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A Brief History of Vintage Matchmaking

We are an obsessed culture, and there are few things we tend to fixate on more than finding love. Over 41 million people in the United States have attempted to find a partner through online dating — a billion-dollar industry that banks on our desire for a connection. But services like OkCupid, Tinder, and Match.com weren’t the first computer-based dating platforms — or the first matchmakers. We spotted eight vintage matchmaking devices and services that demonstrate how dating was done before the age of the Internet. … Read More

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Dating and Relationship Advice From Pop Culture’s Greatest Geeks

The word “geek” gets tossed around casually these days, it’s meaning still evolving in our Internet-obsessed age, but when it comes to pop culture’s depiction of geeks in love, things are largely the same. The stereotype of the socially awkward loner would have us believe that male and female geeks are incapable of dating, maintaining healthy relationships, and making the sex. But fictional geeks have proven that they are fully capable of meeting that special someone. They even have some pretty great advice to share with us. Geekadelphia co-founder Eric Smith covers the same tips for real-life geeks in his soon-to-be published The Geek’s Guide to Dating from Quirk. In the spirit of geek love, we share advice from ten of pop culture’s greatest geeks to guide you on your romantic quest. … Read More

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Dating Tips from Your Favorite Television Shows

He’s a womanizer, a parkour-crazy spaz, and the reason his roommates invented a Douchebag Jar, but the real-life Schmidt (played by Max Greenfield) on Fox’s New Girl is a pretty cool guy. The Emmy-nominated actor — who also just launched his six-episode web series, Finding Susan Glenn — is actually married, although he admits he used to find it tough to talk to women, because he was extremely shy. Huffington Post recently caught up with Greenfield to find out what kind of dating tips he had for singles searching for a love connection. The advice is a far cry from something his Casanova alter ego might say, which got us thinking about our favorite TV characters and the dating tips they’ve shared over the years. Dig into some handy — and not so practical — dating tips from television’s finest after the jump. … Read More

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What's On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we found out about a dating site for rural folks. We hung out with DJs Tater Tots and Pizza Slut. We had an honest conversation about our Mad Men dating style. We explored an interactive museum of Soviet arcade machines. We watched a rare… Read More

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The Culture Vulture’s Guide to Online Dating

While viable options abound on dating sites like Nerve and OkCupid, weeding through all your non-negotiables can be quite the task if you’re determined to find a date whose cultural priorities — not to mentions likes and dislikes — match up with your own. So we’ve rounded up a list of niche dating sites — not including the veggie site that Gawker recently busted for omnivorousness — that’ll help you find that wine enthusiast, bearded foodie, or Ayn Rand fan that you’re looking for. … Read More

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Video of the Day: Dating Dos & Don'ts from 1949

Not sure what to do if a random chance to go on a date falls in your lap? This instructional dating video from 1949 will tell you! Gee, it used to be swell how teenagers got voiceover films explaining all the problems in their lives out for them. Now no one tells those rascals anything except how fun it is on the Jersey shore. The video offers some important lessons for both boys and girls. Boys: when choosing a date, know that pretty girls are terrible, and polite girls are boring. But the perfect girl “knows how to have a good time, and how to make the fellow with her relax, have fun too. Yes — that’s what a boy likes.” We’ll bet it is. Girls: just make sure to be a cheap date so you’ll be asked out again. That seems right. Watch the video after jump. … Read More

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15 Pickup Lines to Use on Gawker’s New Dating Service

Lonely concern trolls and single snarksters, rejoice! Gawker has just announced #gawkerdating, which may well be the world’s first hashtag-based dating service. This suggests an entire universe of sarcastic jokes about nasty comments sections, infamous bloggers, and other media wonkery. So, guess what? We’re going to make all of them. Without any further ado, we present to you 15 pickup lines to use on the new Gawker dating service. Prove you’re wittier than their commenters by adding your own. … Read More

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Awesome Infographic: Can We Date?

The Morning News’ Can We Date? flowchart is a rather epic response to a reader who wrote in asking if it was socially acceptable for him to date his brother’s wife’s cousin. It skillfully answers his question about kissin’ cousins, and probably a few that you’ve had at one point in your dating… Read More

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Daily Dose Pick: I Don’t Care About Your Band

In I Don’t Care About Your Band, Julie Klausner turns the clichéd dating-misadventure memoir into a hilariously self-deprecating romp through the pitfalls of modern romance.

The New York-based comedienne, writer, and standup performer presents a chronological overview of her failed dalliances, from early adolescent experimentation to getting bedbugs after an obligatory post-coital sleepover. But rather than whining and wallowing over these mishaps, Klausner revels in her experiences with a self-amused candidness that speaks to everyone — whether single, attached, or somewhere in between. … Read More

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End Your Long Distance Romance, Save the Planet

We predict that this SLATE piece making the environmental case against long distance relationships will get heavily forwarded — hopefully not in lieu of actually breaking up with someone. Our favorite part is the call to action for lauching “a robust Date Local movement.”

We have but one question for the author, Barron YoungSmith… Read More

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