partner lead to happier relationships.

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2019 survey on dating and distance: how far are people willing to look for love?

2019 survey on dating and distance: how far are people willing to look for love?

Online dating fundamentally changed how we connect with others, and even how we date and fall in love. From Tinder to Bumble, Hinge, and even FarmersOnly.com, it’s easier than ever to find a match almost anywhere in the world.

Yet, while you can connect with someone on the other side of the globe, most people say they are still looking for romance close to home. In our recent survey, HireAHelper uncovers exactly what distances people are (or aren’t) willing to go to find love.

  • When dating, most people’s limits for finding a partner are their state borders. Two-thirds (68%) say they’d look for a partner within their state borders or closer; this includes a third (35%) who wouldn’t look for love outside their neighborhood or city.
  • When dating through apps or online, the limit on love is 30 miles or less. Two-thirds of people say they’d set a dating app or site’s location radius for matches at 30 miles or closer.[…]

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Smoking and making dirty jokes are massive turnoffs for online daters

Smoking and making dirty jokes are massive turnoffs for online daters

If you’re a smoker with piercings and a penchant for mirror selfies, we’re sorry, but you might find it tricky to find love online.

That’s according to a new bit of research that looks at the biggest dating app turn-offs out there.

There are some obvious no-no’s on the list – mentioning your sexual skills in the initial chats is frowned upon, for example – but some are more unexpected.

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Bumble Makes Online Dating Safer with In-App Video Chatting

Bumble Makes Online Dating Safer with In-App Video Chatting

Feminist dating app Bumble, created by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, recently announced its latest safety feature: in-app video and voice chatting.

What’s more, the options of Bumble’s dating app make it easier to connect with potential dates before meeting in person. And, unlike other dating apps out there, taking this step doesn’t require exposing either user’s phone number or any other contact details.

Bumble’s entire premise came out of Herd’s negative experience with Tinder. Herd left Tinder after experiencing sexual harassment from fellow co-founder Justin Mateen. Tinder and Herd settled the case for approximately $1 million, which provided some seed money for Bumble.

Bumble Lets Women Make the First Move

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Con artists are a ‘silent epidemic’ in the dating scene, says former victim

Con artists are a ‘silent epidemic’ in the dating scene, says former victim

Joe was warm. He was a talker. A little odd at first, but he said a lot of the right things.

He presented as a wealthy farmer and former architect who wanted to settle down in the country with his kelpie and have fun weekend getaways.

Stephanie Wood is an award-winning investigative journalist.

Not what you would call an easy mark, but someone who took a chance at online dating and who, in 2014, thought she’d found a perfect match.

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LGBTQIA+ members: Dating apps help us find companions and even come out

LGBTQIA+ members: Dating apps help us find companions and even come out

Many may think that the probability of finding long-term partners via dating apps is low, but thanks to the added filters, LGBTQIA+ people in India are now more open to using them.


Gaurav Singh, 25, owner of a social media marketing agency, was never convinced about the usefulness of dating apps for the LGBTQIA+ community and whether it was a safe space to get into. But his perception has changed in the last one year.


Over the last several months, app creators have been making special efforts to improve the experience of online dating for the LGBTQIA+ community and making it as safe as possible for users by introducing additional filters, among other things. Along with this, the inception of a home-grown dating app for LGBTQIA+ people, has led to a major change in the dating experience. 

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Single in the Queen City? RBL dating app looks to match Black singles

Single in the Queen City? RBL dating app looks to match Black singles

“Charlotte is a tough market when it comes to the dating scene,” Danielle Miles shared during one of our many conversations about dating.

Miles moved to Charlotte 10 years ago from Richmond, Virginia, and describes her current dating life as non-existent.

“People are turning to the online apps for a little help because just running into someone on the street seems to be a thing of the past,” she said.

Joseph Dixon saw a need in the Black dating scene — access. Busy singles needed a space specifically curated to meet other eligible Black singles. In 2013, he launched Charlotte-based RealBlackLove Inc., an online dating site for African American singles. The accompanying RBL dating app currently has close to 200,000 users.

Although nearly 50 million people have tried online dating, some still believe finding love online is taboo. Out of 182 cities, Charlotte comes in at No. 69 on WalletHub’s ranking of the nation’s best cities for singles. (I could argue that it should be ranked lower if your purpose of dating is to be married, but if you want to be casual, then the list sounds about right.) In RealBlackLove’s poll, Charlotte was ranked the seventh best metro area for Black singles to find love.

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Stephen Port: Who Were The Four Men Murdered By The ‘Grindr Killer’?

Stephen Port: Who Were The Four Men Murdered By The ‘Grindr Killer’?

Stephen Port targeted attractive young men on gay dating websites and lured them to his home so he could drug them and fulfil his rape fantasy, an Old Bailey trial heard three years ago as he was convicted of four murders.

The 41-year-old chef plied them with drinks spiked with fatal amounts of the drug GHB. He later dumped their bodies near his flat in Barking, east London, close to a local cemetery, and embarked on an elaborate cover-up.

A jury heard how he disposed of their mobile phones, repeatedly lied to police and planted a fake suicide note in the hand of one of his victims.

But although the deaths of Jack Taylor, Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari and Daniel Whitworth over 15 months bore striking similarities to each other, police failed to make the link until relatives of his final victim demanded answers.

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